Belaboris- …Olipa Kerran 12”

I’ve had this one kicking around for a while, but never paid too much attention to it aside from “Monsterbaari.” Total oversight on my part here, for this entire 12” is solid. What we have here is eight tracks of ALL-female minimal synth, hailing from Finland. This mini-LP, released in 1984, collects the band’s singles to date, including the Kuolleet Peilit 12” (1982) and the Odotus 7” (1983).

Astute readers might notice that the band’s name derives from two of horror’s biggest names, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Vocalist Minna Soisalo was also well known for her roll in Klaani, a large film in the band’s homeland. Belaboris would release one final 7” before splitting, a cover of 60’s Scandinavian hit ‘Rakkauden Jälkeen,’ which can you nab from the excellent bx-59cppw blog. This should complete their discography!

Belaboris- …Olipa Kerran 12”
1. Kuolleet Peilit
2. Yö Vanhassa Talossa
3. Odotus
4. Kolme Askelta
5. Monsteribaari
6. Mitä Lapsille Tapahtui
7. Babypop*
8. Venus

*Serge Gainsbourg/France Gall cover!

DOWNLOAD LINK REMOVED— The always excellent Dark Entries label has just reissued the majority of Belaboris’ material on LP, while there’s a CD available of the complete sessions via Poko Records.  Please support the bands and labels as you can!

17 Responses to “Belaboris- …Olipa Kerran 12””

  1. cino_pacino Says:

    great blog frankie t. i am very impressed with your collection. by any chance you can send me a link or email me an mp3 of twilight's just me alone 7" and 12" with b sides!!??

  2. cino_pacino Says:

    hi frankie disregard my request i found a copy on discogs.com but thanx anyway.

  3. I'm digging it.

    Track 6 – Mitä Lapsille Tapahtui – cuts off suddenly around 2:52. Is it supposed to be like that?

  4. frankie teardrop Says:

    Ryan- if you listen closely, the track comes to an abrupt, but natural end. A little decay at the end just before the track cuts!

  5. frankie teardrop Says:

    Cino- if you haven't spotted it already, I uploaded the entire Reset Records catalog, including Twilight's two releases, here:

    http://systemsofromance.blogspot.com/2009/09/various-artists-reset-records-1983-1985.html

  6. Ten Thousand Eyes Says:

    hello frankie. I am following your work in this blog for a long time, and you have offered so much.
    I started my own blog about greek post punk and new wave in the 80's and independent rock music in the 90's. Please take a look and leave a comment if you like. The music posts are in both Greek adn English and there are downloadble files too.
    thanks in advance.
    Keep up the good work

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Venus – Shocking Blue cover!

  8. Trem papers Says:

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Is it just me, or does "Yö Vanhassa Talossa" seem to be an awful lot like Talking Drums, "Courage"? No?

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