New Release #OOP012LP

Mecano Un-Ltd present Erector Set - Rebuilt

Format : LP + CD

Price :€25.- *

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This unreleased gem, recorded by Dirk Polak & Mick Ness in the late 90’s, 
Sees light for the first time to mark the third incarnation of
the cult post-punk band Mecano,now Mecano Un-Ltd

Welcome to Out Of Print Records !

 

The Joy Of Live

Mick Ness - The Joy Of Live

Limited edition of 300 copies on 180 grams black vinyl in picture sleeve with obi-style linernotes, housed in deluxe pvc sleeve.

artist
Mick Ness
order number
TFLP183
release
May 19, 2017
price € 17,99
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Mecano Unlimited

Mecano Unlimited

Limited edition of 500 copies on 180 grams audiophile vinyl

artist
Mecano Unlimited
order number
TFLP179
release
11/11/2016
price € 17,99
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Mecano Unltd new studio album

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Following 2012’s collaboration with Dirk Polak (when we released the Polar Twins album he recorded with Mark Ritsema) we are proud to once again welcome aboard the enigmatic Dirk Polak with a brand new Mecano Unlimited studio album, their sixth in nearly forty years.The album will be released on LP (180 grams audiophile vinyl) and CD (in deluxe clamshell box) on 11 November 2016 via Tonefloat (as a joint release with Out Of Print records). There will also be a limited edition box with the 180 grams audiophile vinyl, CD, exclusive t-Shirt plus an original piece of Mecano from the collection of Dirk Polak. Limited to 78 numbered copies. So don’t wait too long should you want that one. Please note that the first 100 copies of the CD also include an original piece of Mecano from the collection of Dirk Polak. All versions are on sale now from our tonefloat store.

Mecano (Unlimited) will be playing in and around town the next few months. Please subscribe to tonefloat.com for a thumbs up when dates are added.

From the start in 1978 of Mecano Ltd, that soon became Mecano and finally ended as Mecano Unlimited, it took 38 years to present the sixth album in a row: Mecano Unlimited. Out on Tonefloat, November 11.

Several personnel changes throughout the years were unavoidable, the only constant factor is front man and lyricist Dirk Polak. He kicked off with guitarist Pieter Kooijman to write the first songs and prepare the first output played by a real band. They were joined by Ton Lebbink (drums), Tejo Bolten (bass) and Cor Bolten (guitar, keyboards) and became a tight vehicle with memorable stage appearances in Holland and France on the edge of the eighties. The first two albums “Entitled“ and “Autoportrait“ became well sought artefacts after the unit broke up.
14 years later (in 1997) Polak made an album with his long-term compadre and label mate at Torso’s, Mick Ness and chose the name ‘Erector Set’ (under which Mecano is known in the USA) to continue his visual arts based upon this well-known toy and to avoid using the name Mecano, although unofficially he had the rights. The album, entitled ‘Rebuilt’wasn’t released until 2014, because of several reasons.
In 2004 Polak and original member Tejo Bolten made a CD, ‘Snaketales for Dragon’, and found a new band to recreate the material on stage. Mark Ritsema (guitar) and Reinier Rietvelt (drums), both from Spasmodique, joined, as well as Sophya (Idan Karutchi-guitar, keys and Sonja Rozenblum-keyboards).
The summer of 2006 Mecano played the Rock Wave Festival in Greece, causing an almost residential stay of Polak, Bolten and Ritsema the following years. A second CD by Polak/Bolten “Those Revolutionary Days“ was released in 2006.
With the material of both albums plus highlights from the Mecano heydays, a small tour took them from Athens to Thessaloniki and Brest (France) before blown up for the second time. Bolten and Polak parted.
Polak and Ritsema started Polar Twins, in the first place performing as a duo but finally recording an album with a band (Wee Small Hours at Swansneck) for the highly sophisticated Tonefloat label.
An invitation to play Tel Aviv in 2013 brought the third Mecano incarnation, from now on called Mecano Unlimited. Polak, Ritsema, Karutchi and Rozenblum were joint by Peter Jessen (bass) and Sin (drums). An international outfit with Dutch, Israeli, half Danish and Craoatian members. The show at the Barby in Tel Aviv was a blast! De Melkweg (Grauzone festival) and Paradiso in Amsterdam followed as well as Rotterdam (Ro-town), before there was an ogled threat of hibernation.
Sophya parted and went back home, Ritsema re-set Spasmodique, as a professional drummer Sin went on playing with all kinds of phenomena, celebrities and core while Polak wrote a surreallistic novel called Suicity.
From that moment on Polak and Ness re-united and decided to make an album, mainly based upon their friendship and some experience. The result, Mecano Unlimited, took them one and a half year and brought them endless hours of joy, to counter daily life properly! Mick mainly played, produced and mixed while Dirk wrote, sang and restored, in co-operation with Troy Jay, the old familiar style of the first records with his paintings on the sleeve, notes and lyrics on the inner-sleeve. Reinier Rietvelt mastered the sound and Charles Beterams’ Tonefloat made it happen in kinda joint venture with Mecano’s Out of Print Records and some fine supporters, to release the album as decent as possible.
Meanwhile, Mick participates in a new band called ‘Stakbabber’ while Dirk is translating Suicity to English. A forth incarnation is preparing to play the new material life, added with some classics, though less. Mecano Unlimited in 2016 is Sin, Mark Ritsema, Peter Jessen, Mick Ness, Dirk Polak and occasionally Idan Karutchi. They roll once more!

