Tracks from the late and little-known US producer will be collected on Born Out Of Cheapness And Frustration, Parts 1 and 2.
Longtime Dutch imprint Bunker Records is preparing to issue twelve tracks from a late Chicago-area producer, named Ellis De Havilland, that date back more than two decades.
As the title suggests, there's an interesting—yet tragic—story behind the two-part release Born Out Of Cheapness and Frustration. According to the Dutch mail-order company Godspill, De Havilland was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, a city in the Chicago metropolitan area that's long been roiled by high rates of violent crime and poverty. (In the early and mid-20th century, Gary was a prosperous focal point of the country's then-massive steel industry.) Living with rough family conditions and having flunked out of high school, De Havilland formed a "regular Friday afternoon habit," starting in 1989, of producing "acid house" on gear at his church, but died in 1991, at age 23, due to a heroin overdose. He never played live, and his music was never released on any label. Apparently, his tapes were found only relatively recently, having been bought at a police auction in Gary. No word yet on a release date, but these two records, on Bunker's new 4000 series, look to be limited to runs of 200 copies each.
Born Out Of Cheapness And Frustration, Part 1
01. Dirty Mind
02. Cheap And Direct
03. Back To Business
05. Cheap Jam
06. Fun Stuff
Born Out Of Cheapness And Frustration, Part 2
01. Tangy Aftertaste (Muscle Master Version)
02. Needs More Boiling
03. Rough Cut Marmalade
04. Scrape Of The Mould
05. Sterilise The Jars
06. Tangy Aftertaste (Gut Master Version)
Born Out Of Cheapness And Frustration, Parts 1 and 2, are upcoming on Bunker Records.