[dropcap]Dark Entries Records[/dropcap] reissued some very interesting Wave and Post.Punk Records from the 80s recently – among them excellent artists like Portion Control or Van Kaye + Ignit. Next in line is the 80s UK-based Minimal Synth band Shoc Corridor, whose LP Experiments in Incest will be re-released. The founders of this project, Chris Davis and Israel-born Nogi Prass, who eventually had to leave the band because there were problems with her Visa, started making music in 1979, influenced by German electronic bands Kraftwerk, Neu! and recent developments in UK Post Punk like Public Image Ltd., and formed a band, adding by Paul O’Carroll, Paul Humphries and Andy Garnham to the line-up. The departure of Nogi and Chris, who left with her, from the UK in late 1982 made it virtually impossible to continue with Shoc Corridor, but despite that, they released two LPs in 1983 and 1984 (Experiments in Incest and Train of Events). The band eventually disbanded after the suicide of bass player Paul Humphries following the release of Train of Events.
Their debut LP Experiments in Incest will be available on Dark Entries Records on September 19 in a re-mastered version, an excellent opportunity to re-discover the band’s ice cold, dreamy soundscapes. You can pre-order it here.