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- TRS028 / Super mega limited deluxe CD on Time Released Sound in delightfully excessive packaging, 100 copies for the world!
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Time Released Sound, you’ve really done it now. This is the most preposterously packaged CD I’ve seen in quite some time. For your thirty-odd quid you get handworked, stamped, assembled and sewn, 6" square booklet of antique Japanese paper ephemera, old fold out tissue maps of Japanese locales, Meiji-era apothecary ledger pages, and a double sided insert printed on bamboo veneer. Each sewn booklet is banded with a length of a vintage 8MM film depicting the great Japanese earthquake of 1923. Each will come in a lovely "clouded" translucent vellum envelope, spattered with fluorescent cherry blossoms. You couldn’t make it up could you?
Retailing at £32.99 and limited to 100 copies this has obviously cost around £2000 to produce, which begs the question, why not just do it on lovely vinyl? Do people really need all these bits of paper however lovely and well put together they are? I shouldn’t gripe - masses of work has obviously gone into it. Similarly lovely and well put together is the music (yep, somewhere within it all is a CD). It’s full of the most wonderful drones and gorgeously picked acoustic guitar textures all melted together in a stunning drifty masterpiece of sound. It flutters, it stutters, it sounds like all manner of Japanese soundsmiths and has something of the gentle floral beauty of its countryside within the grooves, along with the weird eerie hum of its factories. Utterly lovely.
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