Sunday, 13 July 2014

Terra Serpentes (1997)

Label: World Serpent

Disk 1
1. Arkkon – T 2901E 06:04
2. Martyn Bates – Bahnhofstrasse 02:28
3. Chris & Cosey – One Minute More (Serpent Mix) 05:09
4. Coil – Heartworms 07:14
5. Current 93 – Frolicking 07:50
6. Bryin Dall – May You Never Be Alone Like Me 03:07
7. Death In June Presents Kapo! – Only Europa Knows 06:01
8. Roger Doyle – Dark Scenery Court Games 07:12
9. Elijah's Mantle – Wise Words Of Eve 09:57
10. In Gowan Ring – Still Water Bonne 07:05
11. Lemon Kittens – What The Cat Brought In 02:19
12. Loretta's Doll – Love Is Regret 04:26
13. The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud – Untitled 04:35
Disk 2
1. Nature And Organisation – By A Foreign River (The Longing For Mercy And Happiness) 04:33
2. Neither/Neither World – All's God's Dogs 05:01
3. Nurse With Wound – Window Of Possible Organic Development 08:47
4. Orchis – Come Unto Me 05:01
5. The Boyd Rice Experience – Music From The Movie Pearls Before Swine 04:12
6. Sand – On The Corner (Alternative Version) 05:20
7. Death In June Presents Scorpion Wind – Some Colossus 04:51
8. Shock Headed Peters – Oblivion Extract 10:40
9. Sol Invictus – Did You See 04:48
10. Somewhere In Europe – Oblique Realities 05:36
11. Strength Through Joy – Ways To Strength And Beauty 07:02
12. Tiny Tim – The Garden Of Your Heart, Turn Back The Universe, 

You Can't Get Loving Where There Ain't Any Love, A Thousand Love Songs 05:35
13. Zone – The Scavenging Soul 04:50

World Serpent Distribution was a British record label and music distribution house formed in the late 80s 
and was co-owned by David Gibson, Alan Trench and Alison Webster.
 Douglas Pearce of Death In June coined the company name in 1991, 
World Serpent being another name for Jormungandr.
 World Serpent was well known for distributing music by many post-industrial, apocalyptic folk, neofolk, 
avant-garde and otherwise esoteric or experimental artists, such as Death In June (through NER), 
Current 93 (through Durtro), Sol Invictus (through Tursa), Coil (through Threshold House),
Nurse With Wound (through United Dairies), Zone (through Potentia), Elijah's Mantle (through De Nova Da Capo), 
Orchis (through Cryptanthus), Ozymandias (through Ramses Records) and many others.
Many of these artists also ended up collaborating with or being influenced by one another, 
causing the World Serpent name to become synonymous with many of the artists and labels 
distributed through the company during the early 1990s.
World Serpent also functioned as a label, although they released very few records on their own. 
The vast majority of the releases they distributed were on other labels & imprints.
In August 2004 World Serpent went bankrupt and was no longer operating.


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