From its inception, this music was intended for a vinyl release.
Recorded and mixed entirely on tape, with a feeling of reverence for the sight and sound of a needle dropping, this limited edition pressing has been created not only for audiophiles, but for anyone who feels the importance of physically connecting with a recording. Hear the music the way it was meant to be heard!
(Digital album download included with vinyl purchase)
Includes immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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Immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Boston Globe Album Review by Matt Parish
RYAN LEE CROSBY
One of the town's more mercurial musicians finally drops the full-length follow-up to 2009’s excellent “Out to Dry,” and this one’s an overdriven mess of rock fantasy. “There is no compass here to guide us/ Through the wilderness of need” goes one nugget in the narcotic haze of “The Broken Bread,” which lilts through a moody Leonard Cohen acoustic feel as warbly, backward electric guitar uncoils in the background. It’s a weathered effect that brings to mind rusty field recordings and, at the same time, acid-drenched lo-fi excursions of ’60s freaks (maybe even a nod back to his garage-prog days in Cancer to the Stars). Still here are the somber touches of his older, gentler recordings – “Angel of Mercy” hobbles through a rickety mutant dub ballad – but generally this is a distortion-blasted affair through and through. Bass melts through fuzzed tones, decayed loops of feedback eat away at the edges of every song, and drums explode like mailboxes stuffed with fireworks. Crosby, who performed all of the parts on the record (except for a ghostly cameo from Marissa Nadler) even busts out blazing dual guitar solos on the elevated “You.” No boundaries here – Crosby confirms as much, when that song culminates in a declaration that he’s “free as the man you want me to be.”
released 12 June 2012
Written, produced, performed and recorded by Ryan Lee Crosby
Mixed at the Soul Shop by Elio DeLuca and Ryan Lee Crosby with Daniel Nicholas Daskivich
Mastered at Old Colony by Scott Craggs
Marissa Nadler sings on "The Broken Bread"
Jonathan Briks plays drums on "Diamond in the Sun"
Elio DeLuca plays Fender Rhodes on "You" and "Diamond in the Sun"
Photo by Chris March
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