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Pram - Helium

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Release Date:04/01/2016;Notes:Limited 180gm heavyweight colored vinyl LP pressing housed in original reproduction artwork plus an insert featuring Pa...Click To Read More About This Product

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Release Date:04/01/2016;Notes:Limited 180gm heavyweight colored vinyl LP pressing housed in original reproduction artwork plus an insert featuring Part 2 of an extensive interview with the band by Dave Segal. Forming with a more primitive aesthetic with typical keyboards, guitar, drums, and bass guitar, the band eventually began exploring playing multiple instruments including unique and unusual toy instruments and other gear such as theremin, glockenspiel, glass hammer, etc. Their first LP on Too Pure (The Stars Are So Big...) leaned towards a slightly heavier, murkier aesthetic compared to Helium. The tracks on this record seem to expand a bit with the likely increased use of the sampler as well as the backbone of unusual toy instruments and unconventional percussion. Pram was strongly influenced by krautrock such as Can and Faust as well as jazz elements and the Raincoats which can be vaguely seen in the brilliantly and elegantly 'cluttered' sound palette at times. 'Gravity' starts the record with a brisk rhythm that seems to degenerate into a monotonous drone-like finale which really sets the tone for the rest of the album. The mood quickly rises again for 'Dancing On A Star' through a quick beat and twisting/ bending theremin sounds and other spacey unidentifiable noises. The second side starts with the amazing jazzy and catchy 'Blue' which leads into one of the most peculiar and mesmerizing tracks we have ever heard - 'Little Angel, Little Monkey'. The closing track 'Shadows' is a chilling and mellow track that tucks the listener in for the night. For fans of the legendary 'Too Pure Sound' and the bands that forged that scene (Stereolab, Laika, Long Fin Killie, etc), this is crucial material. Long out of print from its original release.;Track List:1. Gravity;2. Dancing on a Star;3. Nightwatch;4. Things Left on the Pavement;5. Windy;6. My Father the Clown;7. Blue;8. Little Angel Little Monkey;9. Meshes in the Afternoon;10. Shadows;Special Attributes:COLORED VINYL, 180 GRAM VINYL


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