We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best experience. Most of these are essential and already present.
We do require your explicit consent to save your cart and browsing history between visits. Read about cookies we use here.
Your cart and preferences will not be saved if you leave the site.


10% Off our entire stock. From now until Monday, at Midnight. As easy as that... and head this way for the Special Membership Campaign.

Genesis P-Orridge, Dave Ball

Imagining October (LP)

Label: Cold Spring

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

Preorder: Releases May 6th 2022


The first ever release of the soundtrack to the rarely-seen Derek Jarman 1984 short film "Imagining October", with music recorded by Derek's friend and collaborator Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic Tv / Throbbing Gristle), and Dave Ball (Soft Cell / The Grid). Recorded at DJM recording studios in Theobalds Road, London. Limited Edition 12" vinyl featuring a beautiful etched B-Side. Features liner notes by James Mackay (Jarman's producer, collaborator and archivist).

Derek Jarman put together a programme of films for the London Film Festival, reflecting the cutting edge of the London avant-garde of the time. Recorded at the same time as The Angelic Conversation, Imagining October was filmed in the Eisenstein Museum in Moscow, Vladimir Mayakovsky’s grave at Novodevichy Cemetery, the GUM department store facing red square, and the fire temples of Baku in Azerbaijan. The painting sequences with a group of soldiers (Angus Cook, Stephen Thrower, Peter Doig and Keir Wahid) was filmed in London. Jarman considered it one of the best, if not the best, of his shorter works. It was intended as an agit-prop work and the combination of music and imagery remains powerful to this day.

"The heroism of revolution through the queered lens... It was not just the Soviet Union censoring books, Jarman points out here, but Thatcher’s government and its homophobia was no greater friend to gays than the regime on the other side of the Iron Curtain. A moral hysteria surrounding AIDs was sweeping Britain, the miner’s strike was in full swing (an action supported by gay activists, as it was brutally broken up by police): back home, society seemed on a knife edge." - ArtReview. 

Cat. number: CSR300LP
Year: 2022

More from Cold Spring

Zamia Lehmanni (Songs of Byzantine Flowers)
CD | €12.60 €14.00
Moments (2LP)
2LP black vinyl | €23.31 €25.90
CD | €12.60 €14.00
Du Y Moroedd
CD | €12.60 €14.00
Frequency L.S.D. (Lp)
LP, black vinyl | €19.71 €21.90
Exhibition Of A Dream (2CD)
2CD | €16.20 €18.00
Split (Picture Disc LP)
Picture Disc LP | €19.71 €21.90
CD | €10.80 €12.00
A Guide For Beginners (2CD)
2CD | €16.20 €18.00
Death Ceremonies (LP)
LP | €19.71 €21.90
Heart Beat Ear Drum (Dvd)
DVD | €14.40 €16.00
Stolen & Contaminated Songs
CD | €13.05 €14.50
CD | €12.15 €13.50
How To Destroy Angels (Lp)
LP | €25.20 €28.00
Moments (2LP coloured)
2LP brown vinyl | €23.31 €25.90
Kondole / Dead Cat (2CD+Dvd Box)
2CD+DVD Box | €22.50 €25.00
LPx2 | €25.20 €28.00
Neu Konservatiw
LP | €19.71 €21.90