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