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Legendary indie space rockers Sterling Roswell and Pete Bassman of Spacemen 3 return as The Darkside after a 23 year hiatus with a 5CD 'Complete Studio Masters' box set of remasters, remixes and demos. One of the projects to emerge from the groundbreaking efforts of the drone-rock pioneers, The Darkside led by Pete Bain (a.k.a. Pete Bassman), who on leaving Spacemen 3 prior returned to his hometown of Rugby, would be joined by fellow alumni and multi instrumentalist Sterling Roswell.
Signed soon after to Beggars Banquet due to the strength of their demos and live shows, The Darkside went on to unleash psychedelic gems including; “Waiting For The Angels”, “Guitar Voodoo”, “Mystic Morning”, “All That Noise” and many more. Now, nearly 25 years on, Rosco and Pete have worked front line for both the re-mastering and artwork of this special release. Rosco aka Sterling Roswell explains: “Contained are just some of the seeds that Pete and I planted in the spring time of our youth that are now bearing fruit with the help everyone at Beggars Banquet and Cargo Records, thanks and praises..."
This 5 CD box set contains the complete studio masters, 55 tracks recorded between the years 1989 and 1993 and contains 4 hidden bonus unreleased tracks recorded Live on Campus Radio at Surrey University celebrating the work we did together and continue to do so...”. Jonathan Levitt of Blurt Magazine, discusses the bands first release “All That Noise”: “I can clearly remember back to 1990 when All That Noise was released and the first time I spun it on my Doctor Goth radio show.
While simultaneously listening to the sinister opening bass notes of “Guitar Voodoo” and staring at the cryptic album cover I was transfixed by a band that was thankfully outside of any contrived musical movement being pushed at the time, Madchester anyone? The album is propelled along a very clear trajectory giving a heavy nod to 60s psych along the way.
Now some 27 years on, the album remains as it did upon my first listen, a psychedelic gem existing in its own space and time, filled with a sinister, brooding and beguiling set of tracks that continue to astonish.”
Track Info: Discs 1 and 2 contain the critically acclaimed debut album ‘All That Noise’ remastered plus alternate versions, mixes, instrumentals, demos, bonus unreleased live tracks and an interview recorded in 1990. Disc 3 contains the follow up to second critically acclaimed album Mellomania, remastered in full. Disc 4 contains dub remixes and remastered Mayhem To Meditate EP. Disc 5 contains the Bomp Records Lunar Surf EP, remastered Jukebox At Munster’s single, the previously-unreleased, lost 3rd album and demos.