The 30 Year Itch


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Cover ImageRelease date and tracklist

October 10, 2010
US LP Beta-lactam Ring Records mt231a
US CD Beta-lactam Ring Records mt231b

March 30, 2014
NL MP3 self-released on Bandcamp


Cover ImageFebruary 16, 2017
NL CD self-released on Bandcamp

  1. Katrina/A Splach O’ Blue/Space is Cheap
  2. Slogans On A Cold Steel Canvas




  • The Silverman- Keyboards, Acoustic Objects, Toy, Electronics
  • Edward Ka-Spel- Vocals, Keyboards, Cassette Recorder
  • Mastered by Randall Frazier


Issued Oct 2010 to celebrate 30 years of life in the Dots together for Edward and Phil.

CD- limited edition of 400 copies made for sale on the Legendary Pink Dots’ 2010 US tour.

LP- Limited edition of 350 copies

Track one recorded live at The Extrapool, Nijmegen

Track two is a finished piece adapted from a live improvisation in Limburgia, August 2009

notes from Bandcamp:
“I knew a Katrina once……..”. Intended as a one-off performance for an audience of around 25 in The Dots’ home town of Nijmegen, “Katrina” became a piece de resistance for EK and The Silverman as they developed and expanded it over the years. However, on show here is that fragile first performance which began with Phil playing a record with a toy van that happened to have a cartridge attached to it’s underside and EK bidding the confused viewers to enter a New Orleans strip joint on a cold night in The Netherlands.A magical night really with Raymond Dijkstra and Timo Van Luik also on the bill. All 4 musicians improvised together at the end of the evening.
The second piece, “Slogans on a Cold Steel Canvas” is an abridged improvisation from the sessions that also provided much material for “Seconds Late for The brighton Line”.
Why is this album entitled “The 30 Year Itch?”Well, that’s how long it took to release a record under THE EK/Silverman banner.Thanks to Jese Peper for astonishing artwork and to Chris who released it for The Dots’ 2010 North American tour.

February 2017 release:
When “The 30 Year Itch” originally appeared,more cds were manufactured than covers. This is a special edition with HANDMADE covers designed by Dots’ members which appeared during the recent tour of North American. It’s an edition of 30 only…we brought 12 back to Europe, and each cover has a unique artwork, signed by Edward Kaspel and The Silverman.


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