Second Decay ‎– La Décadence Électronique

Dark Entries ‎– DE 003, Dark Entries ‎– DE-003
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A1 Laboratorium I 1:30
A2 A Kind Of Dream 3:26
A3 The Emerge 2:49
A4 Poisoned Water 4:14
A5 Chronomatic 3:28
A6 Grateful Vision 3:36
B1 The Machine 3:10
B2 Die Antwort 3:39
B3 Enclose My Heart 2:51
B4 Interlace / Disconnect 3:07
B5 Burning Car
Written-By – John Foxx
B6 Laboratorium II 1:47

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Limited edition of 500 hand numbered copies.
Contains an 11x11 insert with lyrics.
Some copies come with a postcard.
Originally released in 1992 on CD format only.

[Rear sleeve]
Instruments used:
ARP Odyssey, ARP 2600, Minimoog, PPG Wave 2, Wave 2.2, Roland SH-101,
SH-7, MC-202, Promars, CR-78, TR-808, Korg MS-20, SQ-10,
Mono/Poly, Minikorg, Teisco 110F, Solina String, WASP, Mellotron,
Drumulator, Syncussion, Elektro-Harmonix Vocoder and Effect Devices,
Roland Echos RE-201, SRE-555, Mutron Phaser, TAM-21, Flanger

This album was produced without MIDI.
It is dedicated to our beloved Synthesizers.

Produced by [...], Subway Studios July/August 1992
Remastered by [...], Fantasy Studios November 2009
© 2009 Dark Entries Records DE-003

Spine: Dark Entries Records, DE 003

[Insert sheet]
© All songs by Second Decay 1992/2009
Many thanks to Veronica Vasicka and Minimal-Elektronik + for introducing me to these songs,
George Horn for his wisdom, Tim Dent for his portal vision, and Binky the magic ninja.

Durations do not appear on release.
1st catalog number appear on spine & labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): DE-003 AI 18652.I (2). .
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): DE-003 BI 18652.2 (2)..

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March 5, 2010
SECOND DECAY was Andreas Sippel (synthesizers, rhythm machines, voice) and Christian Purwien (voice, electronic percussion, additional synthesizer) from Germany. “La Décadence Électronique” was originally self-released on CD in 1992, but we are told: “This album was produced without MIDI. It is dedicated to our beloved Synthesizers”, lovely, and definitely against all trends of the early 90’s by recording synthpop music exclusively with a massive armada of analogue synthesisers, drum machines and other devices. Anyway, their sound was very lively and clean, and not as raw as today’s re-creators of the analogue DIY sound, hence it may easily be referred to as synthpop with greatest synth sounds, danceability and underground hit potential. John Foxx must have been a great idol to Andreas, not only is there a coverversion of “Burning Car”, also “Chronomatic” is basically like written by Foxx, and “The Emerge”, too, so incredibly close, and simply a fantastic song! Definitely highly recommended to those with a faible for the lighter side of analogue synth music, and those who liked A.W.o.L.’s output in more recent years, hehe. Andreas is currently recording again as Vendome.