Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dalis Car- The Waking Hour (1984) MP3 & FLAC -In Memory of Mick Karn-

"Plant your tree of hidden dreams beneath your fears that burst the seams."

Dalis Car was a one-off collaboration between Mick Karn and Peter Murphy, sort of a rebound project after the disintegration of their respective bands, Japan and Bauhaus. Musically, the album owes more to Japan, though the arrangements are fairly minimal, something Japan was not necessarily known for. While Karn's unparalleled fretless bass sound dominates throughout (and this is a good thing), it is Murphy who steps into uncharted territory on this recording. His often dissonant, abstract vocals are a far cry from his ziggy-as-vampire onstage persona with Bauhaus. Little did we know at the time, however, that The Waking Hour would represent a first (uncommercial) baby step toward the goth-pop crooner Murphy would become at the dawn of the nineties. Having been a big fan of both Bauhaus and Japan in the early eighties, I remember being disappointed by this album (although I loved the cover). A quarter of a century later, Dalis Car sounds a little friendlier to my ears.

The Waking Hour
1. Dali's Car  (5:12)
2. His Box  (4:42)
3. Cornwall Stone  (5:19)
4. Artemis  (4:37)
5. Create and Melt  (5:36)
6. Moonlife  (4:56)
7. The Judgment Is the Mirror  (4:40)


  1. voixautre, do you have this Brian Eno and the Winkies?

    In Flac too

  2. A family member used to have that painting framed and hanging on the wall. Think they sold it on the fleabay. Love Murphy, Haskins and J, and their creative music.

  3. Jarlsberg, not the original I take it. Yes, I'm fond of them too, and it's been a while since I posted something related to them. hmmm

  4. I don't think it was a Dali painting. It was very old in a beautiful frame. The web said it was from 1930s. It was sold during the economic wipeout of '08. Would like to have got it myself but was hurting economically at the time myself and sold some awesome CD's that I regret parting with now. I had the P.I.L. box set, Mudhoney box, Subpop 200, many Melvins discs, Siouxsie and the Cure. I have replaced some of em in digital lossless thanks to La Luna!

  5. Jarlsberg, if you have any requests for some of the albums you lost, let me know. Also, if you get a chance, please hit the "follow" button if you haven't already done so, thanks!

  6. salut sofia stefff

  7. Hello,
    Could you please re-upload this gem on meta-luna (and make me a happy person)?!
    Anyway, thank you very much for making rare music available on these blogs of yours.
    Cheers from France.

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