Friday, October 2, 2015

The Tear Garden - Tired Eyes Slowly Burning (1987)

The Legendary Pink Dots - Chemical Playschool 1 & 2 (1981)
The Legendary Pink Dots - The Maria Dimension (1991)

It's Halloween month, kids!!! Over the next few weeks, expect posts about albums that rate at at least an 8.5/10 on the Spook-O-Meter.™

To kick things off, how 'bout an experimental, psych/electro-industrial project (supergroup?) centered on the duo of Edward Ka-Spel and cEvin Key. Tired Eyes Slowly Burning features contributions from several members of Skinny Puppy and LPD, including the instantly recognizable vocals of OhGr on the heartbreaking, mindmelting centerpiece, "You and Me and Rainbows". Don't get me wrong: this is not for everyone. It's for a very specific type of nerd -- the type of nerd that reads OPIUM HUM, perhaps?

Track listing:
1. Deja Vu
2. Room with a View
3. Coma
4. Valium
5. You and Me and Rainbows

She had to keep things clean


  1. Brilliant record, but dude - 128? I have it at 192, only because I ripped the CD 15 years ago. The song Ophelia is worth the price of admission and a tip to the door man.

    1. Yeah, I DLed it like 10 years ago. Sounds good to me, I'm not too picky

  2. I'm definitely that specific kind of nerd...Have been since long before discovering Opium Hum...So I often feel pretty at home here.