Imagining October (EP)

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Imagining October
EP by Genesis P-Orridge
and Dave Ball
Cover design by Abby Helasdottir
Released 19 October 2022
Recorded DJM Recording
Produced Genesis P-Orridge
David Ball
Label Cold Spring
Genre ambient, drone, soundtrack
Format 12"
Imagining October is a soundtrack mini-album by Genesis P-Orridge and Dave Ball for 1984 short film Imagining October by English filmmaker Derek Jarman. It was released by Cold Spring Records in October 2022.

Recording[edit | edit source]

Imagining October was recorded at DJM Recording Studios, Theobalds Road, London in 1984. Derek Jarman came over to studio, reading notes of the film and talking to Dave Ball and Genesis P-Orridge, while they were improvising with the soundtrack live.[1]

Release[edit | edit source]

The soundtrack was never released officially before, existing purely on studio made tapes.[2] New release was first announced on 30 March 2022 at HOME event dedicated to Derek Jarman,[3][4] and later by Cold Spring records officially on 4 February, opening pre-orders for both vinyl and digital downloads on their Bandcamp. The initial release date was 6 May 2022,[5] but due to vinyl production delays it was moved to later dates twice,[6][7] and finally came out in 19 October.[8] Bandcamp digital downloads were given back at May date.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All music composed by Genesis P-Orridge and David Ball.

No.TitleLength
1. Imagining October I”   3:11
2. “Imagining October II”   6:01
3. “Imagining October III”   6:13
4. “Imagining October IV”   6:13

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Written-By (music), production, recording – Genesis P-Orridge, David Ball
  • Mastering – Martin Bowes

Artwork[edit | edit source]

The full title of the record is The Original Soundtrack To The Derek Jarman Film Imagining October. Sleeve artworks feature various stills from the film, design is credited to Abby Helasdottir. The liner notes, which mostly cover history of the film, were written by James Mackay, Jarman's producer, collaborator and archivist, in November 2021.

On etched B-side of the disk is monochrome (grey on black vinyl) image of blooming poppies, with a line or quote of unknown origin, seemingly looping.

Reception[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

  • Decoder – soundtrack album of 1984 West German film with tracks by Dave Ball and Genesis P-Orridge

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