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Light Asylum’s debut LP came out in 2012, a time before streaming really gained critical mass and before vinyl came back in a big way. It was a weird in-between era, like both the recent past and ancient history.

History has been kind to Light Asylum. For one, whatever limited vinyl copies were pressed int he initial run fetch stupid prices on Discogs. And the critical shrug that welcomed its release now seems irrelevant. This is top-notch, black-clad, spiritually punishing synth-pop, perfectly and carefully programmed and soaring on the back of lead singer Shannon Funchess’ superhuman voice.

Side A, with rampages like “IPC,” is heavier and faster than Side B, which opens with a slow, serene, goosebump-inducing track titled “Angel Tongue” and finished with the near ecstatic “A Certain Person.“

The DFA braintrust always maintained a deep love for this record, and we wanted vinyl copies of it for ourselves that didn’t cost so much money. So, we asked if we could reissue it, get Bob Weston to recut it, and press it at a really nice plant like Citizen Vinyl. That’s this version right here.

Package includes a four-color gatefold jacket, printed insert, and 24” x 36” poster.

 

Light Asylum’s debut LP came out in 2012, a time before streaming really gained critical mass and before vinyl came back in a big way. It was a weird in-between era, like both the recent past and ancient history.

History has been kind to Light Asylum. For one, whatever limited vinyl copies were pressed int he initial run fetch stupid prices on Discogs. And the critical shrug that welcomed its release now seems irrelevant. This is top-notch, black-clad, spiritually punishing synth-pop, perfectly and carefully programmed and soaring on the back of lead singer Shannon Funchess’ superhuman voice.

Side A, with rampages like “IPC,” is heavier and faster than Side B, which opens with a slow, serene, goosebump-inducing track titled “Angel Tongue” and finished with the near ecstatic “A Certain Person.“

The DFA braintrust always maintained a deep love for this record, and we wanted vinyl copies of it for ourselves that didn’t cost so much money. So, we asked if we could reissue it, get Bob Weston to recut it, and press it at a really nice plant like Citizen Vinyl. That’s this version right here.

Package includes a four-color gatefold jacket, printed insert, and 24” x 36” poster.

 

829732000276

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Format: Vinyl
Label: DFA RECORDS
Rel. Date: 10/13/2023
UPC: 829732000276

Light Asylum [LP]
Artist: Light Asylum
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $35.98
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Light Asylum’s debut LP came out in 2012, a time before streaming really gained critical mass and before vinyl came back in a big way. It was a weird in-between era, like both the recent past and ancient history.

History has been kind to Light Asylum. For one, whatever limited vinyl copies were pressed int he initial run fetch stupid prices on Discogs. And the critical shrug that welcomed its release now seems irrelevant. This is top-notch, black-clad, spiritually punishing synth-pop, perfectly and carefully programmed and soaring on the back of lead singer Shannon Funchess’ superhuman voice.

Side A, with rampages like “IPC,” is heavier and faster than Side B, which opens with a slow, serene, goosebump-inducing track titled “Angel Tongue” and finished with the near ecstatic “A Certain Person.“

The DFA braintrust always maintained a deep love for this record, and we wanted vinyl copies of it for ourselves that didn’t cost so much money. So, we asked if we could reissue it, get Bob Weston to recut it, and press it at a really nice plant like Citizen Vinyl. That’s this version right here.

Package includes a four-color gatefold jacket, printed insert, and 24” x 36” poster.

 

        
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