by Lycia

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Thomas Callahan After buying on vinyl, had to have it for my car, too. I'm not an old school fan, as I discovered them when I bought a Projekt sampler in maybe 12 years ago. So now I buy an album every once in a while and revel in it. Lycia is a luxurious wealth of sound and their soundscapes are beautiful while still challenging comvention.
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Noctilucant I've been a fan of Lycia for at least 15 years, BUT for whatever reason there's a few albums I skipped past and never got around to checking out/buying. This is one of them. I look forward to these recordings and discovering the treasures within.
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DaniHell Great sound of last year vinyl release!, really get the flavor of the old tape :) Master Opera Prima of Lycia! How do not like this beautiful piece?? thanks again for your music Mike! Favorite track: Wake.
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Nothing 03:45
everything, anything, everything, nothing everything is all right...it's all right I don't ever think, I don't ever want to think I don't want to know anything I don't ever know, I don't ever want to know I just see things pass away
Wake 03:45
The Bells 04:00
everything seemed so fine everything fell so far everything came so slow everything burned so fast don't ever think of me don't ever call my name don't ever, need some time don't ever drift from me
This Decline 04:01
up from the fields they come to me from far away up from the sea they take from me just everything up, out of time they smile for me then drift away up from the foam with twisted fates they torture me smile for me again smile for me just one more time
From Foam 02:58
Down There 03:35
everybody goes down there, everybody goes down everyone sees everyone, again and again down there, down...down there, down down again...down there, down, down down again, everything seems so...


released March 31, 1989

newly remastered from the original 1989 Orphanage Records release

the Projekt Records 1993 reissue differs, with pitch and tempo alterations, additional songs, as well as reverb added in the restoration process

all songs written, performed and recorded by Lycia

John Fair: bass, drum programs
Mike VanPortfleet: guitars, vocals

recorded March 1989 on 4 track cassette

mixed by Mike VanPortfleet

mix assistance by Will Welch

remastered April 2017 by Martin Bowes

cover painting by Susan Jennings

the Orphanage Records cassette and the Projekt Records CD/cassette are no longer in print

limited edition vinyl released by Circle Social Records is sold out

limited edition cassette released by Lycium Music July 2017

© 1989 & 1993 LyciumMusic BMI


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Lycia is a darkwave atmospheric band that was formed in 1988. The current lineup is Mike VanPortfleet, David Galas, Tara Vanflower and John Fair. Will Welch was an early member of the band. Lycia has released 11 full length studio albums (including one under the Bleak name), 1 live album, 2 compilation albums, 3 EPs, 1 split 7” single and appeared on over 50 VA compilations. ... more

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