Dark Star (2)

Dark Star (2)

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Independent cassette label run by Alan and Steve Freeman of Leicester, UK circa 1983-86. Most releases on the label are projects involving the Freeman brothers, in the realms of experimental noise, industrial and electronic music. "Difficult Music" as Dave Henderson called it in his Sounds "Wild Planet" features.
In 1986, along with the launch of Audion Magazine, Dark Star was re-branded as Auricle.
The Dark Star label has more recently been revived and used for some CDr and download reissues.

Clam case editions of Dark Star cassettes are September 1984 to March 1986.
All the earlier clam case editions were reissues, whereas some were issued as regular and clam case at the same time. The exact chronology has been lost.
Many very limited novelty packages also exist.

For production credits please use: Dark Star (19)
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
101 Urban Decay  album cover Alto Stratus Urban Decay(Cass, Album, Promo, C60) Dark Star (2) 101 UK 1983 Sell This Version
102 Tales From Tomorrow  album cover Alto Stratus Tales From Tomorrow(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) 102 UK 1984 Sell This Version
107 Liquid Sky  album cover Alto Stratus Liquid Sky(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) 107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
301 «DB»  album cover ZBB* «DB»(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) 301 UK 1984 Sell This Version
301 DL «DB»  album cover ZBB* «DB»(13xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) 301 DL UK 2020
AGM 002 Split  album cover Annonce Grotesque Split(Cass, Album) Amber (2), Syzygy (2) AGM 002 UK 1983 Sell This Version
DC 01 Old Wounds Vol.1  album cover Vrije Old Wounds Vol.1(Cass, Comp, C45) Dark Star (2) DC 01 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DC01 DL Vrije: Old Wounds Vol.1  album cover Alto Stratus Vrije: Old Wounds Vol.1(8xFile, FLAC, Comp) Dark Star (2) DC01 DL UK 2020
DC 02 Old Wounds Vol.2  album cover Alto Stratus Old Wounds Vol.2(Cass, Comp, C45) Dark Star (2) DC 02 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DC02 DL Old Wounds Vol.2  album cover Alto Stratus Old Wounds Vol.2(9xFile, FLAC, Comp) Dark Star (2) DC02 DL UK 2020
DC 03 Old Wounds Vol.3  album cover Z.B.B.* Old Wounds Vol.3(Cass, Comp, C45) Dark Star (2) DC 03 UK 1986 Sell This Version
DIS 1-2 A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird (An International Compilation)  album cover Various A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird (An International Compilation)(2xCass, Album, Comp, C90) Dark Star (2) DIS 1-2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DIS 1-2 DL A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird (Complete Edition)  album cover Various A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird (Complete Edition)(23xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) DIS 1-2 DL UK 2021
Ds001 Shores Of Death  album cover Electric Junk Shores Of Death(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) Ds001 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Ds002 Cold Smoke  album cover Electric Junk Cold Smoke(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) Ds002 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Ds003 Stalker  album cover Electric Junk Stalker(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) Ds003 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ds101 Urban Decay  album cover Alto Stratus Urban Decay(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2), Dark Star (2) ds101 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS101 CDR Urban Decay  album cover Alto Stratus Urban Decay(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS101 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DS101 DL Urban Decay  album cover Alto Stratus Urban Decay(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS101 DL UK 2019
DS102 CDR Tales From Tomorrow  album cover Alto Stratus Tales From Tomorrow(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS102 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DS102 DL Tales From Tomorrow  album cover Alto Stratus Tales From Tomorrow(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS102 DL UK 2019
DS 103 Épatant!  album cover Alto Stratus Épatant!(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 103 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS103 CDR Épatant!  album cover Alto Stratus Épatant!(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS103 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DS103 DL Épatant!  album cover Alto Stratus Épatant!(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS103 DL UK 2019
ds104 Trauma  album cover Alto Stratus Trauma(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) ds104 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS104 CDR Trauma  album cover Alto Stratus Trauma(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS104 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DS104 DL Trauma  album cover Alto Stratus Trauma(20xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS104 DL UK 2019
DS107 CDR Liquid Sky  album cover Alto Stratus Liquid Sky(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS107 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DS107 DL Liquid Sky  album cover Alto Stratus Liquid Sky(19xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS107 DL UK 2019
