Ian Elms


“This record is intended for anyone who by accident or design spends most of their time alone (whether in the body or in the mind).” That’s how British composer Ian Elms chooses to describe his lone album Good Night, originally released on the tiny label Squid Marks Time in 1982. They also released a tape from one of Martin Newell’s (Cleaners From Venus) side projects.

The 15-track LP is now a minor classic of the 80s DIY canon, especially if you’re into the more ambient and esoteric releases. Like those of Robert Rental, who Dark Entries have previously reissued. Last summer the US label turned to Ian Elms and gave the minimalism of Good Night a new chance.

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