[TypicalGirls] Pesteg Dred LP

Josh Cheon jcheon at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 16:57:48 EST 2010


Just wanted to drop a quick line about a new release on my record label Dark
Entries. <http://www.darkentriesrecords.com>..

I keep listening to this album and think how well this would fit into any
Typical Girls record collection next to Malaria or Au Pairs

*DE- 008 Pesteg Dred – Years Of Struggle Against The Lies, The Stupidity And
The Cowardice LP*

Dark Entries has tapped into their Gothic roots to unearth a 29-year old
lost album now available for the first time on vinyl. ‘Years Of Struggle
Against The Lies, The Stupidity And The Cowardice’ was written, recorded and
produced by a trio of Danish 18-year olds during a weekend in December 1981.
Unable to pay for the recording session, the master tapes were confiscated
and the album remained unreleased until the summer of 1985 where it was
issued as a bonus cassette with the Danish art magazine *Atlas*.

This is the first and only album from Pesteg Dred, a trio from Denmark made
up of Martin Hall *(Ballet Mécanique, Under For, Before*), Per Hendrichsen (
*Dialogue, Uté-Va*) and vocalist Inge Shannon, who later starred in Hall’s
project *SS-Say*. The band combines dark rumbling basslines with austere
guitar shrieks and the occasional cello/violin/autoharp to create the
perfect tension of soft/loud synthesized post punk. But what steals the
spotlight of Martin Hall’s well-crafted production are the dynamic vocals of
Inge Shannon who ranges from cold Teutonic monotone to shrill cacophony at
times bringing to mind *Nico*, Bettina Koster **of* Malaria* or Simona Buja
from* Kirlian Camera*. This landmark album could have fit perfectly on the *
4AD* or *Factory Records* roster alongside *A Certain Ratio, Bauhaus* or *Joy
Division*.

All tracks have been remastered from the original master tapes by George
Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA and include a printed interview with
Martin Hall as well as a silk-screened image of the original reel to reel
master tape. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies so grab one while you can.

Sound samples HERE<http://soundcloud.com/darkentriesrecords/sets/pestegdred>

Tracklisting:
A1. Salt
A2. Postcards And Reason
A3. 20th Century Superior
A4. Cold Impressions Of Perhaps
B1. Light, More Light
B2. Untitled
B3. Almost
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