Lionmilk - Intergalactic Warp Terminal 22 - 2x LP Vinyl

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Intergalactic Warp Terminal 22
12" Vinyl


Lionmilk, the primary solo project of Los Angeles musician/composer/producer Moki Kawaguchi, operates in an explicitly therapeutic mode. 2021’s I Hope You Are Well was originally self-released during the onset of the pandemic as a limited run of home-dubbed cassettes, which were hand-delivered to loved ones’ mailboxes in a sort of guerrilla care campaign—a modest attempt to mitigate the sudden, profound alienation that prevailed during those early lockdown months. When Lionmilk and Leaving Records later collaborated on an official release for this once humble project, its impact grew exponentially, with fans (old and new alike) granted access to the warmth and beauty of Lionmilk’s inner circle. Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 presents the listener with yet another opportunity for deep cosmic healing.

Kawaguchi regularly foregrounds the absolute necessity of music-making as a form of self-care. First and foremost, he produces sounds and songs that provide him with some modicum of solace — “music to feel less whack to.” One of Lionmilk’s primary concerns—evident across track titles, as well as the sung and spoken words that dot his releases—is community, or more specifically, what it means to exist and act in his community. Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 ventures deeper into the paradoxes explored to great effect on I Hope You Are Well. How might we transmit our solitudes via music and to what extent? What does a shared solitude sound and feel like? And, in the context of this transaction, what novel relationships arise between the recording artist and the listener?

Composed of loops, sketches, improvizations, and voice memos recorded directly to a single cassette tape, Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 flutters, warbles, and lilts along seamlessly — an hour-long, lo-fi and jazzy paean to compassion, while clearly indebted to the ambient idiom, nevertheless constitutes some of the most politically engaged and energizing music yet from Lionmilk.
A1IGWT 222
A3Daily I Dream
A4Lesson In Thanks
A5The Gift Of Sunshine
A6Ocean In Your Eyes
A7Delicate Heart
B1Dancing Cumulus
B2Can't Give Up Now
B3Lover's Theme
B4Summer Rain
B5Talk To Me
B7No Question
C1Hopeful For Change
C2The Joy In Us
C3Treat Yourself Like A Friend
C4Little By Little / We Grow
C5Anxious Thing
C6Momma's Smile
D1It's All In Your Head
D2I Won't Give Up
D3Hold My Hand
D4You Are With Me, Always
D5Comfort Is Never Constant
D6I'll Love You, Forever