In This Morbid Ecstasy A Release Is Needed / DW026

by This Eternal Waiting

Intro 00:47
Darkness - 1 04:04
Time 03:38
Open wide 03:26
Release 04:27
S.C. Formix 02:54
Darkness - 2 04:09


VINYL VERSION (out late May, 2020): clear grey vinyl (90 copies) or standard black (120 copies), inc. insert + download code. Additional TEW badge when PRE-ORDERED through our website here:

IN THIS MORBID ECSTASY A RELEASE IS NEEDED is the never commercially released 1987 album by THIS ETERNAL WAITING. A mixed bag of minimal synth, experimental, industrial and electronic body music. It was recorded at a couple of squatted buildings in London using limited, low fidelity equipment. The project reached the vinyl test pressing status, 50 white label copies were pressed and used for promotion amongst djs and distributors. Some cassettes were put in circulation also. Full artwork was prepared for the album but it remained unused and unseen as the commercial release on the band’s own ‘I Live In Hell Records’ label was cancelled.

For more than 30 years the album has slept a giant’s sleep, highly sought after by collectors looking for a copy of the white label 12” but being absolutely impossible to find. Luckily, the ¼” master tapes and original photoliths for the artwork were salvaged so we were able to work with them and offer you the fully finished album for the first time ever. We have conveniently adapted and enhanced the original artwork and remastered all the songs, achieving a great improvement in the sound quality. We also decided to include an additional track in our release, a 1988 live session that Frank O’Neill did with Ronan Harris (yes the guy behind VNV Nation). ‘Don’t Stop’ is an incredibly powerful EBM killer, a long track that we edited shorter to fit in the vinyl album, but you’ll be able to enjoy its full length in the accompanying download here at Bandcamp. Nothing more than a demo recording, but well worth being included here.

We are extremely excited to FINALLY bring you this highly sought after record on a limited, hand numbered edition split in two vinyl colours; 80 copies on translucent / clear grey and 120 on standard black, housed in a heavyweight matt finish sleeve with black inner sleeve, including a double sided insert with pics and credits and a download code. Moreover, all PRE-ORDERED copies (no matter if grey or black), include an exclusive TEW BADGE.


released May 18, 2020

This Eternal Waiting 1987

Martha Sommerville & Frank O’Neill – instruments and vocals
Martin McCarthy – visuals

With the help of
Craig Runyon – vocals on ‘Intro’, percussion on ‘Flames of Fire’
Simon Crab – vocals on ‘S.C. Formix’, shenai on ‘Flames of Fire’

Recorded at 39 Geldart Rd., Peckham, London, except ‘Intro’ and ‘Release’ recorded at N.I.R. Studio, Malt St., Southwark, London in 1987. Mixed by Simon Crab and Frank O’Neill.
‘Don’t Stop’ performed and recorded in one take onto cassette by Frank O’Neill and Ronan Harris in a basement at 126 Brocklehurst St., New Cross Gate, London in 1988. All these locations were squatted buildings.

Transferred and remastered by Nicolás Zúñiga who also edited ‘Don’t Stop’ for the vinyl release.
Photography and original cover artwork by Martin McCarthy, adapted by David Lanna.
Front cover face – Dennis O'Toole.


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