Peter Baumann (as Hacoon Mail), Hans Brandeis (as Cyril Claud)
Welcome To Joyland, the only album by Leda, is in fact a rather obscure production by Peter Baumann, though his name does not appear on the album at all. Welcome To Joyland is somewhat the missing link between the solo albums Trans Harmonic Nights (recorded in the same year) and Repeat Repeat (released in 1981), the former a highly melodic, yet instrumental album, the later some kind of electro-pop with vocals. Welcome To Joyland, with only some 34 minutes of running time, features very accessible compositions, very melodic and with nice female vocals. The instrumentation is very similar to that of Trans Harmonic Nights.
Two of the nine compositions were co-written by a certain Cyril Claud, in fact a pseudonym by German musician Hans Brandeis, the other are solo compositions by Peter Baumann, hiding behind the name Hacoon Mail. The name of the female singer is unknown.
In 2011, the LP was re-released as a limited "33 years anniversary edition" with 300 copies on black and 200 on clear vinyl. At time of writing, this album has not been released on CD, but there is an official mp3 download available (at Amazon, for instance).
LP: 2393 201; red label
LP: 0060.122; black labels
LP: 369.004; black vinyl; numbered insert; limited edition of 300 copies