Next up on Deep Distance (following the sold-out-in-a-day Sula Bassana LP) is a fabulous newly expanded first time on vinyl double LP set of Colin Potter’s seminal 1980 cassette only release “The Ghost Office”. The label is gradually working through Colin’s revered back catalogue of cassette only releases, with previous titles The Scythe and Two Nights selling out instantly. His run of half of a dozen home recorded, DIY / minimal synth cassettes between 1980 and 1982 is rightly granted legendary status, influencing a slew of home produced DIY experimental electronic artists and all attaining high collectors prices online for original copies. So these LP sets filled out with all manner of unreleased cuts, demos and excluded tracks truly are a treat.
The Ghost Office , was his first full release. It was recorded on 4 track tape at the very first location of IC Studio, in the small village of Sutton-on-the-Forest, north of York.
In Colin's own words: The cassette initially appeared on the Mirage label and this release has been remastered and edited to include all but one of the tracks, the missing piece being removed in the interests of health and safety. In addition there are extra tracks that appeared on compilations or taken from the vaults.'
Nowadays Colin is a longterm member of Nurse With Wound and has worked with Current 93, Ora, Organum and many others, and has run the esteemed ICR label for over 35 years now. The interest in all of Colin's work remains incredibly high and this welcome vinyl reissue is a must for longterm fans or newcomers.
This double LP, with artwork by Jonathan Coleclough (who did the original layout, all those years ago) is an edition of 400 copies and is expected to sell out quick. [info from label]