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Caroline K

Don't Believe It's Over (12")

Label: Mannequin Records

Format: 12"

Genre: Electronic

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Mannequin Records is elated to present a rare lost demo tape recording of Caroline K - real name Caroline Kaye Walters - founder member of Nocturnal Emissions, one of the best UK experimental / industrial music groups in the 1980s. When we asked Nigel Ayers about the possibility to press a small batch of the edit made by Mannequin Records's head Alessandro Adriani, we would never expect to find more material from her solo productions. The only production of Caroline available is in fact her LP Now Wait For the Last Year released in 1987 by Earthly Delights and eventually repressed by Klanggalerie / Blackest Ever Black Black. Presented in 4 different versions - Original, Dub, Instrumental and Edit - Don't Believe It's Over was recorded in 1983 at Caroline's home studio in Brixton, during a pause from the main project Nocturnal Emissions. With the help of Beverley Ireland - a mysterious friend of Caroline, who nobody seems to know anything about nowdays - on the vocals, Caroline used a full weapon gear made of Sequential Circuit Six Tracks and Drumtracks, Roland SH-101, Roland TR-808, Powertran Vocoder, EMS Synthi and some Casio keyboards, all recorded on a Fostex 8-tracks reel-to-reel machine. Caroline and Beverley completed a full demo cassette and sent it around to few labels, but unfortunately none got interest. Eventually Caroline later suggested Nigel to include Don't Believe It's Over on the Nocturnal Emissions retrospective Duty Experiment cassette, released on Soleilmoon Records in 1988. Thanks to Nigel and Danny Ayers for making this release possible. In Loving Memory of Caroline Kaye Walters.

Cat. number: MNQ 130
Year: 2019

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