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**Spellbound archival home recordings revealing the esoteric sonic adventures of David Tyack (1978-2002), a founding artist from Andy Votel's Twisted Nerve label who sadly passed away in 2002. Includes liner notes by Andy Votel** Dave Tyack's haunting/soothing electro-acoustic project Luxury Apartments is given a necessary posthumous release via Andy Votel, Doug Shipton and Sean Demdike's Dead-Cert imprint. A heady mix of improvised electronics, mechanical folk and late night North West ambience, the Luxury Apartments project was completed just months before the German-born, Derbyshire-raised artist's untimely accidental death on the island of Corsica in 2002. Previously, he was a multi-disciplinary artist working as Dakota Oak, and also under his own name in collaboration with Malcom Mooney, beside roles in D.O.T and Jane Weaver's Misty Dixon., all pursuing a form of free, pastoral pop which would predate the weird-folk explosion by a good half decade. However, these unedited recordings find him moving towards a far less tangible sound, drawing on everything from the Bavarian folk melodies of his early youth, to creaky, windswept folk tones, coldwave pulses and PINA stylings, to hatch a gently surreal sound seamlessly segueing drum machine arabesques and minimalist jazz-techno with rolling drones and a curious sense of psychedelic jazz mystery. It's a curious, beguiling insight into what might have been - and another real find from The Dead-Cert collective.