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Leyland Kirby - When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die - 2x LP Vinyl

$33.99
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c0011664
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Batch:
7/14/2017
Album:
When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die
Artist:
Leyland Kirby
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

2017 repress. Originally released in 2009. It's a prescient hauntological elegy somewhere between Vangelis' Bladerunner OST (1982), Lynch and Badalamenti's Twin Peaks score, Erik Satie's solo Piano works, William Basinski's gradual tape decompositions, and James Ferraro's washed out visions. Back in 2009, James Leyland Kirby explained: "Here we stand, twenty years on from the first CD, and our optimism has been gradually eroded away collectively. 'Tomorrows World' never came. We are lost and isolated, many of us living our lives through social networks as we try to make sense of it all, becoming voyeurs not active participants. Documenting everything. No Mystery. Everything laid bare for all to see." A decade later, it could hardly have been more prescient. It's with this pessimistic sense of being that Kirby constructed these incredible pieces, creating a sequence of music designed to overwhelm and absorb, affecting our sense of time and place by tracing and retracing musical steps into a blur, re-using the same motifs with incremental differences, trapped in our own feedback loops of lost emotion. On this long double album, James Leyland Kirby once again acts as a spiritual bridge, holding fast against the perceived current of time and culture in order to afford a slow, lingering gaze on its ambiguous, ever-shifting ripples and eddies. Like staring at a body of gently moving water, the effect is strangely soothing and meditative, encouraging immersed reflection and dilated focus...
AWhen We Parted, My Heart Wanted To Die (Friedrichshain Memory)15:05
B1The Sound Of Music Vanishing11:15
B2The Beauty Of The Impending Tragedy Of My Existence7:36
C1And As I Sat Beside You I Felt The Great Sadness That Day12:52
C2Tonight Is The Last Night Of The World9:36
DTo The Place Between The Twilight And The Dawn20:15

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