beautiful day here in the outskirts of London as I type this, and even
that list of "things to do before the tour" that hangs on the wall
doesn't look impossible as the low sun smiles through the kitchen
Year 33 for The Pink Dots. A magic number (aren't they all?) and we aim
to celebrate in a proper way. All dates for our first real tour in 2
years are listed below.
A number of special releases are also lined up to mark this adventure…..again, see below….
North American tour for fall 2013
You can download flyers, designed by Daniel Watts, for each city of the tour HERE
09/14/2013 Vancouver BC- Rickshaw Theatre
09/15/2013 Portland- Doug Fir
09/17/2013 Salt Lake City- Urban Lounge
09/18/2013 Denver- The Walnut Room
09/20/2013 Minneapolis- 7th Street Entry
09/21/2013 Chicago- Double Door
09/22/2013 Detroit- still waiting and hoping........
09/23/2013 Toronto- Lee's Palace
09/25/2013 Montreal- Petit Campus
09/26/2013 Cambridge- The Sinclair
09/27/2013 Brooklyn- Knitting Factory
09/28/2013 Washington- U Street Music Hall
09/29/2013 Charlotte- Casbah @ Tremont
09/30/2013 Atlanta- The Earl
10/02/2013 New Orleans- Siberia
10/03/2013 Houston- Fitzgeralds
10/04/2013 Austin- Red7
10/05/2013 Dallas- The Prophet Bar
10/07/2013 Albuquerque- Launchpad
10/08/2013 Phoenix- The Crescent Ballroom
10/09/2013 West Hollywood- Roxy
10/10/2013 San Diego- Casbah
10/11/2013 Santa Ana- Constellation Room
10/13/2013 San Francisco- DNA Lounge
10/16/2013 Seattle- Crocodile Cafe
When ordering or pre-ordering, please write first to EK at
Do note that all orders and pre-orders made between 10 September and 20 October will be sent after the latter date.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - The Gethsemane Option CD
Out Now!, LPD's new album on compact disc from Metropolis
Records. All senses are covered here, but don't try to make sense of
that symbol etched in the sky….. Perhaps this take on reality is all
your personal delusion after all but don't be discouraged. There's always another channel, always one more dimension.
15 euros plus postage. PLESE NOTE,we're waiting for a RE-STOCK of this title and orders will be honoured after the tour.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - The Curse of Marie Antoinette (vinyl picture disc)
A concept that ends in tears and a lonely place. On the Rustblade label...
299 only. OUT NOW! …25 euros plus postage.
This album will also become available as a download via legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com .That's also the site to visit for LPDs remastered back catalogue and many exclusive releases.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-Code Noir (CD)
closely guarded secret at Chez Dots. This is the sister album to The
Gethsemane Option released for the US Tour in conjunction with
Beta-Lactam Ring Records. A Beauty and due to land in September. Limited
to 499 copies.
Pre-order is 20 euros plus postage. Friends in America who
cannot make the shows should order directly from www.blrrecords.com
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-The More it Stays The Same (DVD-R)
release of LPDs' somewhat historic show in Tel Aviv in June where The
Dots' violinist from the 80s, Patrick Paganini, was a special guest. A
2-camera recording and sound from the mixing desk makes this document
truly home-made, but nonetheless very worthy of your attention. Available
on the tour while
Pre-order is 15 euros plus postage.
EDWARD KA-SPEL-This Saturated Land (cassette)
A limited cassette release of this album which was previously available as "download- only" on www.legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS -Taos Hum (cassette)
Hyper limited cassette version of the CDR / Bandcamp release by
Beta-Lactam Ring Records.
Out Now- 12
euros plus postage. A vinyl version for this is slated for the end of
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-The Gethsemane Option/Year 33 T-shirt
Full colour print in various sizes and 200 only.
Pre-order 20 euros plus postage.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-North American Tour 2013 T-shirt
2 colour print in various sizes. 200 only.
PRE-ORDER: 20 euros plus postage.
