Ike Yard

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Ike Yard
Origin New York City, United States
Genres electronic, Minimalism
Years active 1979 (1979)–1983 (1983), 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Disques du Crépuscule, Factory, Acute Records
Members Kenneth Compton, Michael Diekmann, Stuart Argabright
Past members Fred Szymanski

Ike Yard is an electronic band founded in 1979 in New York. Members are Stuart Argabright, Kenny Compton (bass/vocals), Fred Szymanski (synthesizers/ programming) & Michael Diekmann (guitar). Together they recorded for labels like Disques du Crépuscule and Factory. Ike Yard dissolved at the beginning of 1983. Argabright later recorded as Dominatrix.

The band reformed as a three-piece unit with original members Stuart Argabright, Kenneth Compton and Michael Diekmann in 2007, only a year after Acute records released a well-received career anthology titled Ike Yard: 1980–82 Collected.[1] After a hiatus of roughly 28 years, Danish/Swedish imprint Phisteria released Öst, a limited edition 10-inch,[2] which was followed by their latest full-length, Nord, Phisteria licensing the album to Desire Records for worldwide distribution.[3]


  • Night After Night (1981)
  • A Fact a Second (1982)
  • 1980-82 Collected (2006)
  • Öst (2009)
  • Nord (2010)


  1. ^ "Review of Ike Yard: 1980-82 Collected". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Ike Yard Discog's Page". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Nord release page on Phisteria Records". Phisteria Records. Retrieved 2012-10-18.