Format: Vinyl
Rel. Date: 08/18/2023
UPC: 794811515470

Good Night
Artist: Ian Elms
Format: Vinyl


1. Track 1
2. the Street Enters the House
3. Track 3
4. Overthere Comes Overhere
5. Track 5
6. a Tunnel with Curves
7. Track 7
8. Surrounded By Trees
9. Track 9
10. a Light Moves Across Curtains
11. Track 11
12. Weightless
13. Track 13
14. No Longer
15. Track 15
16. Running in the Dark
17. Track 17
18. Moving in the Rain
19. 1
20. on a Beach Lost at Sea
21. 1
22. the End of the Road
23. 1
24. And Fall Asleep
25. 1
26. An Empty Corridor
27. 1
28. Outwards and Across
29. 1
30. Goodnight

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Ian Elms's cult isolationist synth masterpiece Good Night returns via Dark Entries. Originally released in 1982, Good Night blends Berlin school minimalism and BBC Radiophonic weirdness with the aesthetics of then-nascent DIY punk electronics throughout it's fifteen short tracks. According to Elms, these pieces were composed in two broad but interrelated modes: pieces with voice and synthesizer, which are obliquely narrative, and instrumental synthesizer pieces that aspire to capture fleeting emotions. Ian met with producer David Hoser at Octopus Studios and they began constructing pieces using a Polymoog Keyboard 280a, sampled drum tracks, and Elms's synthesizer. On "The Street Enters the House," live drums lurch along with skeletal motifs while Elms's elliptical lyrics evoke domestic discontent. "A Light Moves Across Curtains" features metronomic pummeling and icy strings buttressing the scant cryptic lines from Elms. Instrumental gems like "Goodnight" and "Surrounded by Trees" are built around detuned riffs in round-like structure, both drifting and static like the motion of waves. With original pressings fetching three digits-if you can even find a copy-this reissue is essential listening for fans of John Bender, Transparent Illusion, and the early '80s DIY cassette scene. Each copy of Good Night comes with a postcard featuring a photograph and notes by Elms. "This record is intended for anyone who by accident or design spends most of their time alone (whether in the body or in the mind)."-Ian Elms.