Leæther Strip ‎– Serenade For The Dead

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Cleopatra ‎– CLEO 9502-2
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Tracklist

1 Serenade For The Dead 3:53
2 Black Widow's Kiss 7:42
3 Stillborn 6:07
4 The Return Of The Evil One 8:30
5 Black Death 4:41
6 New Dark Ages 6:31
7 The Corridors Of Sleep 6:55
8 The Awakening 9:07
9 Blood Lust 6:14
10 Corpus 6:30

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Notes

"Man is no machine,
Man is no God,
Mankind is,
and will always be...
a pest"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 41157 95022 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 127494-2C2-6325-A **CLEO-9502**
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 127494-C1-4236-1 DISCTRONICS USA *CLEO9502*
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L792
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2D31

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD ZOT 114 Leæther Strip Serenade For The Dead(CD, Album, Gol) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 114 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 114 Leæther Strip Serenade For The Dead(CD, Album, Promo) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 114 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 114 Leæther Strip Serenade For The Dead(CD, Album, Sil) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 114 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 245 Leæther Strip Serenade For The Dead(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Maxi + Ltd) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 245 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
KPAMC-A 083 Leæther Strip Serenade For The Dead(Cass, Album, Unofficial) K.P.A. Records KPAMC-A 083 Russia 1995 Sell This Version

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goldencalves

goldencalves

August 17, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

I have had this cd lying around, unlistened to, probably shoplifted to from Media Play when I was a teen, for maybe 17 or 18 years. It is repellent looking. I don't even know why I'd lift it. I was planning on trading it in recently when I figured I'd give it a listen, and man I'm glad I did. If you can ignore the terribly realized rotted bird cover "art" AND the teenage goth poetry sentiment in the liners (see the "notes" above") AND the 3rd rate early photoshop graphic design, you will be well-rewarded with some 1st rate early 90s horror C-movie soundtrack cheese. I can't believe that this guy HADN'T moonlighted as a straight-to-video composer of Bloodspecies or Puppet Master sequels or something. This stuff is great. Its not virtuosic by any stretch, but the guy obviously really cares about these songs; each one is the most intense scene in a horror movie stretched out into 5-9 minute complete compositions as opposed to cues. It sounds like he EXCLUSIVELY uses presets ONLY used by early 90s straight to tapes soundtracks, and they're all very complex and dynamic and labored over. No vocals; I could imagine what vocals would have sounded like on this. I assure you I would not be writing about this if there were the vocals one would expect on a release like this.

The dynamics are a little flat and condensed (the guy mastered it himself), but not an obstacle to enjoying it.

If you like post-80s off-peak Carpenter, or Chuck Cirino, or any mid 80s-early 90s synthy horror soundtrack, this should not be passed up. Really, if this was associated with some cult film (or abjectly shit film) with an airbrushed cover of some bloody hand and a screaming blonde teenager, this would be very highly sought-after. Theres even a goth-ren-fair number ("New Dark Ages") and a late Tangerine Dream soundtrack aspiration ("The Awakening"; might be my favorite).