Oblique Records was a DIY label. It was owned by expatriate Scot Thomas Leer, whose pioneering Post Punk single 'Private Plane' (ER-101; 1978) was its only release. Limited to 650 some of which also came with a free badge. This pressing sold out and was quickly repressed in much larger quantity and with a slightly different picture sleeve.  In typical DIY fashion the label was white with the details ink-stamped onto it.  There was an ER-102, 'Paralysis' by Robert Rental, but that came out on the Regular label.  Leer and Rental had come down from Scotland to London together around 1977; they collaborated on an album, 'The Bridge', and were prominent figures on the early 'Synth / Industrial' scene. Both singles were reissued by Company Records, on the Company / Oblique and Company / Regular labels. Distributed By Oblique Records. Thomas Leer (born Thomas Wishart, 1953, Port Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish musician who as well as releasing a number of albums and singles in his own right, was also one half (the other being Claudia Brücken) of the 1980s electropop band Act. His single "Private Plane", which he recorded in his home, is considered a seminal example of DIY indie techno. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

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