In 1998, an LP by a band identified as Valium Aggelein appeared on a precious few record store shelves. It came in a yellow sleeve adorned with a couple of small pictures on the front: a drum kit, a reel-to-reel tape machine, a shot of dark clouds stretched behind power lines. The record's German title, Hier Kommt der Schwartze Mond, translates as Here Comes the Black Moon. The vinyl was white, only 500 copies were pressed, and Hier Kommt never came out on CD. Needless to say, few people ever heard it. Who was this band? One clue, in small print on the front, just under the title, gave it away: the names "J. Albertini / C. Amber / E. Parton" belonged to members of Duster, the trio, on Seattle's now sadly defunct Up Records, known for crawling, space-obsessed psychedelia. Valium Aggelein was a one-off project recorded during a fertile period for the band, when they had more ideas and songs than Up had interest or perhaps ability to issue. Read more at Wondering Sound.
|A1||Hier Kommt Der Schwartze Mond|
|A2||Abheben In Stereo|
|A3||Feuerprobe / Feuertaufen|
|A4||Die Wolken Werden Stufenleitern Absinken|
|B1||Triumph Der Metall Menschen / Durchschauende Meere|
|B3||Geburt Zum Tod In Zeitlupe|