Play

by Electric Party

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Amsterdam, 1982. Smoke fills the streets, squatters clash violently with the police, uprising is in the air. In this disorderly mess, the worlds of activism, art, fashion, and nightlife converged into an explosion of creativity. Amidst all of this Electric Party, the brainchild of René van Rijn, released the ‘Work’ tape on Amsterdam label Fetisj, now a cult cassette for the few who remember.

    Forty years ago they created this unique blend of no wave, mutant disco, funk, and experimental music. It was around the time of the rise of the members-only club Mazzo, with all its prominent figures, the anarchy of the squatting movement, and the art academy connection. Everything took place in this inebriated twilight zone of blissful joy.

    This record consists of 3 of the best tracks from the ‘Work’ tape and 6 unreleased tracks from forgotten cassette tapes, all remastered and restored where necessary. Among them the unreleased anthem ‘Caribe’, which was recorded in Spain as the opening track for a Spanish discotheque in 1987.

    We worked 4 years to tie the strings together and we’re more than excited to release it, with its marvelous background story, well captured in liner notes written by Hannah Pezzack, and printed on a full-color inner sleeve.

    Re-mastered by Wouter Brandenburg and designed by Steele Bonus. And special thanks to Marco van Dalfsen from Diggin' Demos for his help and dedication in the process of finding Electric Party. Get his Work cassette, a hardcopy fanzine, and bonus tracks at: bit.ly/3tCclN2

    Includes digital pre-order of Play. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    digital album releases May 17, 2021
    item ships out on or around May 3, 2021
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Play. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 17, 2021
    item ships out on or around May 3, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      €20 EUR or more 

     

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    Pre-order of Play. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases May 17, 2021

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 38 Knekelhuis releases available on Bandcamp and save 80%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Play, Meteora, Leviosa, Spill Gold - Highway Hypnosis, Organizatsiya - À l'ombre des roches, Further Reductions - array, De Ambassade - Standhouden, Zaliva-D - Immorality, and 30 more. , and , .

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Tension 03:58
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3.
Words From The Underground
4.
Money On Your Mind
5.
Catwalk
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Caribe
7.
Imagine A Blind Man Dreaming
8.
Steps
9.
A New Story (Rehearsal Demo)

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The Knekelhuis Record label is based out of Amsterdam. Also runs a monthly podcast serie at Soundcloud.

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