This is a 12" vinyl release, limited to 1000 copies. Red vinyl, black inner-sleeve.
Artwork by Stephen Americh, inspired by the Factory America design for Ike Yard.
Ike Yard was a product of the New York No Wave scene, but also stood very much apart from it, then as now. Propulsive, paranoid, aggressive electro minimalism, with as much attention paid to the mixing board and effects processors as to vocals, guitar and synth. At once starker and more fully-formed than virtually all other contemporaneous post-punk music. desire's 2012 edition represents the first ever vinyl reissue of this classic, prophetic album.
The line-up for the second remix EP after the successful and now deleted Regis/Monoton remixes 12’’ represents a wide catalog of eletcronic beats. LA own’s Tropic Of Cancer delivers a great ethereal version of Half A God. Camella Lobo signs a rare remix after a series of acclaimed EPs for Blackest Ever Black, Downwards, Mannequin. Former Ike Yard member and synths wizzard Fred Szymanski also reinterpreted Half A God with a unique musique concrète-inspired electronica piece under his Recombinant guise.
On the B side it’s time for clubbing with a long Detroit-inspired techno version of Cherish 8 by Arnaud Rebotini, head honcho of Black Strobe.
Ike Yard was originally a quartet comprising Michael Diekmann, Stuart Argabright, Kenneth Compton and Fred Szymanski. The group are active again after a 28 year hiatus, sans Szymanski; their most recent album is 2011's Nord.
Half a God
A1 –Tropic Of Cancer remix
A2 – Recombinant remix
B – Arnaud Rebotini remix
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