Four Days has luckily been just about canonized as a regular LPD album at this point and it deserves it. Though less song focused, it's a unique adventure in sound all on its own and not quite like any other Dots release. I'd say it comes closest to EK's late '80s solo work (AaΔzhyd or Khataclimici) or maybe as a precursor to the Dots of the 2010s.
Favorite track: The Day She Left /The Day she Returned.
1990. Summer. Both EK and The Silverman were hopelessly addicted to vinyl but didn't have the money to feed their habit. A little bird whispered to Phil that another collector in the North of Holland had the 3 (Lard free) albums he desired the most AND the aforesaid had just discovered the Pink Dots. It was true , but Henk - the owner of those 3 elusive discs already had already amassed a huge collection of Dots' titles.
Consequently we agreed to make a cassette release just for Henk (who is still a dear friend). Yup an edition of just 1, with Edward's partner at the time, Elke, making the cover.It took four days.
However Henk insisted the world should hear it, so another 99 cassettes were made. later it was 3,000 cds on The Dots' own TEKA label, and then a Polish re-release.Home-made in every way , but with loving care.
released June 16, 2012
Edward Ka-Spel:keys,vox;The Silverman:keys;Elke Peucker:cover art
Jean Jacques Birge is an artist with a history so rich with good music, it's possible to forget that there's life outside this submarine. Hours of deep listening await the curious listener. Legendary Pink Dots