max guld was a post-punk musician from glostrup, denmark one of the western suburbs of copenhagen. in 1983 he formed a band called den forspildte elite with a friend from high school taking inspiration from experimental art punks the residents. from the beginning of 1984 to the beginning of 1985, he recorded a solo album in his 30 square meter apartment. the result was a 40 minute cassette titled ‘for enden af corridoren’ released in 1985 on hub records that was limited to 100 copies.
six of the eleven songs on the album are instrumentals ranging from ‘for enden af corridoren’ was written, produced, recorded and performed by max without the involvement of any others. influenced by the avant-garde electronic sounds of brian eno and kraftwerk, max created eerie synthesizer driven songs with intricate guitar work and mechanical vocals. more than half of the album are instrumentals. all songs were recorded using a borrowed moog prodigy, roland organ/strings, korg kpr-77 rhythm machine, gibson les paul de luxe and a rickenbacker bass. a spring reverb from a tv was also used and an old reel to reel for effects like echo. no sequencer, equalizer or noise reduction was used.
all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. the jacket is a replica of the original cassette artwork resized for a 12” lp and laid out by eloise leigh. each album includes an double-sided insert with photos, lyrics and liner notes by max guld.
source: dark entries records