It is our honor to present lo-fi pop genius Julian Lynch’s long out-of-print debut LP “Orange You Glad” on magnetic tape. Recorded to four track around 2009 in and around New Jersey and Wisconson, this majestic collection of psychedelia sounds rich, warm, and just right on the cassette format.
Sounding nostalgic and sometimes melancholic, Julian’s first collection of tunes established the blueprint for his ethno-psychedelic pop sound further fleshed-out on his subsequent trio of LPs, Mare, Terra, and Lines. Orange You Glad is a rich tapestry of muted wah-guitar, bass clarinet, hand drums, and half-whispered vocals. Absolutely prefect tunes to celebrate the coming of spring by relaxing outside with your boombox or taking a nature hike with your walkman. Limited to 200 copies.
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It is with much enthusiasm that we present our first four-way split- “Skyward Territories.” This release has been in the oven for quite some time. Bringing you fine-picked selections from both Chicago and Asheville, Skyward Territories is the first in a series of ethereal compilations showcasing the talent of our extended network.
Tape one is split between recent Chicago transplants, meditative synth wizard Kyle Landstra and modular drone evangelist Gardener. Mr. Landstra fires up his machines, easing the listener’s journey into a dome of pure modulated emotion. Sparks of pure nostalgia fly by as your consciousness is suspended by glowing orbs. Gardener continues the skyward journey with a steady pulse, climbing upwards upon layers of modular kraut meditations. Your body enters a stasis and is then vaporized by his pulsing rhythms and haunting wordless vocals.
Tape two compounds two of our favorite Asheville-based Bathetic Records veterans, Difference Clouds and Villages. Right away, Difference Clouds informs the listener they have arrived in another world. A sci-fi landscape of bright neon lights and flying machines await, as the mind is taken on a journey of futuristic, yet familiar scenes. Dark clouds form across the horizon, and the skies darken. Villages helps us begin our downward descent towards Earth. Melancholic clouds of textured piano and strings take us back into our dim candle-lit room where we began our journey.
This release has been carefully assembled by the BARO team and mastered by our main man Odd Nosdam for your listening pleasure. This release is one of a kind and limited.
Begin your ascent.
The latest from our man Colin Blanton, a sweet slice it is. Sip.