DS 108 Tension!  album cover Alto Stratus Tension!(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 108 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 109 Tachyon  album cover Alto Stratus Tachyon(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 109 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS110 Live  album cover Alto Stratus Live(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2), Dark Star (2) DS110 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS110 CDR Live In Studio 9/10/84  album cover Alto Stratus Live In Studio 9/10/84(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS110 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DS110 DL Live In Studio 9/10/84  album cover Alto Stratus Live In Studio 9/10/84(5xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS110 DL UK 2019
DS 201 Diabolik Trepidation  album cover Vrije Diabolik Trepidation(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 201 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 202 Terminus  album cover Vrije Terminus(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 202 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 202 DL Vrije: Terminus  album cover Alto Stratus Vrije: Terminus(8xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) DS 202 DL UK 2020
DS 204 Transmission  album cover Vrije Transmission(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 204 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 204 DL Vrije: Transmission  album cover Alto Stratus Vrije: Transmission(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DS 204 DL UK 2020
DS 205 Retrospection I  album cover Vrije Retrospection I(Cass, Album, RE, C90) Dark Star (2) DS 205 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 206 Xylem (2) Xylem(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 206 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 206 DL Xylem (1983)  album cover Alan Freeman Xylem (1983)(4xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) DS 206 DL UK 2020
DS 207 Scorpio (22) Vox Populi(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 207 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 208 Scorpio (22) Conduct Unbecoming(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 208 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 209 Vrije Gravamina For Uxoricide(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 209 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 210 Predator  album cover Xylem (2) Predator(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 210 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 210 DL Xylem: Predator  album cover Alan Freeman Xylem: Predator(11xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) DS 210 DL UK 2020
DS 211 Tredje  album cover Scorpio (22) Tredje(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 211 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 211 DL Scorpio: Tredje  album cover Steve Freeman Scorpio: Tredje(8xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) DS 211 DL UK 2020
DS 212 Elephants Pursued By Flying Men  album cover Xylem (2) Elephants Pursued By Flying Men(Cass, Album, C45) Dark Star (2) DS 212 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 213 Vox Populi  album cover Scorpio (22) Vox Populi(Cass, Album, RM, C45) Dark Star (2) DS 213 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 213 New Life  album cover Vrije New Life(Cass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 213 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 214 Cataclysm  album cover Scorpio (22) Cataclysm(Cass, Album, C50) Dark Star (2) DS 214 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 302 Take Two  album cover Zircon And The Burning Brains* Take Two(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 302 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 302 DL Take Two  album cover Zircon And The Burning Brains* Take Two(4xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) DS 302 DL UK 2020
DS 303 Zircon And The Burning Brains* Theatre Of Modern Warfare(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 303 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 304 Mana  album cover Zircon And The Burning Brains* Mana(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 304 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 202/3 Vrije Third(2xCass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 202/3 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DS 105/106 Svet Ozveny  album cover Alto Stratus Svet Ozveny(2xCass, Album, C60) Dark Star (2) DS 105/106 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSB 3 Chaos  album cover Alto Stratus Chaos(Cass, Promo, C60) Dark Star (2) DSB 3 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSB3 CDR Chaos  album cover Alto Stratus Chaos(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB3 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DSB3 DL Chaos  album cover Alto Stratus Chaos(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB3 DL UK 2019
DSB 9 Iblis  album cover Alto Stratus Iblis(Cass, Promo, C60) Dark Star (2) DSB 9 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSB9 CDR Iblis  album cover Alto Stratus Iblis(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB9 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DSB9 DL Iblis  album cover Alto Stratus Iblis(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB9 DL UK 2019
