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Strange Beauty
Strange Beauty
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Release Date
April 2016
  • Vinyl, 2×LP

    Out of stock
    • Compiled by Demdike Stare
    • Restored by Andy Popplewell (T.R.A.S.E. / Finders Keepers)
    • Limited to 500 copies worldwide

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Miles Whitaker and Sean Canty of Demdike Stare finally capture this lost-post-punk gem onto their DDS label, ready for heads to be excited. It’s worth recounting the trip they embarked on to get hold of these incredible sounds., Demdike were determined to track Orior down but had little information to go on, just the names “Clip and Phil” credited on a rare 7”, and an out of date contact for the obscure label Crystal Groove. After some detective work, and with a little help from Frank @ VOD, they managed to get a postal address for Clip that was ten years old and sent a note over. A letter was returned in reply from a Jeff Sharp (Clip) who was extremely surprised to be asked about recordings he had long forgotten about. This started a rewarding process: the master tapes were found in Jeff’s loft, but were in poor condition so were passed on to Andy Popplewell at AMR to bake and transfer. The rest is what you hear now; a stunning, hazy evocation of Coil, Caretaker, and Charles Hayward. Hassell, Eno, Vangelis. Distant, spooked post-punk that sounds truly otherworldly.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Larbico Orior 7:45 Buy
  2. 2 Hollow V2 Orior 1:20 Buy
  3. 3 Earth Rhythm Orior 4:32 Buy
  4. 4 Hollow V3 Orior 1:47 Buy
  5. 5 Dust Glow Orior 6:19 Buy
  6. 6 The Other Side Orior 2:40 Buy
  7. 7 Call Orior 5:43 Buy
  8. 8 EOS Orior 3:40 Buy
  9. 9 Hollow V1 Orior 3:06 Buy
  10. 10 From View Orior 4:25 Buy
  11. 11 Particle Orior 1:04 Buy
  12. 12 MA Orior 5:05 Buy



Minimal Wave and Post-punk

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