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Important Records announces two new releases: the debut from Barbez and O Si Amos A Essere Duas Umbras? from Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple. From the Important press sheet: "Not too long ago, Barbez and Boston's Dresden Dolls were sister groups treading similar musical waters, but with each group maintaining unique and distinctive sounds. In fact, before Important Records signed the Dresden Dolls for their live album A Is For Accident, the Dolls and Barbez were conspiring to set up their own label called Black Freighter. Well, you may well know how the story went from there. The Dresden Dolls have moved on to a well deserved fame which is growing every moment. The next chapter in this musical story is the this brilliant, eccentric full length from Barbez." As for Makoto, "Kawabata has created O Si Amos A Essere Duas Umbras? in tribute to Sardegna where his creative life recently achieved a highly influential spiritual climax. According to Kawabata, these recordings represent one of the most important moments in his life. While in Sardegna he found his 'cosmos.' At some point on his trip, a new cosmos opened for him and he received 'many wonderful vibrations.' These are the very first of his works created after this transcendental experience."
Nurse With Wound, previously due on World Serpent. This is to be the full collaborational releases with Cyclobe, Jim O'Rourke and irr.app.(ext.) and will be initially available as three LPs and be followed by the release on three separate CDs (both editions with the same music). A limited art edition is being planned and prepared by Steven Stapleton for the vinyl release. How I Loved the Moon is a double LP from Current 93 due for a fall/winter release. It features new mixes of the In Menstrual Night album, originally by Current 93 and remixed by Steven Stapleton with one of the mixes surfacing on A Little Menstrual Night Music in 2003. A special edition is planned of 200 numbered copies on colored vinyl with a 7" picture disc and a "single edit" of the tracks. For more details see www.blrrecords.com.
Die Stadt. Vacant Lights was originally released on cassette in 1987 and features Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound while Rara Avis is a collection of rare single tracks and unreleased recordings featuring Robert Hampson (of Main), Christoph Heemann (of HNAS, Mimir, and Mirror), Alan Jones, Jim O'Rourke, and Eddie Prévost (of AMM). The core trio of Organum as David Jackman, Peter McGhee, and Dinah Jane Rowe appears on both discs.
Cabaret Voltaire is due for release on Mute in September. The original VHS cassette contains 19 music videos from 1980-1982. Contents of the DVD are unknown at this time.