EDWARD KA-SPEL-Fire Island (cassette)
Hyper limited cassette version of the CDR/Bandcamp release by
Beta-Lactam Ring Records. Scheduled release date: late June.
possible- 12 euros plus postage. A vinyl version for this is slated for
the end of the year.
THE SILVERMAN- Finisterre (cassette)
limited cassette version of the CDR/Bandcamp release by Beta-Lactam
Ring Records. Scheduled release date: late June.
Pre-order possible- 12 euros
plus postage. A vinyl version for this is slated for the end of the
EDWARD KA-SPEL- Absence of Evidence 2013 Remaster
a scarce vinyl-only release (out-of-print for many years), this work
has been carefully remastered and made available as a CDR (with a
spanking new cover) and a download from The Dots' Bandcamp page: legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com
CDR version- 13,50 euros plus postage.
EDWARD KA-SPEL - The Patriot / Last Man Standing 7"
Out now….10 euros plus postage.
TWILIGHT CIRCUS MEETS EDWARD KA-SPEL-800 Saints in a Day
cd of this fiery and highly entertaining collaboration between EK and
Ryan Moore is now in production. Vinyl will be later this year.
for the cd: 15 euros plus postage.
WATCH THIS SPACE…In the pipeline...
Edward Ka-Spel/Philippe Petit- Are you receiving us ,Planet Earth cd/vinyl - Winter 2013
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - Taos Hum (CDR)
in 5 intense days as November turned into December and as fresh as
a brisk desert wind that fries all who stand in it's path. Close to an
hour of songs, scapes and colours so loud your neighbours will need
guide dogs. Spontaneity can be a wonderful thing in these oh so
EUR 13,50 plus postage - also available as a download from LPDs' Bandcamp site: legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com
EDWARD KA-SPEL - Fire Island (CDR)
January EK went on a rare holiday in an attempt to escape the notorious
British winter. Typically he took all manner of recording equipment
with him. It was a wonderful holiday on Fire Island and the songs on
this album drip with the atmosphere of that special place.
EUR 13,50 plus postage - also available as a download from LPDs' Bandcamp site: legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com
THE SILVERMAN - Finisterre (CDR)
the ominous warnings on the radio, a lonely boat sails away from a
lonelier island with the good captain Silverman at the helm. Aliens
here to study mankind had taken control of the airwaves; spread
confusion with fake weather reports; induced brainwashing with warped
forms of Celtic music; inserted subliminal mantras like "Better Warped
Than Corrupted" into all political and financial broadcasting; as well
as openly plotting revolution - or was that resolution? or evolution? or
perhaps pollution? But this was of no concern for Silverman as he
changed course by the north star, heading out towards Andromeda.
EUR 13,50 plus postage- also available as a download from LPDs' Bandcamp site: legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com
EDWARD KA-SPEL- One Last Pose Before the Ruin (CD,LP,Cassette,T-Shirt)
latest aural adventure for the estimable Beta-Lactam Ring label and a
natural successor to "Pleasure Cruise". Reflective and a little
melancholy, parts of it could have been made back in '73, but in another
more innocent dimension. Mostly instrumental, apart from that odd
interlude concerning a turkey.
CD and hyper - limited cassette due any day - 20 euros plus postage.
Cassette is 10 euros plus postage (check for availabilty!)
T-Shirt is 20 euros plus postage.
VInyl edition (now in stock) is 25 euros plus postage.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - Chemical Playschool 15 (CD)
the Rustblade label, a new voyage into the Chemical Playschool after
over 10 years of being locked outside the laboratory. Songs, labyrinths,
and colours so vivid you'll never wash them out of your mind. 13,50 euros plus postage.
ALSO,we have a few extra T-shirts of CP 15 (medium and small sizes only)- Very limited- 20 euros plus postage.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - CHEMICAL PLAYSCHOOL 15.... (1 x cd plus 1x dvd and gadgets,sticker etc.) 299 copies only - 29 euros plus postage.