DSB 11 Kronos  album cover Alto Stratus Kronos(Cass, Promo, C60) Dark Star (2) DSB 11 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSB11 CDR Kronos  album cover Alto Stratus Kronos(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB11 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DSB11 DL Kronos  album cover Alto Stratus Kronos(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB11 DL UK 2019
DSB 12 Logos  album cover Alto Stratus Logos(Cass, Promo, C60) Dark Star (2) DSB 12 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSB12 CDR Logos  album cover Alto Stratus Logos(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB12 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DSB12 DL Logos  album cover Alto Stratus Logos(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB12 DL UK 2019
DSB 20 Thor  album cover Alto Stratus Thor(Cass, Promo, C60) Dark Star (2) DSB 20 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSB20 CDR Thor  album cover Alto Stratus Thor(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB20 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DSB20 DL Thor  album cover Alto Stratus Thor(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB20 DL UK 2019
DSB 24 Xolotl  album cover Alto Stratus Xolotl(Cass, Promo, C60) Dark Star (2) DSB 24 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSB24 CDR Xolotl  album cover Alto Stratus Xolotl(CDr, Album, RE, RM) Dark Star (2) DSB24 CDR UK 2019 Sell This Version
DSB24 DL Xolotl  album cover Alto Stratus Xolotl(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSB24 DL UK 2019
DSC 00 Zircon And The Burning Brains* Mana(Cass, Album, C45) Dark Star (2) DSC 00 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSC 01 Anam  album cover Zircon And The Burning Brains* Anam(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2), Dark Star (2) DSC 01 UK 1984 Sell This Version
dsc 02 Epatant!  album cover Alto Stratus Epatant! (Album) dsc 02 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSC 03 Trauma  album cover Alto Stratus Trauma(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) DSC 03 UK 1984 Sell This Version
dsc 04 Svet Ozveny  album cover Alto Stratus Svet Ozveny(Cass, Album, RM, C90) Dark Star (2) dsc 04 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DSC 07 Elephants Pursued By Flying Men  album cover Xylem (2) Elephants Pursued By Flying Men(Cass, Album, RE, Cla) Dark Star (2) DSC 07 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DSC 07 DL Xylem: Elephants Pursued By Flying Men  album cover Alan Freeman Xylem: Elephants Pursued By Flying Men(7xFile, FLAC, RE) Dark Star (2) DSC 07 DL UK 2020
DSC 08 Cataclysm  album cover Scorpio (22) Cataclysm(Cass, Album, RE, C50) Dark Star (2) DSC 08 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DSC 09 Tachyon  album cover Alto Stratus Tachyon(Cass, Album) Dark Star (2) DSC 09 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DSC 11 Alchemy  album cover Vrije Alchemy(Cass, Album, C45) Dark Star (2) DSC 11 UK 1985 Sell This Version
dsc 12 «Cortex!»  album cover Zircon & The Burning Brains «Cortex!»(Cass, Album, C45) Dark Star (2) dsc 12 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DSC 13 1984: The End Of All Songs  album cover Alto Stratus 1984: The End Of All Songs(Cass, Comp, C60) Dark Star (2) DSC 13 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DSC 16 Dark Corridors  album cover Xylem (2) Dark Corridors(Cass, Album, C45) Dark Star (2) DSC 16 UK 1986 Sell This Version
DSC16 CDR  Dark Corridors  album cover Alan Freeman, Xylem (2) Alan Freeman, Xylem (2) - Dark Corridors(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSC16 CDR UK 2010 Sell This Version
DSC16 DL Dark Corridors  album cover Alan Freeman, Xylem (2) Alan Freeman, Xylem (2) - Dark Corridors(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Dark Star (2) DSC16 DL UK 2014
DSC 60.009 CDR Vrije 4  album cover Alto Stratus As Vrije Alto Stratus As Vrije - Vrije 4(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSC 60.009 CDR UK 2010 Sell This Version
DSC 60.009 DL Vrije 4  album cover Alto Stratus Vrije 4(2xFile, FLAC, Album) Dark Star (2) DSC 60.009 DL UK 2014
DSC 60.012 CDR Contaminate  album cover Alto Stratus As Vrije Alto Stratus As Vrije - Contaminate(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSC 60.012 CDR UK 2010 Sell This Version
DSC 60.012 DL Contaminate  album cover Alto Stratus As Vrije Alto Stratus As Vrije - Contaminate(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Dark Star (2) DSC 60.012 DL UK 2014
DSC 60.012 RN Contaminate  album cover Alto Stratus As Vrije Alto Stratus As Vrije - Contaminate(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Dark Star (2) DSC 60.012 RN UK 2019
DSC 60.018 CDR Gravamina For Uxoricide  album cover Alto Stratus As Vrije Alto Stratus As Vrije - Gravamina For Uxoricide(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSC 60.018 CDR UK 2010 Sell This Version
DSC 60.018 DL Gravamina For Uxoricide  album cover Alto Stratus Gravamina For Uxoricide(2xFile, FLAC, Album) Dark Star (2) DSC 60.018 DL UK 2014
DSC DS201 CDR Diabolik Trepidation  album cover Alto Stratus As Vrije Alto Stratus As Vrije - Diabolik Trepidation(CDr, Album, RE) Dark Star (2) DSC DS201 CDR UK 2010 Sell This Version