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Bullion // Affection LP [BLACK/COLOR]

Bullion // Affection LP [BLACK/COLOR]

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This is a record released by London, UK pop artist Bullion from the long-established American label Ghostly International in April 2024.

Contains 12 electronic indie pop songs.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Ghostly International releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. Available on 12" clear vinyl or 12" black vinyl.

tracklist:

1. A City's Never (ft. Panda Bear) 02:42
2. Affection 03:23
3. Rare (ft. Carly Rae Jepsen) 03:41
4. Your Father 03:51
5.The Flooding 02:57
6. Cinch 02:12
7. World_train (ft. Charlotte Adigéry) 05:03
8. Cavalier 03:26
9. Once, In a Borrowed Car 03:07
10. Open Hands 02:18
11. 40 Waves 04:37
12.Hard To Do 02:49

Text excerpt by Ghostly International:

"...Affection started life upon Nathan's move back to London from Lisbon, where he relocated in 2018. Back then, the comfort of the crowd suited him: self-confessedly passive and faltering by nature, the opportunity to exist somewhere without any personal history proved liberating. Returning home, Nathan increasingly found himself reflecting on his place in the world, seeking affection in place of cynicism. 

[...]

Taking your own advice is integral to Bullion's latest album, where Nathan applies what he's encouraged fellow artists to do in the studio for years: be open to adventure. Affection steps into a more emotionally-present, often playful space, with collaborators Carly Rae Jepsen and Charlotte Adigéry gracing songs that prioritise feeling over fixed meaning. Rare, for instance, emerged during sessions for Jepsen's recent album in Toronto: high energy turning coy to express something 'deep in the heart'. World_train, meanwhile, is an eccentric and brilliantly odd angle on Bullion's love of pop, its locomotive power summoning a lost past amidst the uncertainties of the everyday. 'I can hardly understand what it takes to be a real man', Bullion sings. '…and nobody can', Adigéry confirms. Still, connections - missed, imagined, or still possible - cocoon much of Affection, with Panda Bear collaboration A City's Never emerging after Noah and Nathan lived in Lisbon at the same time but never actually met. For Bullion, the willingness to allow others into his songwriting process is as much about opening up the world of the album as it is about improving the work and the person. 

In blurring the observational with the introspective, Affection's avant-pop touch abandons categorization. The albums lyrics are as unguarded and devotional as they are inquisitive of alternative ways of being, signing off with 'being still is hard to do'. Nathan has mastered his sound, but life - in its expectations, contradictions, impulses and desires - remains impossible to control. Affection is an unassumingly powerful pursuit of a more compassionate form of confidence, in which Bullion cements his place in the present-day by entirely surrendering to the future. 
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Artist: Bullion

Label: Ghostly International 

CAT No: GL429lp

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This is a record released by London, UK pop artist Bullion from the long-established American label Ghostly International in April 2024.

Contains 12 electronic indie pop songs.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Ghostly International releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Includes DL code. Available on 12" clear vinyl or 12" black vinyl.

tracklist:

1. A City's Never (ft. Panda Bear) 02:42
2. Affection 03:23
3. Rare (ft. Carly Rae Jepsen) 03:41
4. Your Father 03:51
5.The Flooding 02:57
6. Cinch 02:12
7. World_train (ft. Charlotte Adigéry) 05:03
8. Cavalier 03:26
9. Once, In a Borrowed Car 03:07
10. Open Hands 02:18
11. 40 Waves 04:37
12.Hard To Do 02:49

Text excerpt by Ghostly International:

"...Affection started life upon Nathan's move back to London from Lisbon, where he relocated in 2018. Back then, the comfort of the crowd suited him: self-confessedly passive and faltering by nature, the opportunity to exist somewhere without any personal history proved liberating. Returning home, Nathan increasingly found himself reflecting on his place in the world, seeking affection in place of cynicism. 

[...]

Taking your own advice is integral to Bullion's latest album, where Nathan applies what he's encouraged fellow artists to do in the studio for years: be open to adventure. Affection steps into a more emotionally-present, often playful space, with collaborators Carly Rae Jepsen and Charlotte Adigéry gracing songs that prioritise feeling over fixed meaning. Rare, for instance, emerged during sessions for Jepsen's recent album in Toronto: high energy turning coy to express something 'deep in the heart'. World_train, meanwhile, is an eccentric and brilliantly odd angle on Bullion's love of pop, its locomotive power summoning a lost past amidst the uncertainties of the everyday. 'I can hardly understand what it takes to be a real man', Bullion sings. '…and nobody can', Adigéry confirms. Still, connections - missed, imagined, or still possible - cocoon much of Affection, with Panda Bear collaboration A City's Never emerging after Noah and Nathan lived in Lisbon at the same time but never actually met. For Bullion, the willingness to allow others into his songwriting process is as much about opening up the world of the album as it is about improving the work and the person. 

In blurring the observational with the introspective, Affection's avant-pop touch abandons categorization. The albums lyrics are as unguarded and devotional as they are inquisitive of alternative ways of being, signing off with 'being still is hard to do'. Nathan has mastered his sound, but life - in its expectations, contradictions, impulses and desires - remains impossible to control. Affection is an unassumingly powerful pursuit of a more compassionate form of confidence, in which Bullion cements his place in the present-day by entirely surrendering to the future. 
"

Artist: Bullion

Label: Ghostly International 

CAT No: GL429lp