Kscope to re-issue Mick Karn albums on LP

By Kscope on July 2, 2015 in Mick Karn, Vinyl

802644489865-300pxKscope, over the next 12 months are due to be releasing a series of Mick Karn records, probably best known for his work with Japan, Mick played plenty of other music, the campaign will begin Dalis Car, his band with Peter Murphy from Bauhaus. A project that was born in the early 80s; but released as a 5-track EP entitled ‘InGladAloneness’ in 2012.

Following up with Karn’s, fifth solo album Each Eye A Path on 7th August.

Originally released in 2001 on Medium Productions (Karn’s joint venture with ex Japan colleagues Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri), this powerfully inventive album featured Karn on vocals and a variety of exotic instruments.  Steve Jansen (who mixed the album) adds some typically tasteful drum and percussion parts. A uniquely adventurous and evocative album of mood swings – mixing darkness and light, melancholy and hope – Each Eye A Path showcases Mick Karn at his most intimate and unfettered.

Here, he blends elements of electronica, hiphop, jazz, world music and pop. Highlights include the Harold Budd-like piano/ambience of ‘Floating Home’ and ‘Chocolate was a Boy’ or the convincing Middle Eastern drawl of ‘Pitta Pop’.  Three Part Species, illustrates more than any other, how completely in command of musical composition Mick Karn was, with the blending of so many diverse types of music that never sound confused in direction. It’s impossible with each piece to predict which genre will come next, as the listener is guided through Mick Karn’s unique world. Three Part Species will be released as a 180g gatefold LP, for the first time on double vinyl with Side 4 consisting of bonus tracks –  ‘Of & About’, ‘All You Have’ single versions and ‘The Edge Of Charm’, released as a CD single in 2006.

Kscope will release Each Eye A Path on 180g black vinyl with original cover artwork and printed inner sleeves. Digital pre-order will follow

That will be followed on 11th September with Karn’s 2006, 7th Studio album  Three Part Species