1 Mile North
Glass Wars
WR001 / Includes Download Code
Ltd. to 300 copies, 180g Clear Vinyl, Heavy Gatefold Sleeve, side D contains unreleased material
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1New Clock 6:28
2Have A Good One What 5:46
3Parents Arrive 6:16
4Evil Architecture 8:00
5Insides 5:44
6Escorting Deep Waters 11:01
7Man Rounds Corner 3:29

Available for the first time on vinyl since its release in 2001, this double-LP features a high-gloss finish, gatefold jacket and heavyweight 180-gram clear vinyl. Photos from the recording period span the interior of the jacket and the entire album has been re-mastered by James Plotkin for ultimate appreciation on vinyl.

A delicate balance of restrained minimalism and evocative six string impressions, 1 Mile North conjures up cinematic soundscapes for quiet introspection and late night nostalgia. Sedentary guitar loops and soft synth swells create backgrounds that drift with atmosphere, while subtly placed samples, suffused with melancholy, add depth and sentiment. Glass Wars and Minor Shadows are two considerable works of post rock, ambient perfection. Minor Shadows makes no secret of its inspirations, reaching out across decades of music to arrive at a synthesis of electronic sound, classical composition and spare ambience. This sonorous instrumental album divines new paths from ambient music's more considered roots, reclaiming the wasted potential of its legacy. Merciless. - Pitchfork

Side D of this contemplative album contains unearthed material of old "sketches" and live recordings from 1998 to 2002, which were recorded in a Brooklyn sweater factory apartment. Some are cuts that never made it onto the first two albums, and others reflect recordings and improv sessions grabbed during rehearsals. The quality on these is raw and the playing is loose, the background noise of roommates, dishes, and doors creates a backdrop to everything worked on during that time. Recommended listening for fans of Godspeed You Black Emperor, Brian Eno, Landing, Pan American.