Camera · Obscura* ‎– Strange Faces (2006) & Live In Hannover 8-10-2005

Anna Logue Records ‎– ANNA 006.2006, Anna Logue Records ‎– ANNA 006-12.2006
Vinyl, 7"
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition


Strange Faces (2006) 7"
A Strange Faces 4:04
B Moving The Mercury 4:47
Live in Hannover 8-10-2005 12"LP
A1 Horizons Of Suburbia 6:05
A2 Moving The Mercury 5:16
A3 Vincent Van Gogh 7:55
A4 Escape From The City 4:11
B1 The Mandarin Man 5:27
B2 Destitution 4:03
B3 Fever Pitch 4:12
B4 Race In Athens 4:25



Limited edition of 400 copies. Both the 7" and 12"LP come with a hand numbered one-sided lyrics sheet.

The live tracks were recorded at a the "Alles in einem" festival together with Sickdoll and Solitude FX.

Equipment used: Moog Prodigy, Nord Lead 2, Mac G4 powerbook running Cubase SX3.


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March 3, 2009
After Camera Obscura had played their concert in Hannover in 2005, they were so enthusiastic in pressing ahead with the band. Peter was quite unsatisfied with the original sound quality of the recordings of “Strange Faces” and “Moving the Mercury” so the next step had to be the rerecording of those tracks. It was taken much care in keeping the original spirit of the tracks also by using the original equipment but using modern recording techniques to have the tracks sound great. “Strange Faces” has a far more electronic nature now and shall appeal to listeners with a tendency for pure electronics while “Moving the Mercury” sticks pretty tight to the original, but simply sounds far much better now.


March 3, 2009
After the release of “Horizons of Suburbia” (ANNA 001) in summer 2005, Camera Obscura definitely wanted to enter the stage again after more than 20 years of stage absence. They were invited to play at a small Minimal Electro festival called “All in one” in Hannover, Germany, Oct, 8th, 2005 together with the German projects Sickdoll and Solitude FX. Peter and Nigel performed a fully professional set with lots of love, enthusiasm and fun. Eight tracks from this show were chosen to be released on this vinyl album for those who were there and for those who were not. “Vincent van Gogh” and “Fever Pitch” are yet unheard newly recorded versions. Performing the then totally unknown “Moving the Mercury” eventually led to the release of the 7” (ANNA 002). It was a fantastic evening and we hope this live album has captured some of its great moments.