Dark Entries announces compilation by “avant garage” duo Algebra Suicide



“Poetry, keys and minimal electronic percussion.”

Dark Entries is releasing an Algebra Suicide compilation, called Still Life, on the 12th of July.

Algebra Suicide was a poetry-music pairing consisting of poet and visual artist Lydia Tomkiw, alongside musician Don Hedeker. The Chicago duo formed in 1982 and self-released their first EP that year.

Still Life is a 16-track compilation that collects 9 songs from their 1986 debut album Big Skin, 3 songs from 1988’s The Secret Like Crazy, and 4 songs from various other releases.

Lydia and Don called their approach “avant garage”, citing Patti Smith, Frank O’Hara, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed as inspiration

Head here for more info, check out the tracklist and artwork below.


1. After Charles
2. Seasonal Zombies
3. After Rilke
4. No War Bride
5. Tractor Pull
6. Horizon
7. Amusing One’s Self
8. Seven Song
9. Alphabet Song
10. Gist
11. Sinister
12. Heat Wave
13. Mantic Sway
14. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
15. Connoisseurs of Lightning
16. Brewing