A TIME OF CHANGE
Sometimes change creeps up on you while sometimes it explodes inches away from your eyes.
The Dots experienced the latter in this , the 30th year, when first Martyn opted to step out , and then Niels followed suit.
The good news is that Erik Drost has rejoined the Dots on guitar, and for the first time since 1989, the band will be playing as a trio onstage with Raymond
remaining behind the controls at the mixing board.
In fairness Martyn had been indicating for some time that he needed to find a more stable income, as nobody can argue that times have become much tougher for every small band in the last few years.
However Niels’ decision was surprising ,but it can be that the occasionally rough circumstances the Dots encountered on the last tour represented a step too far.It was hard- EUROPE as a whole is very hard now.Attempts to play in even the cities which have always guaranteed large crowds have come to nothing (Stockholm? Strasbourg?), and it may be the point when we will call time on longer tours of this continent.
Happily the shows slated for April ARE going ahead, although there remains a disturbing gap where Greek shows should be, and we do hope for some positive news sometime in March.
Beyond April ,The Dots have a one-off in Amsterdam planned for 14th May, while a Polish festival appearance (July) and a concert in Moscow (September) should also go ahead.
It goes without saying that we wish Martyn and Niels success and joy in all their projects in the future.
Meanwhile some serious sessions are taking place in this new line-up and after the shock there is a feeling of real excitement once more.
2 Apr Brussels,B ………………………..Botanique
7 Apr Frankfurt,D…………………………das Bett
8 Apr Prague,CZ………………………….Jazzdock
9 Apr Breclav,CZ
10 Apr Lomnice nad Papelkou ,CZ……..Aion
11 Apr Kosice, SK………………………….Tabacka Kulturfabrik
13 Apr Budapest (tbc)
14 Apr Cluj ,RO……………………………..Irish Music Pub
15 Apr Bucharest,RO………………………Club Controle
17 Apr Thessalonika,GR (tbc)
18 Apr Athens ,GR (tbc)
21 Apr Roma ,I………………………………Init
22 Apr Torino,I……………………………….Union Club
24 Apr Geneva,CH………………………….L’Usine
14 May Amsterdam,NL……………………..Wilhelmina Pakhuis
If you can help with plugging those gaps , please contact Edward at :
A full USA/Canada Tour is scheduled to begin in Vancouver BC on October 15.
Plenty of news here as The Dots launch the second wave of CDRs for their 30th Anniversary actions.All are now in stock and ready to order.
1.THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS /ANY DAY NOW-THE SECRETS (TOQ CDR)
From 1987 and the last recordings made by the band on British soil. A real find in a box of dusty cassettes.Unheard sessions, ideas, miniatures and a colossal demo of “True love”. Sound has been lovingly enhanced as we want it to be more than a document. Price: 13.50 euros plus postage.
2.THE SILVERMAN/ ELEMENTAL (TOQ CDR)
Floating in a pool that stretches far beyond that wistful horizon where the orange sun spreads instead of simply setting.And the memories stand to attention and blow tender kisses. One of those places you do want to leave, and why should you anyhow? 13.50 euros plus postage
3. EDWARD KA-SPEL & ALENA BOYKOVA/ RED SKY AT NIGHT (TOQ CDR)
An hour in the company of Edward and Alena in a landscape that begins with desolation and finishes in ,well, paradise. Five lovingly recorded , meticulously
finished pieces from the last 2 years.13.50 euros plus postage.
4. THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS- Live 1991 DVD-R
Filmed with one camera in LPDs home town of Nijmegen.Hugely nostalgic (one of martyn’s first shows) and very wild and intimidating at a time when “Maria Dimension” was new. Consider this as a companion release to “The Maria Sessions”.Available from TEKA in mid-November and on tour before then.Price : 15 euros (plus postaged/packing)
5.THE TEAR GARDEN- Have a Nice Trip (CD)
Now finished and primed for production in the near future. Songs composed and recorded in Los Angeles early in 2008. A sumptuous audio rollercoaster.
Pre-orders from TEKA now being taken..20 euros plus postage.
6.EDWARD KA-SPEL- Trapped in Amber (LP)
Limited Vinyl only release from EK on the Dutch Plinkity Plonk label .Colourful and precious, a natural follow-up to “Painted River of Regrets”.
- 20 euros plus postage.
7..EDWARD KA-SPEL-Dream Loops (CD)
Originally planned as a CDR release on TEKA, it was decided to make it
a silver disc on Beta-Lactam Ring Records after a chat between Edward and Chris at the label.All proceeds go towards a a good cause (go to www.blrrecords.com for full details).-15 euros plus postage
NEW COMPILATIONS FEATURING LEGENDARY PINK DOTS AND
MEMBERS OF THE BAND.
