CD edition arrive in the ever stunning physically and sonically minded fashion that LTS has become known for:
Handcrafted 7″x 5″ Case & Glass Mastered CD
Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions
DL Code for 'Turns'
'Turns' is an album wrought with vertical forms, heavily cinematic in design and scope. It’s an album built from the earth. With eyes closed, one can easily imagine heavy rusted spires rising and collapsing upon themselves, only to be rebuilt from the rubble in the same instant, ever clawing towards the sky, with the rumblings of massive tectonic plates shifting below. That said, 'Turns' is far more of a cerebral experience than its predecessors. transitioning seamlessly between hypnotic long-form pieces, minimal harp-like ballads and the primal stomping world-builders that have become Seabuckthorn’s calling card.
Presented in a jackdaw style format, this release charts the unsteady memories and shifting surroundings of protagonist Bill Plantagenet as he recovers from an alcoholic-fueled breakdown in the City Hospital. Based on Lowry’s own self admission to New York’s Bellevue in the 1930′s, our observations are presented through maps, photographs and postcards from the era, a sort of “psycho-geography”.
Paper stock used (quantities differ per jackdaw):
Cyclus Silk 300g: Soft white board. At least 50% recycled, FSC certified
Cyclus 160g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified
Martello 250g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified
Funky packaging design with this one: Includes screen printed belly bands wrapped around thick green gatefold card that has an inner card which CD rests inside… Love it!
Most of us are living in an urban world, dominated by constant noise and contagious stress. Our ears are conditioned by this aggressive environment and have often lost the ability to perceive another discreet world surrounding us. It might be hidden but also swarming, vivid and incredibly musical. We are all able to prick up our ears to some birds chattering together, the wind shaking leaves, toads singing serenades or old spirits telling us their immemorial adventures…
Since its creation in 2006, Jüppala Kääpiö has tried to substantiate what they were hearing and feeling from animals, plants or even minerals that they met in their living places in different countries and during travels in different continents.
“Animalia Corolla” is a record of feasts of spirits gathered from the whole world. Their songs, dances and conversations about the synchronicity of their dreams have been transcribed in this album.
Jüppala Kääpiö is a Swiss and a Japanese duo. They settled in Brussels in Belgium in summer 2011 after staying in Switzerland , Canada, Mongolia and Japan.
The life in multicultural/lingual situations naturally gave to their music a style which might be called cosmopolitan folklore music.
Deluxe limited version of 100 copies comes in the form of a”faux-rigami” pop up book of sorts, each hand bound with unique antique book covers, and including hand printed/typed inserts, and pop up pages made from the oversized sheets from a 100 year old hand written ledger… all encased in a hand made/stamped black slip case. Insanely labor intensive! See attached pics please!…
Collaborative effort between the Russian trio Night Shift, and the main man behind Finnish band Ous Mal, Olli Aarni. An incredibly inventive sampledelic mash up of Russian folk melody, filmic referenced dialogue, field recordings and crushed and twisted electronic nuances, this cerebrally manipulative release is not one to be missed!
Night Shift and Olli Aarni have made a record that is dramatic and playful, is woozy with histories ,and sharp with awareness of its own strengths. Track it down while you can, highly recommended. – Fluid Radio
Packaged in the standard ADS smokey blue A6 envelopes with 4″x6″ prints…
Berlin-based Canadians Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff, both of doomgaze husband/wife guitar/bass duo NADJA, finally deliver the long-awaited special string-less diptych release.
Drones were strictly created from cymbals (Baker) & accordion (Buckareff). Both 20-minute piece on its separate 3″ mini-disc are meant to stand alone and played simultaneously together to create a fuller drone ensemble. A version of that mix is available for download.
The breathing heavy/heavy breathing themes are again illustrated by the same commissioned Aural Diptych series artists Elayne Safir & Meryem Yildiz.