va - Insomnia Vol. 1

This compilation is so good! It's so very good! Like the best compilations out there, it sets a beautiful mood and is wonderful from start to finish, which is really something since it's also two CDs long. Released by We Never Sleep in 1986/1987 as a double cassette, then reissued as a double CD in 1993, it includes drones and industrial lullabies by The Haters, Greater Than One, Monochrome Bleu, Human Head Transplant, Bourbonese Qualk, Maybe Mental, Dine Forbate (a single-use alias of Kim Cascone/PGR), blackhumour, Savage Republic (whose guitarist, Bruce Licher, created the distinctive letterpress sleeve), Systems Collapse (aka Jon Hudson of Faith No More... yes, you read that correctly), Banned Production (aka AMK), Amnesia Quartet (which includes David Oliphant/Maybe Mental), Helios Creed, Architects Office, Soul Merchants, and eponymous label honchos We Never Sleep.

disc 1
disc 2


Anonymous,  28 February 2018 at 12:59  


W. 4 March 2018 at 12:45  

Volumes 1 AND 2 - great compilations - many thanks.

apf 6 March 2018 at 07:03  

Excellent! Thank you!

TipsyDave 7 March 2018 at 05:28  

I'm pretty sure that Dine Forbate was not Kim Cascone.