Absolutely delightful collection featuring The Dots, Dresden Dolls,The Residents, Baby Dee and a brilliant side-splitting song from Tiger Lillies.
Available from : www.volvoxmusic.com
The Dots’ song “Man or Mouse” is exclusive to this compilation.
We have just a few copies so please contact us first if you wish to order.
It costs 15 euros plus postage and packing and comes with a promtional video featuring The Dots and live version of “The Wedding” with Edward Ka-Spel, The Silverman and Amanda Palmer.
2.KORM PLASTICS 25th ANNIVERSARY CASSETTE
A cassette release from long term LPDs friend Frans de Waard which features exclusive pieces from Edward Ka-Spel and The The Silverman.
Also features Z’ev, Illusion of Safety,Idea Fire Company and a host of others.
Order from Korm Plastics directly at:www.kormplastics.nl
An excellent compilation from Beta Lactam Ring Records featuring an exclusive track from LPDs, as well as contributions from Nurse With Wound,
Nadja,Andrew Liles,Troum and many others.All proceeds go to a very good cause…For more information contact: www.blrrecords.com
From us it costs 15 euros plus postage.
BACK IN STOCK!!
THE TEAR GARDEN- The Secret Experiment (CD)
Just a handful in the cupboard- 20 euros plus postage.
We’d like to bring your attention to www.loveandloudcolours.com.
This is a website dedicated to Edward Ka-Spel’s book of lyrics which was released a few years ago.The site has been updated and visitors will find
a section where Edward reveals the origins for many of his outpourings.
AND ANOTHER LINK
Long term Pink Dots’ friend Eric Lanzilotta of Anomalous Records has opened an excellent new music shop in Seattle .Music lovers should check this out ….Here is a description in Eric’s own words…
Dissonant Plane is a record store selling experimental, avant garde classical, psychedelic rock, drone, electroacoustic, free improv, noise, weird soundtracks, out rock, ambient, free jazz, metal (black, death, heavy, speed, power, thrash, symphonic, doom, gothic, experimental, grindcore, industrial, brutal death, viking, folk, noodlecore, avante, patriotic, electronic, shred, progressive, “deathphonic”, dark, satanic, religious, hateful,…) vinyl, compact discs, videos, books, and tapes.
5459 Leary Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT CAME OUR WAY.Watch this space for new entries in months to come. Meanwhile we direct you to previous newsletters
for precious pearls in this series.
AT LAST!!! THE UPDATED TEKA CATALOGUE
All orders can be made by sending me a message at
All out-of-stock items have been removed from the previous list.Remember to read the ordering instructions at the end of the lists..
1.LEGENDARY PINK DOTS
4 Days (Big Blue re-issue)
9 Lives To Wonder CD
15.00 EUR (out of stock)
9 Lives to Wonder CD (Big Blue reissue)
25th Anniversary Single (shocking pink vinyl)
Alchemical Playschool 2 x 10″vinyl LPs (Soleilmoon ,2 copies left)
Alchemical Playschool CD
(Second edition on Soleilmoon)
All The King’s Horses CD (Big Blue)
All The King’s Horses CD
All The King’s Men CD
Ancient Daze CD
Any Day Now CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Asylum CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Asylum CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Basilisk CD (out of stock ) 20.00 EUR
Brighter Now CD (OUT OF STOCK!)
