BEAM ENDS

The Beam Ends story – so far…

 
I’m going home

port out starboard home

to watch the sun set

on the ocean

pacific blue

 

A few words on Beam Ends records. The name was taken from the book written by Errol Flynn about his adventurous sea travels from Australia to New Guinea  in the mid 1930s. The label Beam Ends focuses on the release of equally adventurous music in limited quantities. In the early days this was mainly music, which was readily available in fan circles or for free download on the internet, but not yet available on vinyl. Very low quantities were pressed up for our own delight and to fill these annoying gaps in our private collection. Remaining copies were used to finance the pressing or traded off for equally adventurous music. No harm was ever intended. However, Beam Ends’ focus is slowly but surely turning to releases featuring music that is not yet available otherwise.

For ordering Beam Ends releases, please send an e-mail to info@beequeen.nl

THE CATALOGUE SO FAR:

 

Back To Life The Deep Freeze Mice – BAT CIGARETTE

One-sided vinyl single in an edition of 3 copies.

Contains the song that named The Deep Freeze Mice in 1979.

BE fourteen / NOT FOR SALE

 

At Home At Last – FREIBAND

Cassette in an edition of 30 copies.

Professionally duplicated cassette in full color sleeve.

BE thirteen / 4 EUROS EXCLUDING POSTAGE (3 EUROS WHOLESALE EXCLUDING POSTAGE)

 

Voice – REIKO KUDO

LP in an edition of 5 copies and 1 test copy.

One-sided hand cut transparent lathe disc. Various covers, some with image, some with block lettering. 

Contains live recordings by Noise (Ike Reiko) from 1982.

BE twelve / SOLD OUT

 

Critical magic – TAPAJAWA

Cassette in an edition of 54 copies.

Professionally duplicated cassette with on body print in full color sleeve.

Contains new recordings by Legendary Pink Dots guitarist Barry Gray.

BE eleven / 4 EUROS EXCLUDING POSTAGE (3 EUROS WHOLESALE EXCLUDING POSTAGE)

 

1985 – THE GEROGERIGEGEGE

LP in an edition of 10 numbered copies and 1 test copy.

Hand cut transparent lathe disc in a heavy carton gatefold cover, black inner sleeve and b/w insert. All covers have an individual image of a Japanese girl on the inside.

Contains the original debut cassette from 1985.

BE ten / SOLD OUT

 

Wander – WANDER

LP in an edition of 10 numbered copies.

Transparent vinyl disc pressed from the inside out, packed in a handmade box with T-shirt and signed insert. No labels.

BE nine / SOLD OUT

 

Live at the Chicago Underground 1970 – ALICE COOPER

LP in an edition of 10 numbered copies and 1 test copy.

Hand cut transparent lathe disc in single color sleeve, featuring a full color insert.

This album contains a live show recorded in June 1970.

BE eight / SOLD OUT

 

De nacht – RAYMOND DIJKSTRA

LP in an edition of 10 numbered copies.

Black vinyl disc in a heavy carton gatefold cover. Each cover and album feature a unique handmade collage.

BE seven / SOLD OUT

 

Two thousand stones on the land and in the river within an imaginary circle one mile wide centred at Greenwich on the Meridian line – RICHARD LONG

LP in an edition of 10 numbered copies and 1 test copy.

One-sided hand cut transparent lathe disc in single sleeve, black inner sleeve, two large double-sided postcard inserts (some colored, some black and white) and one full color insert.

This album features readings from 1984 by land-art artist Richard Long as well as both sides of his Audio Arts single.

BE six / SOLD OUT

 

When we were very young – MASTER CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

7 inch single in an edition of 20 numbered copies.

Hand cut transparent lathe disc in a box with 3 inserts and an original page from a 1927 print of the book.

This single contains recordings made in 1929 by author’s AA Milne’s son Christopher who was the inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh books.

BE five / SOLD OUT

 

The makers of the dead travel fast play the index of impossible probabilities – THE MAKERS OF THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST

LP in an edition of 10 numbered copies.

Hand cut transparent lathe disc in a heavy carton gatefold cover with insert.

This album contains excerpts of two live shows dating May 1981 and 1982.

BE four / SOLD OUT

 

Das Triadisches Ballet – OSKAR SCHLEMMER

LP and DVD in an edition of 10 numbered copies and 1 test copy.

Hand cut transparent lathe disc in a heavy carton gatefold cover with insert.

This album contains the music as composed by Paul Hindemith for Schlemmer’s 1922 ballet as well as a DVD featuring the ballet itself.

BE three / SOLD OUT

 

Music for a future generation – ADAM AND THE ANTS

Double LP in an edition of 10 numbered copies.

Two hand cut transparent lathe discs in heavy carton gatefold cover with 2 inserts and large printed poster.

This album contains a complete, unedited, live show by Adam and the Ants in 1979.

BE two / SOLD OUT

 

Dokument 1979 – S.P.K.

10 inch album in an edition of 21 numbered copies and 2 test copies.

Hand cut transparent lathe disc in hand-stenciled cover.

This album contains the complete, unedited, first live show by S.P.K. in April 1979.

BE one / SOLD OUT

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