 

 

 

Mick Ness - The Joy Of Pop - 10'' + CD : Order now !

Mick Ness - The Joy Of Pop - 10'' + CD (Release date : 14/08/2014)


Mick Ness - The Joy Of Pop - 10'' + CD : *pre-order* Price :€ 23.- *(Shipping not included)

Out in Summer 2014 on Out of Print records : Mick Ness -The Joy of Pop #OOP013LP#

comes on 10" , black vinyl with amazing artwork , inner sleeve , bonus cd including all album track from the original release

'Leave me your ears' (Torso Records 1981) , remastered from the original tapes.

 

Preview some album tracks here http://mickness.bandcamp.com/album/the-joy-of-pop including

 

 

Notes from Dirk Polak : (short preview from the innersleeve)

It’s the strength of pastiche that lays in the subtitle, THE JOY OF POP,

of the 1981 Mick Ness record Leave me your ears on Torso, catalogue number 333,

which is now upgraded to the main title of a shortened album on Out Of Print.

An hommage in the first place to JOY Division and the POP Group,

but also to contemporaries like The Cure, Gang of Four, A Certain Ratio and other influential bands at the beginning of the eighties.

Mick pays tribute as a soloist. As an omnivorous music lover who appreciates Elvis and Schnittke as much as
Bacharach, James Brown, P.I.L or Abba he went to a studio in Belgium and recorded twelve tracks‘in the spirit of’ his beloved,

contemporary musicalcolleagues,with an original and unique attitude. Armoured with guitars, bass,
saxophone, violin and toy instruments, he was accompanied by long-term friend
Pieter Bannenberg, who would take care of all of the percussion.

Engineer Ward Kuczynski and myself as a producer completed the foursome..."

read more in the album sleeve.


Order and info : info@ooprecords.com Price :€ 23.- *(Shipping not included)

 

Mick Ness - The Joy Of Pop - 10'' + CD : Coming Soon ! *pre-order*

Out in Summer 2014 on Out of Print records : Mick Ness -The Joy of Pop #OOP013LP#

 

comes on 10" , black vinyl with amazing artwork , inner sleeve , bonus cd including all album track from the original release 'Leave me your ears' (Torso Records 1981) , remastered from the original tapes.

including notes from Dirk Polak : (short preview from the innersleeve)

It’s the strength of pastiche that lays in the subtitle, THE JOY OF POP, of the 1981 Mick Ness record Leave me your ears on Torso, catalogue number 333, which is now upgraded to the main title of a shortened album on Out Of Print. An hommage in the first place to JOY Division and the POP Group, but also to contemporaries like The Cure, Gang of Four, A Certain Ratio and other influential bands at the beginning of the eighties. Mick pays tribute as a soloist. As an omnivorous music lover who appreciates Elvis and Schnittke as much as Bacharach, James Brown, P.I.L or Abba he went to a studio in Belgium and recorded twelve tracks‘in the spirit of’ his beloved, contemporary musical colleagues,with an original and unique attitude. Armoured with guitars, bass, saxophone, violin and toy instruments, he was accompanied by long-term friend Pieter Bannenberg, who would take care of all of the percussion. Engineer Ward Kuczynski and myself as a producer completed the foursome..." read more in the album sleeve.

