Before releasing the excellent Free Flight 12” on W.T. Records and teaming with Katie Rose for Further Reductions, as well as a string of releases on L.I.E.S. with his Vapauteen project, Shawn O’Sullivan played in Brooklyn coldwave trio Led Er Est. Dust On Common is the band’s debut full-length, released in 2009 by defunct Brooklyn label Weird Records and out of print for several years now. The record’s stripped down synth, guitar & drum machine arrangements and echoed vocals recall Seventeen Seconds-era Cure (“Port Isabel”), Throbbing Gristle (“CC Exit”) and early electro (“I Wait”), but contemporaries Xeno & Oaklander, Martial Canterel, Regis and Veronica Vasicka’s Minimal Wave catalog are the easiest comparisons to draw. Euro coldwave specialists Mannequin Records have given Dust On Common a bang-up reissue on orange colored vinyl for RSD 2017, strictly limited to 500 copies. Recommended.
- 500 copies pressed
- orange vinyl pressing
- music label: Mannequin Records
reviewed by peanut dust 05/2017