Collection Double Cassette

We are pleased to announce that Anathemata Editions will be releasing Alcian Blue – Collection on double cassette.

This collection captures the long out of print EPs Alcian Blue self-released on their Safranin Sound label in the early 2000’s.

“Alcian Blue was one of the most incredible live bands that you probably never saw but if you had would have changed your life.” – Oliver Ackerman (A Place to Bury Strangers / Death By Audio)

ALCIAN BLUE never received the attention they deserved. Starting in 1998, a few years too late for the original wave of shoegaze and ending in 2006, a few years too early for the newer wave. I first witnessed them playing shows together with my band Unlucky Atlas and was immediately smitten with their intensity; loud, psychedelic, punishing pop owing as much to the Cure as Jesus and Mary Chain – but heavier. Live they flooded the stage with projections and the room with high decibels. Of course that they weren’t alone and along with their friends Skywave, (which formed Ceremony and A Place to Bury Strangers) they ushered in a period of intense noisy shoegaze. However, it was ALCIAN BLUE that made me think this kind of music still held vitality at that crucial point in time and could be simultaneously caustic and beautiful. (Terence)

Collection Album Cover
Anathemata Editions ยท ALCIAN BLUE "Angelica Take Me Down"
Angelica Take Me Down Cover Photo
Angelica Take Me Down

2003 – Cat. SAF002/SAF003

Angelica Take Me Down
Channel (Beau Revere Mix)
Never Go Away

Translucent EP

2004 – Cat. SAF004

Angelica Take Me Down
Silvers Sleep Walk
Everyday is Fall

Silvers Sleep Walk

2004 – Cat. SAF005

Silvers Sleep Walk
Fall Behind (live)
Everyday is Fall (live)
Joy (Slowdive)

Fall Behind

2005 – Cat. SAF006

Fall Behind
A Strange Day (The Cure)
Fall Behind (Edit)
Darkest Days

Years Too Late

2007 – Cat. SAF013

A Fading Smile
Years Too Late
Fall Behind