The hyper-ltd edition is sold out here.
full-blown collaboration between Denver artists Wesley Young and Jesse
Peper (who creates many wonderful covers for LPDs related releases) and
Edward Ka-Spel. A dark, menacing work = a little like waiting for bus
13 to Dante's Inferno in a bad neighbourhood. Now in stock... 15 euros plus postage.
EDWARD KA-SPEL - Tanith & The Lion Tree (CD digipak, remaster with 3 exclusive bonus cuts)
15 euros plus postage.
EDWARD KA-SPEL- Ghost Logik (CD)
the limited editions are gone at TEKA hq, but the single cd version IS
now in stock.
13,50 euros plus postage for the most exotic ride you'll
ever have on a ghost train.
ARMCHAIR MIGRAINE JOURNEY - Cosmic Space Drone (CD)
seriously electric installment of this trip into hyperspace. Hypnotic
(real) drums, analogue mayhem and EK providing vocals on a 20 minute
15 euros plus postage.
ARMCHAIR MIGRAINE JOURNEY- Cosmic Space Drone (Cassette)
have a handful of the exclusive (and rare) cassette version which
feature AMJ together with guests Edward Ka-Spel and Scott Solida.
10,50 euros plus postage.
ASVA & PHILIPPE PETIT- Empires Should Burn (CD)
recommended CD of immaculate soundscapes and spoken word. EK delivers
vocals on the 23 minute opener. Jarboe is also a contributor.
15 euros plus postage
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - 9 Live to Wonder - A film by Cevin Key (DVD)
hallucinatory, always personal, this DVD presents The Dots at home as it
was back in '93. Lots of unheard improvisation, lots of old machines,
dripping with atmosphere. A HANDFUL IN STOCK- Check for availability.
euros plus postage.
EDWARD KA-SPEL - A Pleasure Cruise through 9 Dimensions (LP gimmix cover)
Ring released this new EK salvo which lives up to it's name in almost
every possible format (even 8-track cartridge). However, pride of place
goes to the vinyl edition with an astonishing handmade gimmix cover.
is hyper-limited and costs 45 euros plus postage from us. Most copies
were sold via pre-order but we still have a few copies in stock.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - The Creature That Tasted Sound (CDR)
CDR release with new studio pieces. 13,50 euros plus postage.
THE SILVERMAN - Dream Cell Deluxe (2 x CDR)
out of print on CD for over 10 years, "Dream Cell " has been remastered
and coupled with a bonus disc with the vinyl version's extra side and
some exciting extras. 18,00 euros plus postage.
handful of the original Dream Cell 2xLP are still available at 25 euros
plus postage. Anyone ordering this will receive the CDR bonus disc
EDWARD KA-SPEL - 126.96.36.199 (CDR)
between 11th and 14th November 2011, and fittingly includes a new
version of "Poppy Day" plus songs and pieces directly related to this
13,50 euros plus postage.
The Angel (Black - XL,L,S girly): To celebrate 30 years we reproduce
the design from LPD's first vinyl album "Brighter Now". This has been a very popular
number. 20 euros
Alchemical Playschool (White - S - just one left)
This,printed up for Soleilmoon's cd release of the same name,is an ideal beach shirt with it's Eastern flavoured print. 20 euros
Chemical Playschool 15
(Black- M and S): 20 euros
Last Pose Before the Ruin (Black - M, S, XL, 2X): 20 euros
BANDCAMP: Slowly becoming the primary page for The Legendary Pink Dots (and
related) catalogue. Over 60 albums downloadable from here including
remasters and rarities. Physical cds/cdrs/vinyl and t-shirts van also be
For Legendary Pink Dots go to: legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com
For Edward Ka-Spel go to: edwardka-spel.bandcamp.com
Yup, we're there too...
Please note: Edward Ka-Spel and Erik Drost also have Facebook pages
MYSPACE: myspace.com/thelegendarypinkdots (Thanks Erik!)
