The Legendary Pink Dots is an Anglo-Dutch experimental rock band formed in London in August 1980. Although far outside the mainstream (in terms of their music and career path), LPD have released more than 40 albums, have a devoted worldwide following, and tour frequently. The core members of the group, Edward Ka-Spel (vocals, keyboards, songwriter) and Phil Knight (a.k.a. The Silverman) (keyboards, electronics), are joined by Erik Drost (guitars) and Raymond Steeg (live sound engineer).
The band’s debut for Metropolis Records, entitled The Gethsemane Option, is a seven song, hour long exploration in textural ambience and rock experimentalism. Featuring Ka-Spel’s distinctive vocals and lyrical imagery blended with hypnotic guitar and synth washes and spellbinding bass pulses, The Gethsamane Option is a musical laudanum induced fever dream. An enthralling, captivating release. Founder Edward Ka-Spel is a frequent collaborator with cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) under the moniker THE TEAR GARDEN.