A Lily – Ten Drones On Cassette
This is a limited edition of 200 handmade and hand-numbered collectible copies. The physical disc includes the edited versions of all tracks. It is packaged in a lovely hand-stamped 127mm x 127mm 260 gsm pale brown cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and an insert with the tracklist and the credits printed on a 160 gsm moss green cardboard. It also comes bundled with a download code coupon which includes as bonus the full versions of the tracks, each one between 37 to 50 minutes, and a Sound In Silence card.
Ten Drones On Cassette, A Lily’s third full-length album and first since 2011, consists of ten new compositions with a total duration of something more than 50 minutes. As the album title suggests, the concept of the album is based on the idea of recording a collection of ten cinematic ambient and minimalist drone tracks, each one on a different cassette. Each track is named after and inspired by a specific person and takes up about a complete side of a cassette. The project was firstly self-released by A Lily in spring 2017 in just ten cassettes, each limited to one copy and including a different track. Ten Drones On Cassette was recorded using various instruments, including guitar, voice, organ, clarinet, brass and many others, and treated with a multitude of effects and acoustic processing, resulting in a sublime collection of dreamy soundscapes and hypnotic textures.