Three new releases available at the La Scie Dorée webshop:
MARK GLYNNE & BART ZWIER: ‘Home Comfort’ – LP/CD
La Scie Dorée, SCIE 3123, Belgium 2023
Very pleased and grateful to announce this ‘Home Comfort’ reissue by Mark Glynne and Bart Zwier, originally self-released in 1980.
Maybe a bit of an unexpected title to appear in the LSD catalog but my love for this album goes back to my late teenage years and has had an addictive effect since, like a spleen infused magnet.
With this album Glynne and Zwier, based in the Netherlands and connected to the Ultra scene, drew an insular blend of intimate post-punk and chamber (bedroom) songs with surreal scenic reflections. Probably its naked singularity defying categorization has left it so unnoticed, even 43 years after the making.
It also features a reciting Marlène Dumas still quite unknown at the time. With biggest gratitude to Mark Glynne who instantly felt confident with my proposal to reissue this silent witness of lasting beauty.
My long time Japanese friend You Ishihara (White Heaven, The Stars) who bought the LP when it came out in 1980 still considers it as one of his all-time favourites. This is what he writes about ‘Home Comfort’:
“Resignation and fear in a desolate mental landscape. This album, which exists like a shelter for those who have quietly escaped through the backdoor of the world, vividly reflects the inner depths of the devastated Amsterdam of the early 80’s. A beautiful and sad, unmistakable masterpiece.”
300 copies, with insert
300 copies, gatefold card sleeve with 20-page booklet
Bonus track Pale Blue Eyes, recorded live in 1979 and previously unreleased.
Sleeve reproduction by Jeroen Wille
NICOLE LACHARTRE: ‘Mundus’ – 3LP
Metaphon 012, Belgium 2023
3LP set in 7,5mm sealed slipcase sleeve + 12 page booklet with text and track info by Vincent de Roguin and Mark Harwood, archive notes by Lachartre and a rare portrait from 1969.
2nd edition of 300 copies.
“Let’s try to find sound as a primordial act, both a place of convergence of beings and a vector of self-discovery”
First ever release of French composer, musicologist and writer Nicole Lachartre (1934-1991). This 3LP set comprises most of her electronic music and musique concrète compositions recorded in the 60’s and 70’s, all previously unreleased. Lachartre had a classical formation, studied with a.o. Darius Milhaud, Iannis Xenakis and Michel Philippot. Her broad formation and interest as well as her profound commitment and singular vision created a solitary voice even within the field of electronic music and musique concrète, strangely enough unheard till this day. Her first tape composition from 1968 was recorded in Pierre Henry’s Apsome studio and most of her other electronic and electro-acoustic compositions included in this box set were recorded at the IPEM in Ghent.
It took more than two years to realize this project with some complications along the way but it was all worth it and glad the music is finally available.
Production: Timo van Luijk
Graphic Design: Meeuw
TIMO VAN LUIJK & FREDERIK CROENE: ‘Ipnopedion’ – LP
La Scie Dorée, Scie 2519
Numbered edition of 45 copies on ‘smoke vinyl’ with silkscreened sleeve, insert and download code.
Side 1 : Ipnopedion
Premiere live performance of commissioned composition for the ‘In Dreams’ Event, at Kunstencentrum nona in Mechelen, June 1, 2018.
Curated by Philippe Cortens.
Frederik Croene: piano
Timo van Luijk: synthesizer, sound projection
Side 2 : Taetonia
Recorded and mixed at Kulta Saha 2019
Frederik Croene: piano, organ
Timo van Luijk: synthesizer, organ, atmospherics