BRAINWASHED: http://www.brainwashed.com/lpd/ (Thanks Jon!)
BACK IN STOCK At TEKA
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - Ancient Daze (CD)
Very limited. 15 euros plus postage.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS- Crushed Mementos CD
Very limited. 20 euros plus postage.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS- Seconds late for the Brighton Line Double Vinyl.
Just re-pressed. 25 euros plus postage
IN THE PIPELINE
EDWARD KA-SPEL - The Patriot / Last Man Standing (7")
Still waiting, alas.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - Any Day Now
(remastered and expanded) LP with special packaging.
CONTINUING: The TEKA hand-made series....
The Terminal Kaleidoscope mail order service is happy to announce a series of hand-made items brought to you by members of the band.
The Tower: A picture disc with original artwork by the
Silverman hailing back to the original live presentation of songs from
this album back in the 80s. 40 euros plus postage.
OTHER TITLES NOW SOLD OUT.
BEAUTIFUL THINGS WHICH DRIFTED OUR WAY
A beautifully packaged and lovingly crafted CD from old Pink Dots' friend Danny Eschbach's
project in Australia. Danny has his own way with the synthesizer that
frequently thrills you and certianly takes you out there. The title is
"Strange Ongoings" released by Tempest Records. www.tempestrecordings.com/robodopsnei.htm
On many occasions a delightful band named Surreal Funfair
has opened for LPDs in Cologne and berlin. Sascha Beyer is the
mastermind behind this delightfully eccentric outfit and he has informed
me of a debut album. Go ,seek it out!!
Old Pink Dots' friends Thorsten Wald and Lars Tangmark urged me to direct you all to their own project here: http://www.hotel-encore.de/teka.html - It comes strongly recommended.
Close friends of the Dots' Frans and Freek from Beequeen just informed me that they now have a Bandcamp Page as well. Some exquisite delights to be found there!
The download fun starts at http://brunnen.bandcamp.com/ and http://beequeen.bandcamp.com/
ON ROTATION AT CHEZ DOTS:
- K. Salvatore's mindblowing Tsar Ova Elk LP.
- somehow passed by The Expanding Universe by Laurie Spiegel until this cd re-issue
- is Richard Skelton the new Arvo Part?
- The Seer by Swans
- Remember that feeling of hearing Can for the first time? The Lost Tapes are so very welcome
- Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage
- Hildur Gudnadottir's Leyfou Ljosinu on intense and glorious replay
- LAUGHING HANDS-vinyl new box set on the untouchable Vinyl-on-Demand label.
THE BERN PROJECT by Rhys Chatham
Shame on me for not being familiar with the music of Rhys Chatham much sooner.
Pink Dots' friend Roger Ziegler changed this situation when he gave me a
selection of releases from his magnificent Hinterzimmer records label -
the above cd was one of them.Quite simply the music on display here is
ECSTATIC, the energy is like a glorious rush to the head.Write to Roger
Every release on this label drips with loving care- strongly recommended from here.
LOVE AND LOUD COLOURS - The lyrics of Edward Ka-Spel
We'd like to bring your attention to www.loveandloudcolours.com...
this is a website dedicated to Edward Ka-Spel's book of lyrics which
was released a few years ago. The site has been updated and visitors
will find a section where Edward reveals the origins for many of his
outpourings. There are not so many books left now. Those interested
should write to Kirsten who lovingly created the book and the website.
Of Unknown Origin - Barry Gray (aka Stret Majest Alarme)
Gray aka Stret Majest Alarme has just released an excellent 4-track EP
entitled "Of unknown Origin". Seek it out- contact Barry through his
Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/barry.gray.77?fref=ts
Also still available on cassette and cd is his fine and utterly spacey cassette
on Beam Ends Records. Operating under the name of TAPAJAWA, it can be
ordered via our old friend Freek of BeeQueen for 15 euros. Order
directly from Freek at
or by contacting Barry himself at the FB contact address above.