These are the occasional random ramblings from the Outersound voyage, thanks for being a part of the journey.
I was finally able to get my hands on a copy Jon Brooks‘ Shapwick LP, which for better of worse set me back almost $38 – by the time shipping from England and the GBP conversion was factored in. However, from what I’ve heard and from various reviews, it’s quite the sonic masterpiece. Originally released digitally in early 2012, Clay Pipe issued a limited vinyl release in 2013 only to quickly sell out. They re-issued it again this month, another limited run of 380 hand-numbered copies with download code. As a fan of Mr. Brooks’ music, I felt this was a worthy investment (I hope my wife agrees).
Yet another tempting vinyl release is a limited 12-inch from London’s Eat Lights Become Lights. Entitled “Habitat ’67”, it appears to be a preview of their upcoming full-length Modular Living, due out on July 15 from The Great Pop Supplement and Rocket Girl. ELBL is moving to the front of the pack of the psychemotorik sound that seems to be popular with the kids these days, a pulsing sonic onslaught to the senses. They’ve got quite a few shows lined up, mostly in London, revolving around the album release, including one with the venerable Andrew Weatherall opening with a dj set.
I have to say I’m quite excited for the new Füxa stuff that’s on it’s way, including the first single off the Dirty D album, “Sun Is Shining”. The song represents a departure from Randall’s dreamy space jams to a more upbeat and percussive destination, and features vocals from Ann Shenton of Add N to X. Vinita (aka Rocket Girl) continues her pursuit of beautiful music and spectacular vinyl with this limited edition (500) single pressed on yellow sunshine colored vinyl with blue splashes – act fast on this one!