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ERAS • 2009
Original Press Release:
All Tomorrow’s Parties recording artists Apse have produced an unofficial follow up to their critically-acclaimed debut album Spirit (Acuarela 2006 / All Tomorrow’s Parties 2008).
A work recorded and produced entirely at home between the months of January and August 2007, Equation Records proudly presents Eras - an exclusively vinyl-only release limited to 425 copies.
While maintaining common threads with its predecessor, Eras is a highly sophisticated, wildly versatile and strikingly mysterious affair — delving much deeper into the genre-splicing and marching-to-the-beat-of-its-own drum that the band has always been revered for. Each listen encourages a deeper investigation as the album embodies a comprehensive selection of multi-faceted material culled from a larger body of work — blended into a record that can truthfully merit the commonly misplaced maxim: ‘a genre all its own’.
As the band prepares its official follow-up to Spirit, to be released on ATP/R this summer, Eras functions as the fabric between the two. Finished in August of 2007 and set on the shelf for 18 months, Eras is an artifact in itself.
The album is due out on February 14th via Equation Records, limited in quantity and exclusively distributed as the vinyl object itself. The record is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl, and comes in beautiful packaging including a heavy-gauge card gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeve with lyrics and artwork, and a charming hand-numbered card insert.3 years ago
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