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Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

new links for:
fall of saigon
ceramic hello
baroque bordello
family fodder
aerial fx
bunnydrums on the surface 12”
schleimer k
shoc corridor- train of events
shoc corridor- experiments in incest
testcard f

slowly but surely, i’m trying to reupload the backlogs, starting from some of your more recent requests and working backwards. please be patient. everything will be reuploaded eventually, and new posts will resume sporadically.


Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

babel 17
algebra suicide

more to come.


Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

1000 Ohm
Blue in Heaven x2
Experimental Products
Venus in Furs x2
Vicious Pink
The Happy Family

More to come. Expect few new posts until the old links are reuploaded.

on reuploading

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

It’s been brought to my attention that after the great zshare crash of last week, most of the files uploaded on these back pages are caught in an infinite relooping, and won’t download. I’ve fixed the 1000 ohm upload as of last night, but have quite a few to work on over the next few days/weeks/etc. That said, if any aren’t working, please leave a comment in THIS post and let me know, so I can keep track and tackle them one by one. No guarantees if you leave them in the old posts, as I’ll most likely forget.

I’ll try to keep this one at the top of the page until this issue is sorted out, but keep all comments and reupload requests to this post, pretty please.

Otherwise, I’m still going to stick with zshare, as it’s the only hosting site that hasn’t given me trouble. Until now, that is. Eventually, I’d like to upgrade all the old divshare material to zshare, as my bandwidth there expires too fast and I’m generally out of free storage space. Stay tuned.


Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

Zshare seems to be under some very heavy maintenance at the moment. I reckon all will be fine when the dust settles. If I must, I would reupload material, but I figure the kinks will work themselves out sooner than later. Hang tight, ducklings.

WEEP update

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

Just a brief update to inform you kids that I’ve taken down the download link for the Weep Never Ever demo from March, as a full length (featuring three more tracks on top of the previous five) has just been released. For more info on the release, hit up the Weep Myspace page and be sure to pick a copy up ASAP once it’s officially for sale! It’s as incredible as before, with three extra slices of goodness. Do it up.

Otherwise, expect regular activity to resume over the next few days. I have a few things to upload in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, ladies and gentlemen.

open debate

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

Regular activity on this blog will resume shortly, but first, I’d like to spark a bit of a debate. Recently, I’ve gotten a few emails and comments from musicians involved with the projects I’ve been posting, some of which are amazed to see such interest in their art, while others who are somewhat peeved (though only one has threatened legal action, back in this blog’s salad days) to see their records offered up for free. As a musician myself, I definitely understand this concern.

Here at Systems of Romance, I make a point to push and encourage the lot of you to buy the records I zip up, and oftentimes include links to pick up the records if they’ve been re-released. I seldom post material that is still in print and easy to get ahold of, if I can at all help it (naturally, many of the coldwave discs I posted a few months ago would cost us $50 or more, with the depreciation of the dollar to keep in mind). Otherwise, most of what I post hasn’t even made the jump to compact disc, or if it has, it’s long since off the shelves and impossible to track down without paying heinous prices on ebay.

In the end, if any artist is upset about seeing their work offered up here, I entreat you to drop me an email and say so, but also if your record is still in print to please tell us where we can get a copy. The way I understand it, an ebay auction does no justice to the original artist, so if it means paying $100 to get a particular record, there’s no money involved that goes back to the creators, it’s pure profit for the lucky sod who managed to get a copy before it became scarce. At least more folks can enjoy it here. However, if anyone feels strongly against seeing their work posted here, a simple email saying so will suffice, and I’ll happily take it down and point people in the proper direction to purchase a copy instead.

These days, it’s hard to draw the line between blatant theivery and free promotion, when CD sales are dwindling and most classic obscure material remains so. However, a whole new resurgence of interest takes form in blogs like these and soulseek/limewire/etc. Personally, I find it to be great exposure for otherwise low-key artists during their tenure. As I mentioned above, I would prefer if folks paid for the Funeral Crashers album, but if the price tag stops folks dead in their tracks, I’d rather give our record away for free than let it remain unheard. It just doesn’t make sense to me to have a record collect dust, in print or even virtually, when it’s meant to be enjoyed…

Anyway, I’d hope some of you, musicians and fans of this blog alike, would chime in and express your opinions on these matters, for I’d like to hear what you all think. Regular activity will probably resume next week, but I’d like to hear something from you kids out there in the crowd.

*ps: if you’re reading this on livejournal or on your feed program, please visit the home page and leave your comments there, as your words will most likely go unseen.

podcast 3

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

post no. 2 for today, bear with me, ladies in gentlemen, but i have a new podcast to offer, in cahoots with liquid gothic radio. it’ll air there over the course of the next few weeks, but it can also be downloaded in a link below, for anyone interested! here’s the tracklist:

1. in a dream- chrome
2. otto’s song- cockatoo
3. for whom the bells toll- fad gadget
4. cytogenetic movement- linear movement
5. ami-amant- opera de nuit
6. visions- fall of saigon
7. misery- epee du bois
8. love is the slug- fuzzbox
9. madman- snowy red
10. beautiful losers- clock dva
11. pure joy in my heart- asylum party
12. blue flower- xeno & oaklander
13. garlands- cocteau twins
14. scripts- the hunt
15. never come back- kas product
16. the hole- weep
17. still- the mary onettes

download it here

and for those who missed the past few:
podcast 1
podcast 2

podcast 02

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

Systems of Romance- Podcast 02

1. Wild in Blue- Suicide
2. Confusing Outsides- Martial Canterel
3. Magazine- Bunnydrums
4. Fallout Fever- the Floor
5. A Day’s Wait- Altered Images
6. A Shoulder to the Wheel- Bel Canto
7. Rain in the Summertime- The Alarm
8. The Path of Least Resistance- The Human League
9. Ungawa pt. 2- Pulsallama
10. Seagull’s Eye- The Snake Corps
11. Be Brave- The Comsat Angels
12. Looking From a Hilltop (restructure)- Section 25
13. Violent Heartstrings- The Opposite Sex
14. Scream Like an Angel- Brilliant
15. Arena II- Colourbox

*download it here*

podcast 01 link

join: the podcast set

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2008 by Frankie Teardrop

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at podcasting, even with no more than basic knowledge of the Audacity program, so I’ve spent this otherwise sickly day creating my very first, and I’ve decided to upload it here for any interested parties. Feedback welcome! More to come in the future!

Systems of Romance: Podcast 1

1. Lives of Angels- ‘Pavilion’
2. Adult.- ‘Hand to Phone (Cordless Mix)’
3. Cabaret Voltaire- ‘Why Kill Time When You Can Kill Yourself’
4. Jeff & Jane Hudson- ‘Pound Pound’
5. De Press- ‘The Fatal Day’
6. Silent Signals- ‘Banshee Girl’
7. Ciccone Youth- ‘Into the Groove(y)’
8. Colin Newman- ‘Order For Order’
9. Dandi Wind- ‘Monster Dinosaur’
10. The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa- ‘Fluidum’
11. Charles de Goal- ‘Synchro’
12. The Chameleons- ‘Dali’s Picture’
13. Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft- ‘Kebab Traume’
14. Pluramon- ‘Hello Shadow’
15. For Against- ‘Shine’
16. The Knife- ‘Girls Night Out’
17. Crass- ‘Our Wedding’

*download it here*