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Anne Clark – Our Darkness (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 27th, 2015


A. Front

“Our Darkness” is a 1984 new wave/synth-pop single by British poetess Anne Clark who was a pioneer in the use of spoken words. With music by British keyboardist David Harrow “Our Darkness” did chart in Germany where it peaked at #24 in March 1985. The song also recieved significant club play in the US however it failed to chart.

Our Darkness (Remix) 6:25
Music By, Electronics – David Harrow

The Sitting Room (Later On) (M.H. 23.11.84) 3:07
Keyboards, Voice – Virginia Astley
Music By – Laschetti*, Clark*, Appleton*, Mundy*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Ink Records ‎– INK 125
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Engineer – Ian Marlow
Keyboards – David Harrow
Lyrics By – Anne Clark
Photography By – Greg O’Shea (4)
Producer – Anne Clark, David Harrow

Track A was recorded at the Barge Studio, Maida Vale during August 1984.
Track B was recorded at the Wickham Studio during February and March 1984.
Both sides were remixed at Guerilla during the following October.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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13 Responses to “Anne Clark – Our Darkness (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Oh how your tastes do vary dear Paul!! Wow, so excellent to have Anne Clark show up on your site. I’m familiar with her because of Razormaid! and thought the poetess (I love that description) is amazing. Very different stuff, but it’s just another reason why I come to Burning The Ground. You are unpredictable and you do keep us on our toes (dancing) with pricked-up ears listening to so many unique records. I do admire you so, DjPaulT!! You delight and dazzle every time you post!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I really love this single. I actually struggled with what to follow up the Ministry posts but ultimately decided on this one. I hope everyone enjoys it 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    I think this is a great follow-up to the Ministry posts. I kept wondering what would be next. Those Ministry posts are so precious Paul to me. I’ve even been playing the Chris Cox “Sex Slave” Edit of “Work For Love” that he did for Hot Tracks, which I proudly purchased legitimately from the old remix service. He did a tremendous job incorporating all the versions together for one excellent mix. Anyway, you have my gratitude and loyalty for bringing musical surprises to my ears everyday!!



  2. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. I think i have a cd Pressure Points by Anne Clark somewhere. Never really understood her although her spoken way of singing is different .


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar.


  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thank you Paul
    to have shared with us your incredible musical gems.
    I have discovered (thanks to you)
    the Ministry this week and many other Artists in the past
    that I really didn’t know;
    thanks again.

    do you have also Captain Sensible “Wot” (I remember the fantastic bassline)
    for a future post.

    Respect to DJPaul!


  4. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks for this one; I missed her when she first started working but have become quite the fan retroactively.


  5. sinecave Says:

    Man, she is one of my beloved writer-musicians. A humble ‘Thank you’ for this post.


  6. Dirk Says:

    Hail to the one that brings this track back in focus. A jewel from the ”underground” scene from the mid-80’s. Unique song that deserves a rerun. Some mainstream clubs played the track as well. Very nice to see all the crowds mix on the floors, albeit with some display of wonder and intrigue on the faces of some popdiscolovers when looking at the depressed-but-still-enjoying-themselves crowds dressed in grey and black.


  7. Junior Says:

    Very good memories of this track.

    Thanks for posting, Paul 🙂


  8. woz Says:



  9. Plunderphucked Says:

    Great track. This has a lot to answer for.
    Without this there (perhaps) wouldn’t have been a certain track by The KLF.

    The KLF – What Time Is Love
    \ /
    The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu – It’s Grim Up North (spoken word….. see what I mean?)


  10. dan Says:

    Awesome to see this here. Thank you Paul. I’ve always liked her work. Her album “Pressure Points” is well worth checking out, as John Foxx produced it and co-wrote some of the tracks (and you can tell).

    “Hope Road” is another great single (1987). More recently she’s worked with Blank & Jones.


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