CONSTANCE TOMB - 1988 (yellow/red marbled - Band Edition) LP

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Band Edition, limited to 150 copies, single jacket w/ 3mm spine, 24x17cm 8 page booklet, black polylined innersleeve, housed in a PVC sleeve, 33RPM, comes on yellow/red marbled 12" vinyl.


"I wrote and recorded somewhere around thirty songs in 1988 (my 19th year). A large percentage of them were heavily influenced by the gothic movement of the early 80s. Bands like Bauhaus, Christian Death, Tones On Tail, Mighty Sphincter, Death Cult & Samhain were obvious inspirations during this time in my life.

In 1988 I was making music with a band called Twelve Thirty Dreamtime and in that year alone I worked with three different rhythm sections. All of the songs I wrote that year were captured on tape but the recordings were done on the most primitive equipment in the bedrooms and basements of people that would let us make noise in their space.

At that point I was doing 2 track tape to tape overdubbing and after a few passes the tape hiss would be almost unbearable. When I listen back to the old recordings sometimes I think those limitations are cool and add to the eerie quality of the music but over the last 32 years I've also wanted to hear what the songs would have sounded like done in a proper recording studio.

I did my best to NOT overplay or add too many additional ideas beyond the original versions. When I would start to add extra layers to some of the tracks I almost always scrapped the idea soon after. This collection is what I consider to be the ten best songs of that era recorded the way I heard it in my head all those years ago."

All songs written by Tony Reed in 1988. Recorded at HeavyHead Recording Co. March / April 2020. All sonic manipulations, instruments and vocals by Reed. Mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Company.