The label is also teaming up with Sacred Bones to put out an Outer Himmilayan compilation.
First up is another reissue from Lena Platonos, a Greek electronic music pioneer who started making music in the '80s. Lepidoptera, originally released in 1986, is the third in her trilogy of classic solo albums, and it follows previous reissues of the other two, including remix packages, from Dark Entries. This LP was reportedly inspired by a book about butterflies that Platonos found in the trash, and it "touches on themes of metamorphosis, rebirth, love, and alienation," according to the label.
The next album is a collection of early recordings from the British label Outer Himmilayan (later spelled Outer Himalayan). It gathers the first few releases from groups Soft Drinks, The Magits and S-Haters—records that would go on to influence the UK's post-punk, synthwave and deathrock scenes.
Dark Entries also has two releases coming up sooner, on April 9th. They're reissuing the only full-length from German group Instant Music, from 1980. The trio made Neue Deutsche Welle-inspired music that the press release says fused "Dada, disco and Krautrock" using guitar, bass, keyboards and drum machines.
There's also an album of new material from Bay Area artists Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist (though Rostami now lives in New York) called Distant Companion. It's inspired by the multiple star system Polaris—which guided the American slaves to freedom—and focuses on themes of civil rights, recorded partially at a protest performance.
For more on the prolific Bay Area label, check out our label of the month profile from late last year.
Listen to clips of Lepidoptera. (Snippets of the other records are available on the Dark Entries SoundCloud page.)
Lena Platonos - Lepidoptera
01. Araschnia Levana (Αρασχία Λεβάνα)
02. Tικ Tακ Ή Aurorina Selene (Ωρορίνα Σελένε)
04. Cyaniris (Κυάρινις)
05. Eros Pantoriana Pandora (Έρως Παντοριάνα Πανδώρα)
06. Brenthis (Μπρένθις)
07. Τα Γενέθλια Ή Aporia Maturna (Απόρια Ματούρνα)
08. Εσπέρια Ίρις Γκρέκα (Hesperia Iris Greca)
09.Ένας Κύκλος Ή Erynnis Eroides (Ερύνις Ερόιντες)
Instant Music - Instant Music
01. My Boy
02. Do Not
04. Everybody's Gotta Mutate
06. Optimate Minimum
Outer Himmilayan Presents
01. Soft Drinks - Pop Stars In Pyjamas
02. Soft Drinks - Cinzano Wet Dreams
03. Soft Drinks - Dangers Of Drink
04. Soft Drinks - Misconception
05. The Magits - Fragmented
06. The Magits - Disconnected
07. The Magits - Disjointed
08. The Magits - Detached
09. The Magits - A Pawn In The Game
10. S-Haters - Death Of A Vampire
11. S-Haters - Research
12. S-Haters - The Deepest Of Reds
13. S-Haters - Drift
14. S-Haters - Industry & Nature
15. S-Haters - 1980
Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist - Distant Companion
01. Polaris Aa
02. Polaris Ab
03. Polaris B
04. Distant Companion
Dark Entries will release Instant Music and Distant Companion on April 9th, 2018 and Lepidoptera and Outer Himmilayan Presents on May 21st, 2018.