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Solid Space (2)Space Museum

Label:Dark Entries – DE-190
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop, Minimal

Tracklist

A1Afghan Dance
A2Spectrum Is Green
A3Destination Moon
A4The Guests
A5New Statue
Lyrics By [Adapted from 'Morning Song' By]Sylvia Plath
SaxophoneJonathan Weinreich
A6A Darkness In My Soul
B1Radio France
B2Tenth Planet
B3Earthshock
B4Contemplation
B5Please Don't Fade Away
B6Tutti Lo Sanno
Written-ByMarine Girls
B7Platform 6
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Notes

Everything was recorded on one inch 8-track at Starforce Studios, Clapham + The Shed, Ilford

Originally released on cassette by In Phaze Records, 1982.
Remastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley 2017.

Tracks B6 and B7 did not appear on the original release:
Track B6 is unreleased.
Track B7 was originally released under the band name Exhibit A (3) on the b-side of the single Distance (1980). It features Dan and Matthew only and is to be considered the first "Solid Space" track ever.

The release contains a double-sided insert and a postcard replica.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on sticker): 7 44271 37305 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - etched): DE-190 A 28583.1 (2)..
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - etched): DE-190 B 28583.2 (2)..

Other Versions (5 of 18)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Space Museum (Cassette, Album)In Phaze RecordsIP 011UK1982
New Submission
Space Museum (LP, Reissue, Unofficial Release)In Phaze Records (2)IP-011US2012
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Space Museum (Cassette, Reissue, Unofficial Release)In Phaze Records (2)noneUK2015
New Submission
Space Museum (LP, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Not On Label (Solid Space (2))noneUS2016
New Submission
Space Museum (LP, Limited Edition, Remastered, Unofficial Release, Translucent)In Phaze Records (2)IP 011UK2017

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Reviews

  • dj_stosh's avatar
    dj_stosh
    This album has been sitting in my record collection unopened probably for two years until tonight. I can't even remember why I bought it, or if it was for a particular track, so now I have opened it, wet cleaned it, and carefully placed it on the turntable. And what is coming out of the speakers is truly incredible. In fact, I find it hard to believe that this is sourced from a cassette. The depth of sound is impressive, the compositions are varied and lively, and the execution is as creative as possible given what I am sure were very limited resources. Rarely does a gem like this live up to the hype that this rare cassette has engendered, but as I listen to this album in its entirety, I am becoming convinced that it truly is a masterpiece of early 80s indie experimentation. Dark Entries has hit it out of the park with this release, and I have to thank Solid Space for creating this music.
    • Minimal-Man's avatar
      Minimal-Man
      I love this record. Someone stated “The best coldwave record ever.” I tend to agree but also very diverse in the song writing. “Spectrum In Green” is just beautiful and subtly stark. So many different moods on this record that all work together. A true piece of art.
      • Nyjeffy1967's avatar
        Nyjeffy1967
        What a wonderful album this is. If you're into the synth pop that was coming out of the UK in the 1980's you will love this. This is not over produced like some of that music was. This is what WLIR in Long Island N.Y. should have been playing but didn't. Highly recommend
        • keymap-records's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          Continually floored by how great this is. It simultaneously perfectly encapsulates a particular style in time while also sounding like nothing else. Fantastic synth+guitar arrangements and songwriting. Yes I wish there was more but also suspect that might only diminish the perfection herein. Even if I knew of its existence back in 1982 I'd probably still be listening to this album.
          • 93Maldoror93's avatar
            93Maldoror93
            An 80's classic. Still available for $16 direct from the label.
            • technics_user's avatar
              technics_user
              Forgot about this one. Will be a classic of the genre.
              • sovietstrudelmeister's avatar
                Was rather surprised to spot this new at a local store, didn't know they ever repressed it. Great quality, too - sounds pretty much perfect, comes with a neat insert, top notch stuff.
                • unpop's avatar
                  unpop
                  Did notice the cut fade - stupid, eh? That happened on last tk. Side 1 on SPV CD of Popol Vuh's 'Cobra Verde' too......Didn't notice New Statue, will try again......
                  • TuneTote's avatar
                    TuneTote
                    Has anyone noticed that some tracks are shorter than the original cassette version?

                    Not sure if it's just my copy, but it seemed like they cut out the fade out in Please Don't Fade Away and ended New Statue a bit early on my copy.

                    Amazing reissue regardless!
                    • meltdog's avatar
                      meltdog
                      Best album of 2017, even though it was a reissue. Tunes are amazing. Wonder if Ian Brown from the Roses heard track A3, Destination Moon. If you ever reform I will be there.

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