Monday, April 30, 2012

Phobia - A Piece of Fear K7 (1991, Self-Released)

While there wasn't much lyrically or artistically deep about Phobia, they did create a few charming diy German goth/wave tunes influenced by The Cure and Bauhaus that sort of reminds me of a combination between Also, Momento Mori UK, and the lighter side of No Critics. I know of one other tape called "Holidays Were Never Better!" that was shorter in length and consisted of many of the same tracks found here. I'm guessing the bands' "biggest" moments were their contributions to the CD compilations "Behind Mysterious Gates" ('92 with a re-recorded version of "Jack is Back" shortened to just "Jack") and their cover of "Shadowplay" off 1995's "Ceremonial" Joy Division tribute that was released in the US. Couple decent tunes if you have a soft spot for this sort of sound, and a very hard to find release.

Preview samples here:

Phobia - A Piece of Fear K7 (1991, Self-Released)

01. Wake Up
02. Only One Reason
03. Jack Is Back
04. World In Ruins
05. Into The Fire
06. Lost My Mind
07. Morning Mist
08. Susanne Never Knows
09. Age of Sin
10. Angel
11. Rattengift
12. *
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  1. thank you for the release. Hopefully you can do the following k7 material that im looking for:

    Dark Entries* – Schizophrenia Simplex
    Awake At The Wall – The Awake
    House Of Usher K7s
    34 Vampires
    Emotional Outburst- Verloren
    Endless - Devilhand

  2. Good Stuff!! All the track..

  3. Thanks a million Sorrow! Cassette by cassette you are letting me relive my youth....well,the music side anyways-lol

  4. Thanks for sharing this outstanding album.
    Awesome Obscure Guitars !
    Gracias !

  5. Lu: of that list of tapes, which one is probably your most wanted. I don't recall that Endless tape being very good.

  6. Lu-not sure if you have heard 34 Vampires, but they aren't too good...

    Sorrow- You gonna put Ex-Voto up? Do you have any of their demos? They are up there with Kathedral as being impossible to get ahold of.

  7. most wanted would be Emotional Outburst- Verloren

  8. Son Of William – Beasts Of Desolation ... link ???

  9. I have 2 tapes by Son of William and I believe I have that release. Got it some years back, not even sure if I ever listened to it. I don't listen to a ton of goth rock music from the 90s that often anymore.

  10. if you ever get a chance, could you do K7's of "House of Usher"

  11. Hi... mediafire link is down... could u repost please? Tanx in advance!!!

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  13. I posted this on my blog (CORRIDORS OF WAVE) as well, with a working link.
    Hope you don't mind :]

    Love your finds btw!

  14. Could You please reaplode link. Thank You

  15. Hello, if you know "behind mysterious gates", you might recall the opening track by Permanent Confusion. They're back again, and there's a vinyl with their best moments from that era on Brouillard Défenitif, "1991-1993 (kicks from the past)". If interested, message me.

  16. The link is dead. I ask for reupload. Please.