Boomkat Product Review:
Must-have collection of English post-punk rarities, sourced from the legendary Color Tapes label, remastered by Denis Blackham, all presented on vinyl for the first time! Emerging from that incredibly influential wormhole that opened somewhere between the late '70s and mid '80s, the Color Tapes (subsequently Color Discs) label was the brainchild of Gary Ramon, who, inspired by the Fxxk Off Tapes and Weird Noise labels, and attendance at an early Depeche Mode show, was prompted to start the label as an outlet for his own music and a like-minded gaggle of miscreants with drum machines, 4-track recorders, and an urge to make. It's highly likely that these tracks have been barely heard beyond their original 100 edition tape pressings in the early '80s, and thusly this is a bit of treasure trove, especially when considering the quality of the remasters, making the likes of Beserk In A Hayfield's bare bones disco wreckers, 'Tease' and 'Code', or the shuddering, ascetic coldwave of Disintegrators' 'Beyond Reason' bite sharper than ever. This is the reelest deal for people into Minimal Wave, Dark Entries, OG wave music. Don't sleep!