More info , artwork and full album preview coming soon !

Pre-Order and info : info@ooprecords.com

Price :€ 23.- (Shipping not included)

Mecano Un-Ltd present Erector Set - Rebuilt *LP*CD* -OUT NOW !

We are very proud to present our new release #OOP012LP -
Mecano Un-Ltd. Presents : Erector Set -Rebuilt.
Black vinyl 140gram in heavy jacket and quality insert plus a cd with the album and bonus audio/video material

Price :€ 25.- (Shipping not included)

Listen to a preview mix of the album :
https://soundcloud.com/mecano-un-ltd/mecano-un-ltd-presents-erector

Contact(info@ooprecords.com) us for :
Orders/Promo copies for reviews/Press info.

This unreleased gem, recorded by Dirk Polak & Mick Ness in the late 90’s, 
Sees light for the first time to mark the third incarnation of
the cult post-punk band Mecano , now Mecano Un-Ltd .

Side one
Single Splits
Pilar
Tabou d’ Esprit
Uncompromising Love
Dusty Soul

Side two
R & B
Tsjernobyl
Some September Siberia
Indoor Forest
Soft Pioneers Implode 

Mecano Un-Ltd present Erector Set - Rebuilt *LP*CD* -Release date delay


We just received an email from the pressing factory that explained there was a problem in the DMM cutting of the ‘Mecano Un-Ltd Presents: Erector Set – Rebuilt’ – LP.

This means we will have to wait around 2 weeks extra (after the last delay we had), the process has to be completely redone so it will be in the best quality without surface noise and any ticks.

We apologize to all the fans and store that already have the LP pre-ordered , we were hoping to already deliver the LP’s this week , we are very sorry we can’t make it after all .


Next gig & special package deal - Mecano+Sophya for € 35.-


Next Mecano Un-Ltd. Tour date: 13/04/2014 – Rotown – Rotterdam – NL

Special Package deal:

Mecano Un-Ltd Presents: Erector Set – Rebuilt – LP + Sophya – Words & Sounds LP = only €35.-

 

NEW RELEASE**Mecano Un-Ltd. Presents : Erector Set**(Dirk Polak & Mick Ness)

 

Mecano Un-Ltd Present : Erector Set – Rebuilt *LP+CD*
PRE ORDER (release date:  March 2014)


This unreleased gem, recorded by Dirk Polak & Mick Ness in the late 90’s, 
Sees light for the first time to mark the third incarnation of
the cult post-punk band Mecano , now Mecano Un-Ltd .

Listen to a preview of the album :

 

Side one
Single Splits
Pilar
Tabou d’ Esprit
Uncompromising Love
Dusty Soul

Side two
R & B
Tsjernobyl
Some September Siberia
Indoor Forest
Soft Pioneers Implode 

“Erector Set is the name given to Meccano in the USA. To continue my visual arts based upon this well-known constructive toy of the twentieth century after the rural Mecano years, I chose this equivalent to cover a different angle from the same family tree. Exercises of my poetry cyclus Single Makes Mass, full in progress then, were set to songs by Mick Ness and me. With the addition of some soundscapes he made, mainly in Hungary, an album took shape that was kept in the vaults, like a good wine so to speak
It is a fair time now to trade with Out Of Print and make things happen in a proper way
to those who were involved and those who will be.”  Dirk Polak, 2014

 

New release -

Mecano Un-Ltd. Presents : The Erector Set

More info about this album coming Soon , Pre-Order by mailing us to info@ooprecords.com

Letatlin - Natsuko: the 11th story -

The first release for 2014 is the brand new studio album from the experimental wave outfit 'Letatlin' , Produced and mixed by Idan Karucci (Sophya) & Letatlin , in the Out Of Print studios .

