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Ike Yard Announce Remix Comp
Ed Ledsham , April 3rd, 2014 11:43

Collection to come out later this month

The influential electronic post-punk act Ike Yard have announced a remix album, Ronseal-titled Remixed, that compiles together tracks from previously released 12”s as well as some new remixes for a CD-only release due April 28 on Desire. The record collects versions from Vessel, Monoton, Tropic Of Cancer, Recombinant, Arnaud Rebotini, Powell, The KVB, Bandshell, Intramoros 100wassers, Epilektrician and Regis in the form of an extended take on 'Loss' (see above). Read out interview with Stuart Argabright of Ike Yard here.

The group's influential career was brief yet important as they became the first American group to release on Factory. Ike Yard's combination of dark post-punk-inspired electronic minimalism pre-dates techno while their Clockwork Orange-inspired name suits their sonic and synchronous links with Sheffield acts Clock DVA and, only slightly tangentially, Heaven 17 – whose names also came from the novel. The recently reformed group broke up in 1983 leaving only their Factory debut and an EP which were recently released as 1980-82 Collected.