Brighter Now CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Chemical Playschool 3/4 2 X CD
Chemical Playschool 10 CD
Chemical Playschool 11/12/13 3 X CD
Classics & Rarities 3 X CD (Big Blue)
25.00 EUR (1 copy in stock)
Crushed Mementos CD (OUT OF STOCK)
The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Curse CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)(OUT OF STOCK)
Curse CD (Big Blue re-issue)
A Dream is a Dream DVD LPDs live in 1987
Faces In The Fire CD (soleilmoon)
Faces in the Fire (Big Blue reissue)SPECIAL OFFER
Farewell Milky Way CD
From Here You’ll Watch The World Go By CD
The Golden Age CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Golden Age CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Hallway Of The Gods CD
Human Radio CDR
Island Of Jewels CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Island Of Jewels CD (Big Blue re-issue)
The Legendary Pink Box 2 X CD
Live in Hildeshem 1991 CDR
Live in Los Angeles 2002 DVD-R
Live in Montpelier 2 x CDR
Live 85-88 CDR
Live 89 CDR
Live At La Luna DVD
Live At The Metro CD
The Lovers CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Lovers CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Malachai CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Malachai CD (Big Blue re-issue)
The Maria Dimension CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Maria Dimension CD (Big Blue re-issue)
The Maria Sessions CDR (TOQ)
Nemesis Online CD
A Perfect Mystery CD (Soleilmoon)
A Perfect Mystery CD (Big Blue reissue)
The Poppy Variations CD
15.00 EUR (last copies)
The Poppy Variations (Big blue reissue)
The Poppy Variations 2 x LP (very last copies)
Prayer For Aradia CD (Big Blue re-issue)
The Pre-Millennial Single (Mini CD)
The Pre-Millennial Single (Vinyl EP)
Remember Me This Way (Mini CD)
Shadow Weaver CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Shadow Weaver CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Stained Glass Soma Fountains 2 X CD
Sterre (CD Single)
The Tower CD (soleilmoon)
The Tower CD (Big Blue reissue) SPECIAL OFFER
Traumstadt One CD
Under Triple Moons CD
The Whispering Wall CD
The Whispering Wail CDR (EK/Silverman)
Your children Placate you from premature Graves
TEAR GARDEN (E.Ka-Spel,Cevin Key)
Eye Spy with my little eye 20 EUR (out of stock)
Secret Experiment 20.00 EUR
For those who walk with the gods (russian comp with exclusive tracks–extremely limited stock)-20 EUR
Have a nice Trip 20.00 EUR
THE SILVER MAN
Dream Cell 2 x LP -bonus 4th side (LOW STOCK)
Nature of Illusion (w/bonus CD)
Nature of Illusion LP plus bonus CD (low stock)
Requiem Settings CD
Spectral Artifact CDR
State of Union CD (300 only) expanded and remastered from deleted CDR issue
Sun with a Beating Heart CDR
Woodland Calling CDR
(Blank) for your own message CD
An Unlikely Event CDR
The Blue Room CD
The Blue Room 2 X LP (OUT OF STOCK)
Caste O’ Graye Skreeens CD SPECIAL OFFER
DNA LE DRAW D KEE CD (Edward, Elke, Ryan & Calyxx)
Down In The City Of Heartbreak & Needles Volume II CD
20.00 EUR (OUT OF STOCK)
Eyes China Doll CD (original vinyl replica sleeve with bonus material)
Fragments of Illumina CD (very low stock)
Fragmants of Illumina (double vinyl w/bonus 4th side) (last copies0
Laugh China Doll CD (original vinyl replica cover with bonus tracks
from dance China Doll and unreleased)
Live in Basel CDR
Long Red Ladder to the Moon CD
15.00 EUR (Back in stock)
Dream Logik Part 1 CD (last copies of deluxe book style cover)
Dream Logik Part Two (single CD only)
Dream Logik Parts 1-3 (4x LP box set plus exclusive CD) (low stock)
Melancholics Anonymous CD (300 only)
20.00 EUR (last copies)
Love & Loud Colours Lyric Book & CD
Needles III CDR
O Darkness O Darkness vinyl only LP
25.00 EUR (back in stock)
Pieces Of 8 CD
Pieces Of 8 2 X LP (out of stock)
Red Letters CD
The Scriptures Of Illumina CD
The Textures Of Illumina 2xCD
The Painted River of Regrets (CDR ltd to 399)
The painted River of Regrets (vinyl-ltd to 300)
Trapped in Amber (vinyl-ltd to 400 )
Ulkomaalaiset 1 CD (improvisational trio of E.Ka-spel,Alena Boikova and Martin Heuser)
20.00 EUR (last copies)
Ulkomaalaiset 2 CD
Kissing Frogs is Fine (Russian compilation)- 15 EUR
MIMIR (The Silverman, E.Ka-Spel,Christoph Heemann, Andreas heemann,Jim O’Rourke)
15 EUROS (OUT OF STOCK)
Mimiryad -second album originally on vinyl now as CD.It is NOT the reissue .LAST COPIES of the orginal Mimyriad Cd which was different to vinyl version.
MARTIJN DE KLEER
So Close Yet So Far Out CD features Cevin Key and LPDs.
