The Minus Touch

EDWARD KA-SPEL

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Cover ImageRelease date and tracklist

October 10, 2010
CD  Beta-lactam Ring Records mt240a

December 21, 2013
NL MP3 Redux self-released on Bandcamp

  1. Beast with 6 Fingers
  2. Vision On
  3. Man or Mouse (Version2)
  4. Bad Mood
  5. Absolution
  6. Twisting Vines in Your Sick Mind
  7. Altered State
  8. Kill it
  9. untitled*
  10. The Flying Dutchman*

*Redux only


Credits

  • Edward Ka-Spel: Voice, keyboards, devices, acoustic things, broken things
  • Alena Boykova: Lady voice on “Kill it”, piano on “Altered State”
  • Raymond Steeg mastered the proceedings

Notes

An earlier interpretation of “Kill it” appears on Cevin Key’s fine album “Ghost in each Room” under the title “A Certain Stukey”. Things conclude tragically there too.
Recordings made in Limburgia throughout 2010.
Love and peace to Chris, Heather, Pia, fellow Pink Dots, Cevin, Jesse, Amanda and Alena.
Artwork by Jesse Peper jessepeper.com
Blessed be, even when things seem darkest the light finds it’s way through the cracks. MALAZHEMNA -Edward Ka-Spel (BLRR)

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2010 was a sad year and I guess it’s all there to hear in the margins of “The Minus Touch”- nothing overt as usual, but listen closely and…….
This is the version prepared for the double vinyl release on Beta-Lactam Ring Records.There are subtle differences with the cd edition and it has a long bonus track which would fill the fourth side of a handsome edition on wax. The vinyl IS still in the pipeline…consider this Bandcamp edition to be a taster for what is to come further down the road.

The regular cd version can still be found at edwardka-spel.bandcamp.com

Jesse Peper designed the cover(s) which are wood carvings. A big thank you to Chris at BLRR ,Phil and Alena for always being there. -Edward Ka-Spel (Bandcamp)


Press Release

New studio album with eye popping artwork by Jesse Peper in a custom made gatefold case. “V1 or V2“? Someone let loose the china doll from the cupboard again. Simply put, “The Minus Touch” is double plus good. A fantastic place for any LPD/Ka-Spel beginner to start and obviously, an essential for the Old Guard. Ka-Spel’s synthedelic song cycle has a flavour reminiscent of other aeons, though Edward’s manner of time travel seems to be to wreck himself before he Chyekks himself. Torch is only back-lit with the experimentalisms so at the forefront of recent solo efforts. The album could almost be considered “inside” by comparison. Oh, it’s messed up. But the devils are in the entrails, with most of the album belching forth beautiful, melodic coldwave electrolytes, into gasp by varying arrays of squelchy, sequenced rhythms and electronic arrhythmia. EKS, as ever, is bard to the bone.

An earlier interpretation of “Kill it” appears on Cevin Key’s fine album “Ghost in each Room” under the title “A Certain Stukey”. Things conclude tragically there too. 
Recordings made in Limburgia throughout 2010. -BLRR

 

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