Here's a list of DARK
STAR tracks that were released on various cassette compilations.
It contains only exclusive and otherwise unreleased tracks.
Most of these releases were deleted a long time ago...
For a more or less complete listing of DARK
STAR tracks appearing
on cassette and CD compilations have a look here on discogs.
Blues" by DARK STAR / RAMIREZ released 1990 on:
"The Perfect Day" (IT 033) C60 by Irre Tapes, Germany.
Ramirez is a Canadian musician who was living in Germany and Spain for many
years. He collaborated for some very psychedelic studio sessions with DARK STAR...
The legendary Irre Tapes, one of the longest running and most active
tape labels earthwide at the time, is now unfortunately defunct.
But other tape labels continue to distribute some of their releases,
including usually the "Best of Irre Tapes" series. So keep your eyes
open if you're interested in this one, it might still be around somewhere!
Works" by DARK STAR released 1991 on:
"Le Bruit Pour La Raison Qui S'y Trouve" C60 on Ensemble Vide,
which was a radio show on "La Vie Au Grand Hertz!" at first, and then
a cassette (and vinyl) label, run by Laurent Boyer in Bordeaux, France.
Area II" by DARK STAR released 1992 on:
"Creer Le Monde Ou Le Detruire" C60 on Ensemble Vide
Ethiopia" by DARK STAR / RAMIREZ on:
"It's T. Time Vol. 3" C60 on Black Death, Holland.
This seems like the perfect place to pay respect to some
of the tape labels that supported DARK STAR in the early days:
Most of all
my deep gratitude goes to
Artware Production from Wiesbaden in Germany.
It was run by Uwe Hamm-Fürhölter and the late Donna Klemm.
They were the very first people to encourage DARK STAR and help with
distributing its first cassette release. I'll forever be grateful to them for that.
Heartfelt thanks for their support also go out to:
Tecdance / Oliver Köhn (Germany)
Irre Tapes / Matthias Lang (Germany)
Ebu's Music / Carsten Olbrich (Germany)
Ensemble Vide / Laurent Boyer (France)
Old Europa Cafe / Rodolfo Protti (Italy)
Music & Elsewhere / Mick Magic (UK)
Harald 'Sack' Ziegler (Germany)
Impulse / Mark Crumby (UK)
Lord Litter (Germany)
1001 TiLt / (Greece)
All of them true DIY pioneers!