COLOR TAPES
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Distr.  : UK - Boomkat/Norman/
Style   : industrial / wave / electro / synth pop / cold wave /



COLORLP 01      V / A                   COLD WAVES OF COLOR             LP      11.2014

Side 1:         BERSERK IN A HAYFIELD   Tease
                MODERN ART              Alternative Universe (Edit)
                LIVES OF ANGELS         Lives Of Angels
                THE LORD                Winds Of Space
                BERSERK IN A HAYFIELD   Code
                WER7                    Don't Surrender
Side 2:         MYSTERY PLANE           Pigsty Cafe
                STEREO MACHINES & KINESIS : Excerpt From Cassette No: 10
                WER7                    Volt Air
                THE LORD                Space Is The Bass
                DISINTEGRATORS          Beyond Reason Beyond Time
                (Note : 180g vinyl edition of 500 with fold-out liner
                notes/poster)
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COLORLP 02      V / A                   COLD WAVES OF COLOR 2           LP      06.2015

Side 1          DISINTEGRATORS          Elixir Vapor
                VOID                    Transvision
                THE LORD                Out Of Space And Out Of Time
                BODY ELECTRIC           Undercurrents
                SPACE BROTHERS          Lodore (Purple Twilight Remix)
Side 2          VOID                    Radio
                BERSERK IN A HAYFIELD   Pulse
                WER7                    Masterful Of Ceremonies (edit)
                LIVES OF ANGELS         Experiment 1
                MYSTERY PLANE           Find Some Body
                LIVES OF ANGELS         Experiment 2

The third volume of Color Tapes compilation of predominantly UK cold wave bands is
here. Using basic synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers these groups invented a
new genre of ice-cold synth-pop. Cold Waves of Color collects these impossible to find
rarities of droning, aggressive synth music and then packages them on vinyl LP with a
poster and fanzine.
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COLORLP 03      V / A : COLD WAVES OF COLOR-VOLUME 3                    LP      02.2016

        1       Duke of Disrespect      You Tell Lies (Banging Away)
        2       Silicon Valley          X-Cell
        3       The Lord                Universe
        4       Disintegrators          Oscillations
        5       Lives Of Angels         Green On Black
        6       Silicon Valley : Holborn Station 3 AM 3rd January 1982
        7       Stereo Machines & Kinesis : Excerpt From Cassette No.7
        8       Disintegrators          Filter Reactor
        9       Berserk In A Hayfield   Club Paris
        10      Echophase               Destination
        11      Mystery Plane           When The money Runs Out
        12      Lives Of Angels         Red Suit

(Note : edition of 500. Includes A3 poster and reprint of Color Tapes’ 30-page Purple
        Twilight fanzine from 1985)
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COLORLP 04      MYSTERY PLANE           STILL LIFE                      LP      02.2016

        1       Telephone
        2       This Is Your Life
        3       Something To Prove
        4       Tightrope
        5       Somebody else
        6       Poor John
        7       Crying Again
        8       (Do The) Shah Of Iran (Twist)
        9       Still Life
        10      Silence After Midnight
                (Note : LP + poster , 500 copies)

Mystery Plane formed in 1980 from the ashes of 70's new wave band 3D5 who's line-up
also featured future Cure member Porl Thompson. This record was originally a demo
cassette made in 1981 that was hawked around record labels with a view for release.
Later Color Tapes released a 100 copies edition. To support their demo at the time the
band played such gigs at the Marquee, Rock Garden and The Bridgehouse supporting bands
such as Fad Gadget, Modern English and Henry Padovani (Ex-Police) in London.
This sublime minimal basement krauty synth LP was inspired by bands such as Neu, Amon
Duul ll, and "Vienna" period Ultravox. The album features guitar work of Gerald O'
Connell who was a big fan of Ash Ra Tempel's guitarist Manuel Gottsching. A year later
he went on to form Lives Of Angels who made the classic cold wave album "Elevator To
Eden" which was originally released on Color Tapes in 1983.
Mystery Plane have been featured on the sold out Cold Waves Of Color compilation
series. The album has been remastered by Denis Blackham and comes complete with a
poster insert.
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COLORLP 05      MODERN ART              UNDERWATER KITES                LP      12.2016

        1       Hello/ Goodbye
        2       TV Screen
        3       Landscape From A Dream
        4       Images In Sand
        5       Death Wish
        6       Protect & Survive
        7       Tropic Of Cancer
        8       Monochrome Dance
        9       46 Botanical Species
        10      (Trying To Find) The Hidden World

                (Note : LP , 500 copies + poster insert)

Modern Art were a minimal synth pop band from the early ‘80s. Gary Ramon, who went on
to form space rock band Sun Dial, was their principal member. Only two of their albums
were released on vinyl with rest being cassette only. 1982's Underwater Kites, the
first of those cassette albums, finally gets the vinyl treatment. Ramon’s use of
guitar synth and drum machines creates a dark, atmospheric work with elements of
psychedelia. Ramon has also collaborated with Current 93 and Coil.
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COLORLP 06      V / A : COLD WAVES OF COLOR VOLUME 4                    LP      12.2016

Grade A collection of post-punk rarities. Mostly unreleased or appearing on vinyl for
first time. Remastered by Denis Blackham (sounds amazing!). Includes A3 poster and
repro copy of Issue 3 of Purple Twilight; Color Tapes’ own fanzine.
https://boomkat.com/products/cold-waves-of-color-volume-4
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EXLP    01      V / A : COLD WAVES OF COLOR-US EDITION                  LP      06.2015

Side 1          BERSERK IN A HAYFIELD   Tease
                MODERN ART              Alternative Universe (Edit)
                LIVES OF ANGELS         Lives of Angels
                THE LORD                Winds of Space
                BERSERK IN A HAYFIELD   Code
                WER7                    Don't Surrender
Side 2          MYSTERY PLANE           Pigsty Cafe
                STEREO MACHINES & KINESIS : Excerpt From Cassette No.10
                WER7                    Volt Air
        T       HE LORD                 Space Is The Bass
                DISINTEGRATORS          Beyond Reason Beyond Time
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(Taken from: www.normanrecords.com)
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