Dark Entries has announced their April re-issues : Trek w/ Quintronic Landing Plus, a compilation of the complete discography of the duo of Paul Wilcox and David Kane, and Ski Patrol’s Versions of Life, a collection of recorded works by the London, post-punk band. Both are due out April 15th.
You Might Be Lonely
As We Sing
Winners Won’t Win
You’re Fired (Roy Boy)
Meet the Beat
All and All
Take It Off
Be There Later On
Cheap for the Chance
When I Was Young
Wally and the Rich Kids
Nursing Homes (Other Side of Love Dove)
A Little Name
Trek w/ Quintronic are the duo of Paul Wilcox (Trek) and David Kane (Quintronic). Formed from the ashes of prog rock band Masque in 1979, they moved from Buffalo, NY to New Hope, PA with contacts in the Philadelphia music scene. They recorded two pioneering albums of unique electronic rock,Landing LP from 1980, and the self-titled follow-up Trek w/ Quintronic LP in 1981.
Landing Plus compiles the complete discography of Trek w/ Quintronic on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years. The band utilized a synthesizer-heavy set up using a Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 drum machine, ,Yamaha CS-60, Minimoog, effect pedals and guitar. All songs on the album are strictly electronic sounds, no piano or organ. Trek w/ Quintronic wrote songs with a powerful sound, myriads of compositional ideas, synthetic noises and catchy melodies. Paul’s rather unique vocals lie somewhere between David Bowie and Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs.
All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP includes 2 postcards with live photos, a list of instruments used and quotes, that are suitable for mailing. This collection highlights a lost duo with a big sound on par with Ultravox, Human League, OMD or Devo.
Versions of a Life
Everything is Temporary
Extinguish (March ’81 Dub Mix)
Cut (Alternate Version)
Faith in Transition (Alternate Version)
Extinguish (April ’81 Vocal Mix)
Versions Of A Life is a collection of recorded works by London, UK post-punk band Ski Patrol.
Formed in 1979 by singer Ian Lowery and guitarist Nick Clift, the band played moody, epic, angular music. Active until late 1981, Ski Patrol’s musical and lyrical output mirrored the dub-reggae influences of their Brixton and Ladbroke Grove home-bases, the civil unrest of post-punk Britain and the freedom to push aside the rock rulebook as had been done by their peers PiL and Gang Of Four. They self-released their first single in early 1980 with the help of Rough Trade and came to the attention of Malicious Damage, a label & management operation, formed to release the early works of Killing Joke. This association produced the band’s biggest success, the 1980 indie chart hit “Agent Orange” (featuring Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman on synth).
Versions Of A Life collects Ski Patrol’s recorded output in one place for the first time. This anthology also shines a light on the darkly comic, paranoid, often elegiac gutter poetry of the late Ian Lowery, who passed away in 2001. Including the band’s first two singles, previously unreleased mixes of their third single and three unreleased songs from their last studio session.
All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a glossy jacket with an unreleased photo of the band. Each copy includes a reproduction of a promotional poster with lyrics from 1981 designed by Mike Coles, the Malicious Damage house artist responsible for the label’s iconic album and single covers.