Comes in a special eco pack with beautiful artwork

 

LETATLIN - Natsuko: the 11th story  

Format : CD / Download

 

Release Date 01-01-2014

1.39th of May 03:27
2.H.Dynamo 02:14
3.Stiez Syndrome 02:54
4.The Railway Man 04:22
5.De Appel 01:49
6.Rabbit 03:31
7.Spectrum in Your Head 03:29
8.The Lake 02:42
9.Vivid 03:31
10.Lomax Tweewielers 03:43

 

Recorded in Amsterdam at:
Maison Plasma, Out Of Print Studio, Radar Studio, Popaphonic Studio (H. Dynamo)

Mixed and mastered at
Out Of Print Studio
by
Idan Karucci, Marc Mal de Vivre, Hans Plasma

Personnel:
Marc Mal de Vivre: guitars, voice, drums, samples
Hans Plasma: guitars, voice, samples, synths
Nisja: keyboards
S. Smith: bass guitar
Idan Karucci: guitar (39th of May), bass guitar (The Lake), Synths (The Lake, 39th of May)

Special thanks to Orsonero for the support and friendship

Music and lyrics by Letatlin, ©2014 / Cover image: art direction Letatlin, photos by S. Smith, special thanks to N.Takato

 

2013

 

Coming soon to our shop section - new artists joining the OOP artist rooster :

BOUDOIR is a project formed by two founding members of San Francisco's SMITTEN (available on Spotify as Smitten SF), Ala Sharon and Damon Fries. Influenced by groups from the shoegazer/ethereal/darkwave scene, BOUDOIR could be considered an electronic, darker version of SMITTEN, with samplers and synthesizers texturing the moody songs beneath Ala's soaring, echoed vocals and Damon's dreamy, swirling and heavy guitars.

**New album Separation Anxiety can be purchased in the Out Of Print store**

Boudoir - Separation Anxiety - CD

Track List:
01. Empty World
02. Come Back
03. Calling To You
04. Out of Sight
05. Dreams Fade Away
06. In My Room
07. Right Through You
08. Wake Up
09. The Flu
10. Follow What You Say
11. Dark Soul

Price :€ 10.- (Shipping not included)

 

LETATLIN is a collaboration of Marc Mal de Vivre, Hans Plasma and Orsonero (with more members active on the newer release) to produce what they call 'visionary post-punk' , unique , experimental yet still caprivating music to the music lover .

More info soon about the new LETATLIN album and previous releases .

 

Dirk Polak & Joop Van Brakel - complete works from the early 80's till 201? , The 2 main characters of Dutch post punk coming from the cult bands MECANO & NASMAK , Over the years , Dirk & Joop recorded several projects together with no real intention for it to be released . This album will gather their works throughout the years under great names such as Velori Plastici , Snipe Nose Pliers & other brilliant titles for art that only Dirk and Joop can come up with !

More info soon about this album - to be released on vinyl .

 

 

NEW ! Order Now : The CD release of Words & Sounds by Sophya is now on sale for :€ 12.-

 

(Shipping not included)

 

 

 

 

Happy 2013 everybody ! thanks for all the support in 2012 , it was a great year with the vinyl release of 'Words & Sounds' . During 2012 Sophya were working hard to complete the new studio album 'POP-ART' , to be released on spring 2013 , with the first single ready for release here on OOP.

We are happy to start this year first with the exclusive CD release of Words & Sound , by the famous israeli record company 'Nana Disc' , being released on February and will be supported by a tour of Sophya in Israel :

**13/02/2013 - Yellow Submarine - Jerusalem (1 hour set - pre release show)**

**14/02/2013 - Levontin 7- Tel Aviv , Israel (CD release concert with special guest + DJ's after the show)**

**20/2/2013 - Ozen Bar - Tel Aviv , Israel (Manic De{e}pression + Sophya and friends...more info soon)**

TBA - more dates and activities for the Support of the CD release of 'Words & Sounds' on the famous Israeli indie label NANA DISC

(11/2/2013 - Radio special at HAKATZE with Leon Feldman & Idan from Sophya , info and links soon)

 

Back in Europe we have the first date from Sophya for 2013 :

**31/03/2013 - Black Easter Festival @ P60 - Amsterdam - NL**

 

10/2012

While keeping quiet here , summer has left our area and new releases are starting to take shape , thanks for your orders of the Sophya summer pack , its now sold out , but this means we don't have news for you cd lovers as well ! coming very soon is a CD release of 'Sophya - Words & Sounds' by one of the most famous labels in Israel , an official announcement will be coming very soon .

STILL We are here at OOP Records are about vinyl , so get you copy of this great LP here

 

Summer 2012

***Special Summer Package only on ooprecords.com !***

Get a free promo CDr / CDr Single with every LP ordered for only € 16.- !

