Dark Entries Announces impLOG and Kirlian Camera Re-Issues, Out September 17th

Dark Entreies Announces impLOG and Kirlian Camera Re-Issues of Holland Tunnel and Uno, out September 17th
Dark Entries Announces Re-Issues
Having just wrapped up a successful 5th Anniversary Tour, Dark Entries shows no sign of slowing down. First up, on August 19th, the label will be releasing Opera Multi Steel’s debut EP originally released in 1984. Coming up for September 17th, Dark Entires is happy to announce they will be releasing impLOG’s (Don Christensen of NY group The Contortions) “Holland Tunnel Drive” b/w “On B’Way” 12′ and Uno, a collection of early recordings from seminal Italian act Kirlian Camera.


Holland Tunnel Dive
On B’Way

Pre-order “Holland Tunnel Dive” Here

impLOG was the solo project of Don Christensen after leaving New York No Wave group The Contortions in 1979. He began making music using found sounds, a Univox drum machine, guitar stomp boxes, Casio keyboards and percussion instruments. Eventually Don gave a demo tape to Charles Ball at Lust/Unlust  Records, who loved it, and released the “Holland Tunnel Dive” b/w “On B’way” 12” in 1980. “Holland Tunnel Dive” is a monotone lament, with a narrator reciting a list of all that is missing in his life along to a sparse, mechanical beat. A variable speed Milwaukee drill creeps its way into the song, eventually reaching cacophonous levels. After four minutes of industrial motorik, an upbeat saxophone riff breaks out unexpectedly, unsettling the listener even further. On the B-side is a deranged version of the Lieber and Stoller show tune “On Broadway”, featuring lead guitar by Jody Harris of the Contortions. The record perfectly captures the dark and seedy vibe of downtown New York in the early 80’s.

All songs have been remastered from the original master tapes for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The jacket is an exact replica of the original. On the front cover is   an illustration of a hydraulic pump against a taxi-cab yellow background. Each copy includes a double sided insert with lyrics, never before seen photos and liner notes by Don Christensen. 


No One Notices Them
Autumn Room
Last Lights Near the Highway
News (Embryo) 
For A Different Moment

Pre-Order Uno Here

Dark Entries is proud to release Uno, a collection of early recordings from seminal Italian electronic act Kirlian Camera. Keyboardist/vocalist Angelo Bergamini founded the project in Parma in 1979, initially naming it Suicide Commando, before discovering another project using the same name. By 1980, Angelo had recruited singer Simona Buja, keyboardist Fabrizio Chiari and bassist Mauro Montacchini. Their demo cassette, “Dawn”, attracted the attention of Italian Records, a popular independent label. The following year, Mauro left the band and was replaced by Giorgio Vecchi, and the band recorded their first mini-LP, “Kirlian Camera”.  Uno compiles the 4 songs from the mini-LP on Side A and the 6 songs from the demo cassette on Side B. Also included is the bonus track “Minitech”, originally released in 1981 on flexi-disc. Kirlian Camera’s clean, minimalist new wave is marked by strong haunting melodies, slow moving synth washes, and stark, dramatic vocals.

All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in the original jacket featuring a painting of a royal Italian noble on the front and black and white photos of the band on the back. Each copy includes a 2-sided postcard with a never before seen photo of Angelo and Simona taken from an early concert. 

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