NIELS VAN HOORN
Klaverland Klompen CD (with mark Spybey of dead Voices on Air)
Strange Attractor LP (very low stock)
Strange Attractor 2 LP (very low stock)
Strange Attractor CD (2 albums combined -features Edward Ka-Spel a.o)
Strange Attractor/Mettle CD
Canta Mientas Puedas CD
Guide Vol. I: Best Ballads CD
Music for Girls CD
(Collaboration – Edward Ka-Spel lent vocals and lyrics to one track)
Silver Stars CD SPECIAL OFFER
(Collaboration – Edward Ka-Spel lent vocals and lyrics to one track)
HOW TO ORDER!!!
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IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT OUR SHIPPING POLICY (NOVEMBER 2009):
Due to escalating postage prices in The Netherlands, Terminal Kaleidoscope has had to change its pricing policy. Items listed no longer include postage costs so please consult the shipping chart before sending us the total for your order. If you have questions, please send us an email for an exact quote.
WITHIN EUROPEAN UNION:
1-2 x CDs = 5.50 Euros
3-5 x CDs = 8 Euros
6-10 x CDs = 12.50 Euros
More than 10 CDs, please contact us before placing your order.
1 -2x LP (Standard Mail) = 9.55 Euros /Priority – 11.20 euros
3-5 x LPs = 18 euros
More than 5 LPs, please contact us before placing your order.
Lyric Book =6.50 Euros
OUTSIDE EUROPEAN UNION (USA/ISRAEL/JAPAN/AUSTRALIA/NZ/SOUTH AMERICA):
1-2 x CDs = 5.50 Euros
3-5 x CDs = 11.20 Euros
More than 5 CDs, please contact us before placing your order.
1 x LP (Priority Mail) = 12 Euros
2-5 x LPs (Priority Mail) = 22 Euros
Book = 10 Euros
GENERAL ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. All prices are listed in Euros .Always check for availability of items before ordering by emailing:
2. . Under normal circumstances, we process orders within five working days, though CD-R orders may take longer. Trans-Atlantic deliveries usually take an average of three weeks for items that are in stock. However, since the postal service can take significantly longer than three weeks in some instances (and considerably shorter than three weeks in others!), we cannot be held accountable for fluctuations in your delivery time. If you are in a real hurry, your package can be sent by a service of your choosing such as UPS, FedEx, Overnight or Priority Mail. It is very important that you discuss delivery options and preferences with us at the time you place your order so that we can add the appropriate shipping fees to your total.
3. When placing your order, please remember that it is your responsibility to let us know if you would like your parcel sent via insured or registered mail. Keep in mind that we live in an imperfect world with an imperfect postal system. Alas, we *cannot* accept responsibility for uninsured/unregistered parcels that are lost or delayed. If you would like us to send your parcel via registered mail, we will be happy to do so, but please add 5 Euros or 6 USD to your payment.
4. Orders of 10 or more copies of the same title will qualify you for wholesale prices (much cheaper). Get back in touch with us for more details.
5. Alas, we cannot accept credit cards or cheques.
6. All payment must be made in advance, though we’ll be happy to reserve anything for you for up to three weeks. Please remember that we sometimes have an extremely limited stock of some items. To reserve items, please contact us through the e-mail address listed above.
7. Please make sure you include a note with your payment letting us know which item(s) you are ordering and your shipping address. If you are paying with a bank transfer or money order, make sure to list the individual titles on the transfer note or money order. In other words, please write: 1. “All The King’s Horses” CD, 2. “Requiem Settings” CD, 3. “Tanith & The Lion Tree” CD instead of “3 CDs.” If you are sending cash, please remember to enclose a list of the items you are ordering with your payment and again, please include the shipping address.
TO ORDER FROM THE KNOWN UNIVERSE
Always state your actual shipping address with the transfer and actual items you are ordering.
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3. By direct bank transfer in Euros made out to P.W.Knight; ABN/AMRO Bank (Keizer Karelplein 33; 6511 NH Nijmegen; The Netherlands); IBAN: NL23ABNA0492667705; bank identification number: ABNANL2A. Please remember to list your shipping address and the individual titles you are ordering on the transfer note. This will help us to process your order quickly.
4. THE NETHERLANDS ONLY!!! Payment via the postbank to P.W.Knight a/c no.582 1180.Note: It takes the Postbank an eternity to confirm transactions-please be patient with this option..
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Please remember to list your shipping address and the individual titles you are ordering on the transfer note. This will help us to process your order quickly. Please add 10 USD or accept the charges when you make your payment.
TO ORDER FROM RUSSIA:
1. Only by courier as regular mail does not tend to work. Please contact us first and we’ll work it out.We may be able to arrange postage inside Russia,but contact us first.
Please remember to list the individual titles you are ordering and include your shipping address on the transfer note. This will help us to process your order quickly.