The Ghost Office by Colin Potter

Deep Distance continues its trawl through the back passages of Colin Potter's early '80s DIY electronic tapes with this which was his first full length release. Improbably it was recorded in the quaint village of Sutton on the Forest just north of York. The original cassette has been remastered and includes extra tracks and outtakes. Prime primitive electronics for fans of minimal synth. 

Vinyl Double LP £17.99 DD48

Newly expanded, first time on vinyl, 2LP set of Colin Potter’s seminal 1980 cassette only release. Edition of 400 copies on Deep Distance.

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The Ghost Office by Colin Potter
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9/10 Ant 02 March 2017

Deep Distance follow up their vinyl issue of ‘The Scythe’ with a first time vinyl pressing of UK underground warrior Colin Potter’s debut album ‘The Ghost Office’.

Originally issued on Martin Reed’s cassette label Mirage way back in 1980 and now expanded and resequenced for this new edition. The new artwork comes complete with old style British Post Office parody typeface -- the 80’s dole bums amongst you will be familiar with from cashing the olde giro before squandering it on cider and glue.

Like all Potter’s work from this era, it has aged remarkably well - a veritable melting pot of influences interplay - from Psychedelic/ Krautrock through to a more sci-fi/ futuristic Kraftwerkian electro sound. Electronics and vocals gets slathered in space echo and f/x with him brilliantly warbling all over it like some deranged cyborg acid casualty, whilst shooting lazer beam rainbows from his guitar and knocking out the kind of spangled kaleidoscopic melodies that would make Rick Wakeman blush. Across the album he somehow manages to sound both avant-garde virtuoso and shambolic DIY post-punk popstar. The man’s a genius.

We’re down to our last handful of copies at the time of writing - you’d be a numpty to let this one pass you by.


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