Boomkat Product Review:
Dark Entries pack four definitive mid-late '80s industrial/disco zingers by Yello co-founder, Carlos Peron, in one essential platter. Named after its incredible B-side cut, 'A Dirty Song' - which was a single in its own right - this is effectively a compilation drawing from four records produced and released between 1980 and 1986. Well known as cornerstones of Belgium's influential New Beat scene, the A-side cuts, 'Nothing is Permitted; Everything is True' - taken from a 1984 album of the same name - and 'Breakin' In' were both written in the early '80s and later issued on the 'Talk to the Nations' 12". The former is notable as a highlight of Fat Ronnie's legendary AB mix (google it!) and appears in a few different versions over the years, this cinematic version being of the best (but the III version from '92 is also worth checking out!), whilst the latter is a masterclass in coked-up, yoked-in '80s industrial pomp. B-side gets even better yet with the crucial instrumental of 'A Dirty Song' loaded with shearing metallic synths and stinging drum machine edits for the dancers, and the etheric proto-techno of 'Et' delves back to his earliest solo work on the sought-after 'Frigorex' EP. A truly indispensable and hugely recommended record!