Crossed Wires – Crossed Wires [LSD032]

Light Sounds Dark present ‘Crossed Wires’ an eponymous collection of music salvaged from a dusty cassette in the depths of the archives from the productions of an 80s psyche-experimentalist. Expect raw, unheard, previously unreleased music,. about as authentic as it gets.

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Crossed Wires – Crossed Wires [LSD032]

2019 Top 3 – Readers List

2019 is coming to the end so it’s that time of the year when we look back and see what caught our attention the most. As the tradition is on our side, we look first at the preferences of our readers and this is a top 3 of the most appreciated albums, compilations, mixes and other stuff.

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2019 Top 3 – Readers List

VA – Cuneiform for Pumapunku [LSD027]

Limited business from Light Sounds Dark. Very little info on this one, but quality ambient excursions from start to finish. Touching on post-punk textures and mildly orientalist tonalities

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VA – Cuneiform for Pumapunku [LSD027]

The Hanging Garden @ Trafohaus, Endhaltestelle Kaditz (Dresden) 20-21.08.2016

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The Hanging Garden @ Trafohaus, Endhaltestelle Kaditz (Dresden) 20-21.08.2016

VA – Ideas Of Reference & The Luna Sea [LSD014]

Light Sounds Dark’s steady plummet into the 5th dimension continues in earnest as the label reach their 14th release. A rather special unit, certain to dissipate as cleanly and as smoothly as a 150mics dose of Sandoz’ finest; best to pay the admission and take the trip now if you want in. Fortune favours the brave and fearless exploration is surely required. Gone are the boogie, cosmic and Balearic coloured fractals, replaced now by dark industrial menace, no-wave bleakness and post-punk tribal space music. Painstakingly sequenced and arranged over three discs to give you a truly immersive journey; fasten those seatbelts and take a trip on the rainbow super highway.

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VA – Ideas Of Reference & The Luna Sea [LSD014]

Light Sounds Dark – DSL002 [DSL002]

Light Sounds Dark travels through space enclosed within a case of its own building, surrounded by a mass of the forms created by our habitual thoughts. Through this medium we look out upon the world and naturally see everything tinged with its predominant colors, and all rates of vibration which reach us from without are more or less modified by its rate.” This is what is meant when they say that another person’s vibes are “on my wavelength…”

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Light Sounds Dark – DSL002 [DSL002]

Light Sounds Dark – Light Sounds Dark [LSD013]

Blimey, Light Sounds Dark really went to town on this new compilation of curios, obscurities and delights that’s spread across three 12″s. If you’ve indulged in previous slabs of LSD curated obscurity then you should have an idea of what is waiting for you within the rather tempting mirrored, triple-gatefold sleeve; namely a smorgasbord of industrial, proto rhythms and early wave sounds. Unlike previous Light Sounds Dark transmissions, there is no identifying information of any sort.

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Light Sounds Dark – Light Sounds Dark [LSD013]

VA – Light Sounds Dark [LSD012]

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Light Sounds Dark continue their impeccably curated endeavours this year, with a self titled compilation put together by their ‘International Communication Network’ adding a sense of accomplishment to previous 2013 transmissions such as that collection of archival Mutant Beat Dance material and the superb Dark Matters Too compilation. Those whose pants were charmed off by that latter release will find much to enjoy and investigate on this double vinyl selection. An undisclosed international cast of record diggers from San Francisco, Chicago, London and Manerbio (that’s in Italian province Brescia in case you were wondering) have selected 16 tracks that feature Dutch tape experiments in sound, murky industrial punk, proto techno, abstract synth pop and more. Not quite sure about the fluorescent pink cover art though…..

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VA – Light Sounds Dark [LSD012]

VA – Dark Matters Too: Tales Of Enlightenment [LSD010]

The superb Light Sounds Dark return with perhaps our favourite release so far in the shape of Dark Matters Too: Tales Of Enlightenment. This 13 track collection was allegedly compiled with the august help and knowledge of Intergalactic Communication Network, a group said to include the following individuals; Rick Strassman (M.D) and Slawek Wojtowicz (M.D), Mutant Beat Dance and Beppe Loda. Whether we believe Light Sounds Dark or not, Dark Matters Too: Tales Of Enlightenment remains a superb compendium of rare and obscure dark wave, primitive electro and cosmic slop with not a artist the Juno review team recognises! The opening two tracks demonstrate the sheer variety here with ramshackle shamanic underworld funk of Dementia Precox followed by ultra-rare vocoder jam of Popsong’s Factory (think a Japanese Felix Kubin). Beyond that CHBB’s “Go Go Go” sounds like the pummeling prototype to the superb recent Streetwalker LP and “Giving Head To Kilian” could be mistaken for White Savage Dance era Karl O Connor.

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VA – Dark Matters Too: Tales Of Enlightenment [LSD010]

VA – Danger Electrified Tracks [LSD008]

After the club tropicana sounds of Bang the bomb its time to roll the sleeves up and get down to the business end of this trip. Touching down on planet Subturanus in search of the real underground shit Light sound dark do not disappoint digging deep into its core and excavating strange alien like sonics which had previously been lying dormant. Onyx ”Robot world” kicks things and what a start! hailing from Boston Massachusetts this 1982 cassette only release is almost completely unknown to all but a few. So ahead of its time with its production and ”Robots are taking over the world” drone vocal this is an absolute must for people who are fascinated with the history of house music and is surely worthy as a missing piece on the ever expanding jigsaw puzzle.

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VA – Danger Electrified Tracks [LSD008]