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|To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide|
|Studio album by The Tear Garden|
|The Tear Garden chronology|
To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide is the third album by The Tear Garden, released four years after The Last Man to Fly .
The Tear Garden is a psychedelic/experimental/electronic band, formed by Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots and cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy in 1985 after Key served as a sound engineer on tour in Canada for Ka-Spel. An EP, The Tear Garden, was released that same year. The pair have since released a number records with the assistance of various guest musicians. Their most recent release, The Brown Acid Caveat, was released in July 2017.
The Last Man to Fly is The Tear Garden's second full release, released five years after the first. The album was the product of a single five hour long recording session. A single title "Romulus and Venus" was released and was well received by critics.
This is the first Tear Garden album without Dwayne Goettel, with his death (and the end of Skinny Puppy) a year previously. The album tends to carry a less electronic and more somber tone to it overall as cEvin Key and others changed instrumental priorities following Goettel's death and their respective moods reflecting that death. Another member of The Legendary Pink Dots, Niels Van Hoornblower, appears on this album.
Dwayne Rudolph Goettel was a Canadian electronic musician, best known for his work in the industrial music group Skinny Puppy. Starting his career playing for a variety of acts around Edmonton, he joined Skinny Puppy in 1986 following the departure of keyboardist Bill Leeb. A classically trained pianist, he helped to broaden Skinny Puppy's sound with his extensive knowledge of equipment and sampling. He assisted bandmate cEvin Key on a number of side projects such as The Tear Garden and Doubting Thomas, and helped form the experimental electronic group Download. He also created the independent record label Subconscious Communications with friend and colleague Phil Western as a means to release his solo work.
Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre. Initially envisioned as an experimental side project by cEvin Key while he was in the new wave band Images in Vogue, Skinny Puppy evolved into a full-time project with the addition of vocalist Nivek Ogre. Over the course of a dozen studio albums and many live tours, Key and Ogre have been the only constant members. Other members have included Dwayne Goettel (1986–1995), Dave "Rave" Ogilvie, Mark Walk (2003–present), and a number of guests, including Bill Leeb, Al Jourgensen (1989), and many others.
cEvin Key is a Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, and composer. He is best known as a member of the industrial music group Skinny Puppy, which he co-founded in 1982 with singer Nivek Ogre. Initially a side project while he was with the new wave band Images in Vogue, Skinny Puppy quickly became his primary musical outlet following a record deal with Nettwerk Records in 1984.
According to Edward Ka-Spel, the album was intended to be called To Be an Angel Blind, the Cripple Soul Divide, but all copies are erroneously titled as "Crippled".
Edward Ka-Spel is an English singer/songwriter and musician residing in Nijmegen, Netherlands. He is best known for his work with the band The Legendary Pink Dots, which he co-founded. He is also known for his work on The Tear Garden with Skinny Puppy's cEvin Key. In 2017, he collaborated with Amanda Palmer on the album I Can Spin a Rainbow.
Produced by cEvin Key and Anthony Valcic.
Engineered by Anthony Valcic at Subconscious.
Mixed by Ken Marshall and Anthony Valcic, assisted by Frankie Verschuuren and Chris Peterson.
The Legendary Pink Dots (LPD) are an Anglo-Dutch experimental rock band formed in London in August 1980. In 1984 the band moved to Amsterdam, playing with rotating musicians and having, as core members, singer/songwriter/keyboardist Edward Ka-Spel and keyboardist Phil Knight. As of 2012, the group is composed of Edward Ka-Spel, Phil Knight, Erik Drost (guitars) and Raymond Steeg.
Father Don't Cry is a single/EP released in 1991 by Doubting Thomas. It has been re-released in 1997 on Metropolis Records with additional material. Both versions are out-of-print.
Microscopic is a 1996 EP by industrial music group Download. It was one of the first releases with a lenticular cover. Their previous LP, Furnace, also used this new type of packaging.
Effector is an electronica album by Canadian electronic music group Download.
Subconscious Communications is an independent record label based in Toluca Lake, California. Originating in Vancouver B.C., Canada, it was founded in 1993 by Dwayne Goettel of Skinny Puppy and Phil Western of Download. The label has been described as a "record label, musician collective, remix team, 32-track digital studio, [and an] analogue synth museum."
Tired Eyes Slowly Burning is the debut album of the Canadian band The Tear Garden, released in 1987 through Nettwerk. It is the band's first studio album, preceded by their self-titled EP released a year prior. That EP is appended to the end of Tired Eyes Slowly Burning as tracks 7 to 10.
Crystal Mass is the fourth album by The Tear Garden, released four years after To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide. It has the same line-up as the previous release.
This is a detailed list of releases by the European band The Legendary Pink Dots. As of 2012, they have released 32 studio albums, 52 live albums and compilations, and 14 singles. Their first release was the cassette Only Dreaming in 1981, initially limited to 10 copies only, each with their own, hand-made cover. After a few more cassette-only releases, Brighter Now saw the light of day in the following year, as their first 'proper' album.
Right from the start, their output has been quite prolific, with no less than four tapes released in the first year of their existence alone. This would not change until the late nineties, with a new album with original material every 1–2 years only, but accompanied by re-releases of early, hard-to-find material, and live albums.
The Maria Dimension is a 1991 album by The Legendary Pink Dots.
Shadow Weaver is a 1992 album by The Legendary Pink Dots.
Tormentor is a single by the band Skinny Puppy. It is the first single from their album Too Dark Park, released in 1990.
From Here You'll Watch the World Go By is a 1995 album by The Legendary Pink Dots.
The Whispering Wall is a 2004 album by The Legendary Pink Dots.
Ryan Moore is a Canadian musician known primarily for his dub project Twilight Circus, his long association with the influential experimental electronic rock band, The Legendary Pink Dots and the Tear Garden.
The Brown Acid Caveat is The Tear Garden's seventh full release. It was released on July 7, 2017 after starting a successful PledgeMusic campaign in August 2016. The campaign, which achieved 117% of its financial goal, allowed for the inclusion of a number of guest musicians including Dre Robinson and former Legendary Pink Dots members Ryan Moore, Martijn De Kleer, and Patrick Q. Wright. The album title refers to the brown acid caveat that was issues to the spectators of the first Woodstock Festival in 1969.