Berenek- Sound of Danger LP

Gonna wrap up this month with two more posts in quick succession today, so bear with me, ladies and gentlemen. I’ll be touring with Mark Burgess of the Chameleons UK over the course of a few east coast, so Systems of Romance will be dormant until mid-august. Consider these three posts a series of cold treats for the upcoming August heat wave.

Up first we have the coveted full length record by Berenek, a Norweigan based minimal synth project helmed by Espen Beranek Holm, also known locally for his weekly radio program.

I haven’t heard Berenek’s many releases throughout the 1980s, but this first record, released in 1981, is a gem for sure, and fetches some insane prices on the internet. You may have seen it over at Mutant Sounds, but I’ve supplied a higher quality/bit rip, fresh from the wax. Expect some killer minimal synth grooves and alienating electronics. You can also catch a remastered version of “Pictures and Paintings” on the Maskindans compilation, a must-hear for any fan of minimal synth and obscure new wave. Here’s the info.

Berenek- Sound of Danger LP
1. Sound Of Danger
2. Pictures And Paintings
3. Crystal Dream
4. How Could We Simply Die
5. Search
6. So Many Things
7. Doorway
8. A Prisoner In A Silent Way
9. Can’t Go To Sleep

*DOWNLOAD LINK REMOVED* – purchase the reissue via Dark Entries Records!

7 Responses to “Berenek- Sound of Danger LP”

  1. nicely done, thanx!
    have a safe tour!

  2. noiselessinfinity Says:

    I'm having trouble getting this download link to work. Am I only the only one?

  3. oldskool Says:

    Wow. Must have missed this one on Mutant Sounds. It's simply fantastic! Not the usual "rare and obscure minimal synth" stuff, that sounds nice but doesn't have much musical substance. Thank you very much!!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hey, I love your blog 🙂 You've turned me on to a ton of new stuff (well, new to me anyway). Every time I think that I must have reached the bottom of the barrel of 80's music I find that there's just more and more. So, I wanted to say THANK YOU! Do you take requests? If you do and you happen to have "Naked Man" by Crashblack Big Orange or "Pilgrim's Progress" by Clair Obscur I'd love to hear both of them again. Cheers!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Shit, I missed the Chameleons UK (VOX) when he played on Monday in Boston. I heard that the bar owner found him a back up band and he said that they were better than his real band. Was that true or is my source full of shit?

    Wish I had gone.

  6. frankie teardrop Says:

    Anon- that was us! sorry you missed us in boston… we've been playing with mark for a few weeks now, so hopefully we can come back around again. we'll be in philly on saturday and baltimore next wednesday!

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