Thursday, 18 February 2016

Plague The Night

Ordering that True Identity 7" got me in the mood to order something else from Europe. This split 7" between Ancient VVisdom and Roses Never Fade came out a year ago to pretty much no fanfare. I don't think I've seen a single picture of one on instagram or anywhere else for that matter. It's almost as if it never came out. Or perhaps nobody else knew about it. I don't know, it's kinda weird to see a record get so little coverage. Although it wouldn't surprise me if nobody actually ordered it due to the label's outdated payment system, where you place an order online, and then a day or so later they email you an invoice, which you then have to go to paypal manually and pay. I'm sure that would have worked pretty well in 1999, but not being able to check out immediately probably puts some people off. It did me for a year.

Anyway, I'm glad I ordered this as the packaging is beautiful. I'm also glad that I decided to buy both available colours. There were 75 on orange vinyl:

And 100 on gold vinyl... and this is true gold rather than clear yellow. Shame I didn't have this a month ago for the #januaryrecordaday thing, but never mind.

The best thing about this record is that it reminded me that I should listen to Roses Never Fade more. I almost completely forgot about them. What a fool. But why oh why did their last album come out on CD only?

There are only 200 copies in total, but Neuropa Records still have copies available for anyone who may be interested.

1 comment:

Stefan Sonic said...