Order your copy of Sophya - Words & Sounds LP and get a FREE promo CDr of the album or the official CDr release of new Sophya single 'Desire' + a download code for the digital album . Price :€ 16.- (Shipping not included , please also mention your free cd choice when sending shipping info)

 

Sophya Words & Sounds - new reviews :

Sonic Seducer Magazine - Germany

Side Line Magazine - Belgium

247 Magazine - UK (PAGE 30 - Review section)

 

Snipe Nose Pliers ?

After doing Valori Plastici , Dirk Polak and Joop van Brakel (Mecano/Nasmak) went on to collaborate in art and music , somewhere in time another band was born : Snipe Nose Pliers . recorded on 4 tracks with only dirk and joop playing the instruments and their voice of course to create a very unique piece of a nostalgia yet to be discovered !
sound clips soon !!

 

/04/12

New review for 'Words & Sounds' in Takt Magazine , Germany

http://www.takt-magazin.de/site/start/il/1/ridtb/37679/bid/9014/pid/68/

31/03/12

NEW RELEASE - Sophya - Desire single CDR .a very special very limited edition in 4 colors and an exclusive b-side that dates to 1999 from 'the age of sophya' sessions with the original line up.

Download / CDR . CAT#OOP1299CDS(R)

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**/03/12

New review for Sophya - Words & Sounds on Hard Wired Magazin

http://www.hard-wired.org.uk/Archive/Goth/Sophya_-_Words_&_Sounds.htm

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We're very happy to announce our official distributers CLEAR SPOT

http://www.clear-spot.nl/

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Sophya - Words & Sounds at Anna Logue Records - Germany

http://annaloguerecords.blogspot.com/p/shop-mail-order.html

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You can also get the new sophya LP from now on at Wallys Groove World in Atwerpen , Belgium

http://www.wallysgrooveworld.com/content/sophya-words-sounds-out-print-records-lp-oop011lp

 

16/02/12

Thanks for all the orders coming in , we are trying to keep up and deliver all the records to more shops and clients , here are a few of the shop added recently ,go and buy the new Sophya LP at :

Record Palace - Holland

Second Life Music - Holland

Record Friend - Holland

Wool-E Shop - Belgium

Direct link to buy the album on Infrastition Records in France

Direct link to buy the album on Dark Entries Records in the U.S.A

Order your copy in Israel from The Third Ear record store : +972-(0)48360219

more soon...

 

31/01/12

Check out the new video teaser for the release of Sophya - Words & Sounds LP . the video contains shots from the making of the vinyl and the making of the metal master (mastered by Rinus Hooring of Record Industry in Haarlem , The Netherlands) .

The track on the video is the new Sophya single 'Desire'. The track is included in 'Words & Sounds' and will be released as digi-single on the 21.02.12

To order your copy of the 'Words & Sounds' visit our Shop .

 

27/01/12

Thanks for all of you who was pre ordering the new Sophya LP , you can still get the pre order package for € 16.- at our Shop .

We're also very happy to let you know you can now get our releases in various shops around the world , starting the first shipments to :

Infrastition Records in France

Dark Entries Records in U.S.A

Kernkrach Records in Germany

Third Ear Records in Israel

Trinity in France

More shops to be listed soon on the yet to come 'partners' section we're currently in contact and preparing to ship to more shops located in Belgium , Italy , U.K. , Greece , Poland , France , Germany & the states . if you are a shop owner/wholesaler and want more info , pricing or anything else , feel free to to contact us


12/01/12

We're Pound to present our first release , Cat # OOP011LP available for pre-order now :

SOPHYA - Words & Sounds 

Format : LP / Download

Release Date 01-02-2012

***Price : €16.- ***(Shipping not included)

Comes on classic black 12'' vinyl + insert with lyrics & info + free download code

Sophya - Words & Sounds album preview mix by sophya

SIDE A : 

01 More / 02 Another Day / 03 Captive Beauty / 04 Downstairs / 05 Art / 06 Third Wish part I / 07 Sixteen Rings(for a memory)

SIDE B : 

01 Desire* / 02 Blossom / 03 Fifty Four / 04 Desert Heart / 05 Winter Signs(the dream part II) / 06 The Games They Play / 07 Pale Blue Moon


* Desire -  New track from the forthcoming studio album

All tracks remastered from original mixes/DAT tapes. 

Contains alternate mixes for : Captive Beauty , Downstairs , Desert Heart , Winter Signs & Pale Blue Moon .