Jon Krocker
Monolog
Dark Entries
/
2018
LP
19.49
DE 228
Incl. 8-page newsprint zine
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Vmax
2Anxious Nightwalk
3Infrared
4Voiced
5Eyeless in Gizeh
6Fast Return
7Pop Song
8Isogloss Without Prejudice
9Cesare
10N2
11Final Decay
12Edging Into the Red

Dark Entries present the first ever vinyl issue of Jon Krocker’s debut album ‘Monolog’ originally released on cassette in 1983. Jon is from Winnipeg, Canada and got his start as half of the synth noise duo Dialog. In 1981-82, while studying for a BA in Film Studies, he would go to the studio and practice. No writing or patch memories, composing on the fly. His set up consisted of a Minimoog, Oberheim Two Voice, Roland RS-202, Roland Space Echo, EML 400, Roland DR 55, Roland System 100 mixer. After playing some of the songs to Impulse Records store owner Roman Panchyshsyn, he agreed release the album on cassette on Contagious Records. Primarily influenced by the German school typified by artists such as Conrad Schnitzler and Kraftwerk, Jon's music exhibits the cold machine ethic of the neumusik. The 12 instrumental tracks are stark and minimal, at times anxious but overall space orientated and flexible.

All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each copy includes an 8-page newsprint zine featuring ephemera, press clippings, photos and liner notes by Jon.