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Dalis Car

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(1984 – 1984)

Dalis Car was a short lived collaboration between ex-Japan bassist/composer Mick Karn and Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy. The project resulted in one album in 1984, The Waking Hour on Beggars Banquet, featuring Paul Vincent Lawford on percussion, with the track “The Judgement Is The Mirror” released as a single. The album was a commercial failure having been unsuccessful and using almost 150% of the studio budget. The collaboration’s misfortunes were due most likely to Karn and Murphy not getting along during the process of recording, to the point that neither wanted to work together ever again. Karn stated in a late-1990s interview “It was a particularly difficult project, we were two very different people.”

Amazingly, in 2010 an internet mailinglist connected to Mick Karn announced him and Peter Murphy working on a follow-up. Unfortunately, Mick Karn had passed away due to a long battle with cancer.

The fruits of the final sessions together were released in April 2012 as the five track EP In Glad Aloneness (Catalogue No MKCD4 available from Burning Shed www.burningshed.com ).

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  • spacemangraig

    kinda boring really

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    perfect collab!

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Wonrei

    mick karn's glorious bass

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ZillowZollo

    I'm speechless, too. I've been a Peter Murphy fan for a very long time but never knew about this project. I'm listening to it on Spotify right now and it's utterly majestic. The 1984 and 2012 albums are so seamless that I honestly didn't know they were two different ones released nearly 30 years apart. I had to look closer to even notice. Unbelievable talent and an instant favorite!

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DevilRedBull

    yes! great album.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • CoKlaComa

    I’m honestly speechless.. InGladAloneness in some ways picks up right where the first one leaves off, Peter’s voice is eerily youthful as though recorded back then and stored away till now .. but what Jansen brings to the table is very distinct, and in many ways creates a brand new sound. It is both obviously Dalis Car, and yet much more so reminiscent of Japan than The Waking Hour ever was. As sad as it is for me, tends to leave me somewhat hopeful and upbeat.

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • trayce

    Just got my copy of the new EP and I'm loving it - more prog than the last album, perhaps more reflective of Mick's solo work. RIP Mick, this is a lovely thing to leave us with. Also, my copy was signed by Steve Jansen which made me ultrahappy =)

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • thehollowman

    The new Dalis Car EP 'Ingladaloneness' is available now and it is fantastic! https://www.burningshed.com/store/mickkarn/collection/120/

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lodyforyou

    Great album. I feel I would be a huge fan.

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Chocolate-Mint

    Great sounding album, great bassist.

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • cactusnoturno

    Nothing to do with Bauhaus.

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • anno_o

    something completely different

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ZootCatchy

    http://www.burningshed.com/store/mickkarn/product/120/3213/ get 'Artemis (Version)' mp3 from the upcoming album for £1, all profits will be donated to Mick's son and wife!

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Orangerel

    Very orginal. New music.

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ZootCatchy

    Mick's final work has yet to be released and is a collaboration with Peter Murphy as 'Dalis Car 2'. The duo were reunited in a studio in Oxford at the end of September last year to begin work and four tracks were completed over the ensuing months - a slow process due to Mick's declining health. Steve has just finishing mixing the four tracks which will be released as an EP. More news to follow soon on this including release date. http://www.mickkarn.net/

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • A-W-A-X

    Great deal.

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MrsBigTuna

    i have their album on vinyl. Got it for $1.

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • riffman94

    Aw bummer. You'll be missed, Mick. One of the best bassists of his time, hands down..

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Siouxsie6

    Rest in peace, Mick...

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • shinoque

    RIP Mick Karn

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
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