Friday, 16 June 2017

Winter Hill Recordings

Winter Hill Recordings is devoted to reissues or archive releases only...

Upcoming: Robert Lawrence...more tbc.

WHR003 PLAYGROUND Strychnine and Snakes cassette + booklet package. Before Splintered there was Playground, a perhaps more directly post-punk-inspired group equally given to furrowing a more intense sound. Collection of rare/demo/live recordings all selected by founding member Andy P. and spanning the very beginning of this Kent-based post-punk/noise group to its later stage when the renowned late Chicago producer Iain Burgess sat behind their recordings. From early drum machine-backed assaults in 1986 to the more full-on sound developed when future Splintered members Paul Dudeney and Paul Wright joined the ranks, the songs here catch the group's broad sound before its demise in 1989 and co-founder Andy P.'s commencing of a short-lived second version of the group (which released a 12" and CD on Dirter Promotions). Released in March 2018. 50 copies made. 7.00 GBP + 3.50 GBP shipping (anywhere in the world) NB: OUT NOW!

WHR002   RED BEAT Clones By Contact cassette + booklet package. Remastered reissue collecting nine songs from the 1980s by this UK post-punk outfit. 75 only. Released in August 2015. SOLD OUT

WHR001   PART 1 Live at the Autonomy Cenre, 01/03/1982.  Originally recorded at the Wapping Autonomy Centre, London. Remastered reissue  of this now highly collectible tape, originally released as a bonus side to the In the Shadow of the Cross demo cassette on the band's own Semen Tapes in 1982. Long out of circulation, this rare recording of a complete set by the first line-up of the band at the legendary venue funded by Crass was originally set to appear on vinyl in 2014 on an Italian label. These plans were, however, shelved due to unforeseen circumstances. Remastered, this was released in an edition of 100, with the first 50 numbered, and packaged with two printed A4 sheets of Mark Ferelli's incredible and distinctive artwork, as well as a reproduction of the original cover. SOLD OUT