Thanatos ‎– This Endless Night Inside

Projekt ‎– PRO37
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Endless Night Inside 3:52
2 Entangled: Our Bodies 2:25
3 Necessities Of Hell & Creation 2:28
4 Not Just O.K 1:46
5 Brush Up 2:16
6 The Wait Smothers Me 3:42
7 Moon Of Dying Grass 3:05
8 Tel Meggido 2:43
9 The Cobra School Of Happiness 3:34
10 (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Written-By – Donald Roeser*
11 My Love Is Death 3:41
12 What Happens Next 2:57
13 Things Fall Apart 1:58
14 Rain 1:57
15 Oh No 1:49
16 Moon Over Jerusalem 3:00
17 The Shattered Sky Now Settled 2:39
18 Red Rocks, Coyotes 3:35
19 Connie 2:39
20.01 Thanatos 2:28
Hidden Songs
20.02 Untitled 1:25
20.03 Jocko Homo
Written-By – Mark Mothersbaugh
20.04 Untitled 0:55
20.05 Untitled 1:42
20.06 Untitled 1:29
20.07 Untitled 1:06
20.08 Untitled 1:43
20.09 Untitled 1:45
20.10 Untitled 1:07
20.11 Thanatos 2:51

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Recorded during a few short weeks in 1991 and 1992.

Track 10 was originally performed by Blue Öyster Cult.
Track 20.03 was originally performed by Devo.
Track 21 "Love Me Do" is listed on the back cover, but there are only 20 tracks on the cd.
Track 20 is 18:34 long and has eleven songs.
The hidden songs are from Thanatos' "Solvay Process" cassette released in 1984 with the catalog number PRO9.

The songs begin at:
Track 20.02 - 02:35
Track 20.03 - 04:00
Track 20.04 - 06:13
Track 20.05 - 07:08
Track 20.06 - 08:50
Track 20.07 - 10:19
Track 20.08 - 11:25
Track 20.09 - 13:08
Track 20.10 - 14:53
Track 20.11 - 16:00

This version does not have a release year, nor barcode printed on it.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: Technicolor C1 102826-01 PRO-37
  • Rights Society: BMI ASCAP

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PRO 37 Thanatos This Endless Night Inside(Cass, Album) Projekt PRO 37 US 1993 Sell This Version
CD 391 0061 2 42, PRO 37 Thanatos This Endless Night Inside(CD, Album) Hyperium Records, Projekt CD 391 0061 2 42, PRO 37 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
PRO37 Thanatos This Endless Night Inside(CD, Album) Projekt PRO37 US 1993 Sell This Version



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June 4, 2012
This album follows a very similar style most of the way through - strumming acoustic guitar & dark, heartfelt forlorn songs. "Endless Night Inside" typifies the style - a slow, hollow sounding piece combining the simple guitar with a cello-like syntb sound. It comes across like some of the more mournful pieces from THIS MORTAL COIL's "Blood". "Entangled: Our Bodies" brings in a distant but distinct electric guitar & some flat drums, the song controlling the music rather than vice versa. "Necessities Of Hell And Creation" has somehow a darker feel to it, an atmosphere of standing on an abyss, looking in (be careful, remember Nietzsche's words). A cold, soul-destroyed song. "Not Just O.K." returns to the safety & warmth of the singer/songwriter's insular world. This song's a little lighter, a more positive, perhaps optimistic, like a dried-out, peace-lovin' LOU REED taking a New Age path. "Brush Up" again uses a minimal sound - the simple strumming combined with an almost shy keyboard sound while OGL's voice, forlorn & strong, holds it together. "The Wait Smothers Me" combines the guitar & voice with moaning tones & what sounds like the shimmer of sitar - again a hollow, soul-felt song. "Moon Of Dying Grass" is another soulful piece, building its gentle sound out of the cold, reaching for an unseen sky. "Tel Meggido" changes the mood to a dark dramatic tension of rich keyboards. again heavily similar to THIS MORTAL COIL' s sound - a drama of sustained horn-like blankets. "The Cobra School Of Happiness" remains in the nightmare regions of OGL & ROSENTHAL's darker emotions with various chill keyboards, ponderous bass & icy fuzz guitar - a coldly detached song which sets the mood well for their cover version of BLUE OYSTER CULT's "Don't Fear The Reaper" - a very different verson to the original, sounding a lot like BAUHAUS having been slowed down to a sluggish soporific pace. It's a jungle rhythm from some Lovecraftian hidden Cthulhu-worshipping cult. "My Love Is Death" lightens the mood slightly, returning to the soul-searching loneliness - a cold, depressed, disquiet song. "What Happens Next" could almost be BOB DYLAN in a happy mood after finally shifting the nasal blockage which has haunted him for decades, seeking celebration in his roots. "Thing Fall Apart" heads to even lighter areas - this has a toy instrument sound, a naivety of lyric & a likeable atmosphere altogether. "Rain" returns to a more soulful, TMC sound - hollow & lonely as someone lost to love sitting for hours, scrying reason out of his mirror reflection in an evening-darkened room. "Oh No" is a tiny little love song, returning to the intro sound of acoustic guitar & cello, minimal & reflective. "Moon Over Jerusalem" is a lightweight political song, and as such seems quite effective - if they were ever to release anything as a single (not really a good idea) this might be a good choice as an 'A' side. "The Shattered Sky Now Settled" has a certain tense drama to it, reminding me in essence of a lighter, less benign CURRENT 93 sound - inward-looking, seeking something it suspects is hidden within. "Red Rocks, Coyotes" is another of their heartfelt, more memorable songs - reminding me of a blood-drained hybrid of LLOYD COLE & LOU REED after both have made peace with their souls, "Connie" is a light piece - a sad/happy memory set to music. "Thanatos", another memorable track has a larger sound, the guitar providing foundation for the scaling keyboards & harmonic, angelic voices. Last credited track is "Love Me Do", a version of "Jocko Homo", the old DEVO song spoken over an asphyxiating warm organ sound which is joined by a variety of strange Industrial sounds - very different to the pre-Techno blast of the original. Staying on the same track we firstly visit an early version of a previously played track, then we move on, visiting another, more electronic-sounding piece - a little more stark, with visible blades of sound. The next piece again uses electronics with a more stark sound - a fast, indistinct drum beat & none-too-subtle synths. A couple of early versions of the previous songs - including an even brighter, "Not Just O.K." which searches for direction. Another couple of unfamiliar pieces come next, with the keyboards drowning out the guitar, both seemingly about war. Another version of "Thanatos" draws the album to it's final resting place. At 73 minutes, you certainly get your money's worth with this, it's mostly subtle, non- offensive stuff, although it occasionally peers inwards a little too far, finding darker corners than it had hoped to or suspected.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.