dsr109 : Ike Yard - Loss (Regis Version)

Ike Yard

Loss - Regis Version

dsr109: 12″ vinyl


A: Loss (Regis Version)


As a taster of forthcoming Ike Yard remixes CD collection, desire is proud to present a very limited one-sided vinyl with a new mastered version of Regis remix of ‘Loss’.

Following his remixes of Raime and Vatican Shadow, and his own ‘In A Syrian Tongue’ EP, Regis returned with a brooding, immaculately swung version of Ike Yard’s ‘Loss’. This is no 21st century techno makeover; Ike Yard’s music requires no such updating. It sounds more like Regis sneaked into the The Ranch in ’82, thrashing out a mix on the desk there and then.

Ike Yard was a product of the New York No Wave scene, but also stood very much apart from it, then as now. Propulsive, paranoid, aggressive electro minimalism, with as much attention paid to the mixing board and effects processors as to vocals, guitar and synth. At once starker and more fully-formed than virtually all other contemporaneous post-punk music. desire’s 2012 edition represents the first ever vinyl reissue of this classic, prophetic album.

Ike Yard was originally a quartet comprising Michael Diekmann, Stuart Argabright, Kenneth Compton and Fred Szymanski. The group are active again after a 28 year hiatus, sans Szymanski; their most recent album is 2011’s Nord.

This is a 12″ one-sided vinyl release, limited to 250 copies. Clear vinyl housed in heavy duty PVC bag with flap.