KOMAKINO 7" Flexi disc Factory FAC 28 UK Version

First pressing 25,000 copies 20 June 1980 - stocks ran out by the end of July
Matrix numbers LYN 8188-IS / LYN 8187-IS
Second pressing 25,000 copies 14 November 1980
Producer: Martin Hannett

 
Thanks to Emmanuel for the photo

1 Komakino 2 Incubation
    3 As You Said

This flexi disc was given away free. Copies were piled on record shop counters for people to pick up and take away. Factory said it would never become a collectors item as they would continue producing them as long as there was a demand ... but they didn't. None the less this record is far from rare.

See also the Komakino acetate


KOMAKINO 7" Flexi disc Factory FAC 28 US Version

Released 1980
Matrix numbers: EV-412825 ASD- EV-412825 BST-
Producer: Martin Hannett

 
Note the" Evatone Soundsheets" logo which shows this is the US version
Thanks to Emmanuel for the photo

1 Komakino 2 Incubation
    3 As You Said

The US pressing wasn't issued in a picture sleeve. However a few hundred copies were given away as a free gift with "The Öther Söund" fanzine (sometimes incorrectly called "Sleep Chamber", but that's in fact the name of a band featured in this issue). Whether that was by arrangement with Factory, or if the fanzine simply raided record shops for the flexi is unclear. These copies came in a black and white, number stamped, sleeve.


KOMAKINO 7" Flexi disc UK test pressing

Matrix numbers LYN 8188-IS / LYN 8187-IS
Matrix numbers are the same as the regular UK issue,
This appears to be a test pressing or perhaps an unofficial press made by a Lyntone employee.
It would appear that only a handful were pressed.
Released 1980
Producer: Martin Hannett

 

There is also a black vinyl version of this test pressing which is much rarer than the green one

 

1 Komakino 2 Incubation
    3 As You Said

See also the Komakino acetate


KOMAKINO 7" Flexi + Fanzine package

Matrix numbers: EV-412825 ASD- EV-412825 BST-
USA pressing by Eva-Tone Soundsheets
Bundled free with the first (1981) issue of the "The Öther Söund" fanzine,
Black & white individually numbered folder cover - highest number we've seen is 450

 
Sealed package front Sealed package front Opened to show number Sticker

The Öther Söund' fanzine requested permission to house a bunch of the Evatone flexis in special sleeves and give them away with their fanzine. Factory gave its blessing to the idea so long as no money was made from the record. Buyers got a fanzine plus a flexi in a folder cover is inside a sealed plastic bag. The paper label along the top said "JOY DIVISION" and "$3.99". The package also included a "Sleep Chamber" loose promo sticker.