Psychic TV ‎– Kondole

Silent ‎– SR9332
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Re-coded by Psychic TV during 1988,1989 and 1993.

© 1993 Silent Records
Kondole Part 1: ℗ Complete Music
Kondole Part 2: ℗ Complete Music
Kondole Part 3: Copyright Control
Made in Canada

Original Temple CD seems to have a much longer version of "Kondole" (46-50 minutes) and about 10 minutes of "Dead Cat" than on the LP version. Note also that Temple CD only indexes one track for the whole CD. Silent CD reissue is remixed.

Part One of "Kondole" was recorded at Time Square Studios, London on 23rd January, 1989.
Part Two of "Kondole" was recorded at Time Square Studios, London on 23rd January, 1988.
Part Three of "Kondole" is previously unreleased. It was recorded at Hyperdelic Studios, San Francisco on 23rd January, 1993.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 53443 93322 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 753443933229
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): DISQUE AMERIC 00EF1<236>SR9332

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TOPY 046 Psychick TV* Kondole - Ov Dolphins And Whales(LP) Temple Records TOPY 046 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TOPY 046 CD Psychick TV* Kondole(CD) Temple Records TOPY 046 CD UK 1989 Sell This Version
CSR246CD Psychic TV Kondole / Dead Cat(5xFile, FLAC, Album + File, MPEG-4 Video) Cold Spring CSR246CD UK 2018
TOPY 046 Psychic TV Kondole - Ov Dolphins And Whales(LP, TP) Temple Records TOPY 046 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CSR246CD Psychic TV Kondole / Dead Cat(2xCD, Album + DVD-V) Cold Spring CSR246CD UK 2018 Sell This Version



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June 3, 2015
Imagine if the Yellow Submarine kept traveling. Through the sea of holes, through the sea of monsters. Imagine if the consensual hallucination of the 1960s transmutated into a parallel quest for sentient enlightenment and political activity. Through oceans of time, through oceans of mystery. Eventually it would have chronicled the entire evolution of all life forms and states of consciousness throughout the omniverse. Doubtless in the process it would have encountered Master Voyagers, like dolphins and whales, whose voices contain precise threads of spiritual information, and doubtless it’s return would prove that all beings are charged with discovery and navigation.

Prior to settling in California as exiles, Alaura and Genesis P. Orridge coordinated a campaign to expose and close down the Brighton dolphinarium. The Transmedia Collective eventually succeeded in rescuing and rehabilating 2 dolphins; released into the open oceans one year after the dolphinarium closed. The perseverance and passion of a few CAN win practical and permanent victory against the odds.

Psychic T.V. are now victims of the psychological warfare that is sweeping through Poor Britain as it degenerates into a withered mirror of 1930s Germany. They continue their enigmatic explorations of sound, soul and spirit (music, mythology and magick). ‘Kondole’ has always beautifully haunted the senses, and this re-coded CD version is wonderfully presented with incredible artwork by RISE Communications. Originally conceived as a triptych, this latest incarnation contains three 23 minute film scores by Psychic T.V.

The first was created for the 1989 film, ‘Deadcat’ by David Lewis, featuring Derek Jarman in cameo. ‘Thee Whale’ was recorded one year previously; the soundtrack to a film in progress by David Lewis and Andrew Crabb. The third, ‘Thee Shadow Creatures’ was recorded in San Francisco, following the discovery of 2 imprisoned dolphins in the beautiful and liberationally historical Golden Gate Park. A video resulting from this disheartening discovery will be produced by Transmedia with Hyperdelicious. All three soundtracks are stunning, and feature submerged bass rhythms, drums that sound like earthquakes, gentle invocations, animal cries, wolves, whales, and breathing oceans.

One bright day ‘Kondole’ will be recognized as a triumph, out from the shadows of exile. If conscience had form it would be a dolphin. A ritual soundtrack for sentient beings from every where and when.

(written and published 1993)