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Blanche Blanche Blanche // Seashells LP

Blanche Blanche Blanche // Seashells LP

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Blanche Blanche Blanche, a leftfield city pop duo from New York who have released records on Feeding Tube, Night People, NNA Tapes, etc., released this record in May 2021 on New York's experimental label Reading Group in a limited edition of 5 copies.

Contains 23 twisted lo-fi city pop songs. DL code included.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Reading Group releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 500.

Tracklist:

  1. Gangstalker 01:47
  2. Return of the Simple Child 02:20
  3. Ask If You Can Ask 01:24
  4. Killing an Angel 01:24
  5. My flag 02:28
  6. Taking Umbrage 01:35
  7. Rise Above 01:08
  8. Lovin' So 02:10
  9. Only for Men 01:18
  10. Fem'nin Woman 01:20
  11. the bitch inside 01:21
  12. I Prayed for Rain to Fall 01:42
  13. Seashells 01:46
  14. 2 Jasons 01:54
  15. In the Heat of the Moment 01:27
  16. Camp David 02:10
  17. Virgin Rights 01:45
  18. Before My Circle 01:34
  19. Blocked and Reported 01:13
  20. Everyone's Okay 01:59
  21. Bought for Free 01:26
  22. Built to Last 01:54
  23. Heart Made of Rust 01:35

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Steven Zultanski:

"It's a bit of a cliché in experimental music circles to compliment music for being confusing (as when people refer to a record as a “head-scratcher”), but this almost always designates a very specific kind of aesthetic confusion: an opaqueness of process combined with a dearth of legible expressivity. I eagerly listen to a lot of music with those qualities, but I'm rarely actually confused by it. I find Seashells, on the other hand, to be genuinely pretty confusing. The form and instrumentation are clear enough – poppy songs with keyboards and vocals. But the electric piano is often dashing through so many thick chords that they barely sound melodic, and it's difficult to tell whether the singer is blurting out insular jokes or divulging slices of hard-won poetic wisdom ..

And that's what's head-scratching about Seashells: the tone is really hard to read. It's both embarrassingly earnest and defensively coy. The social commentary is both spot-on and murky, perhaps a bit dodgy at moments. rushed, unfinished. That's all to say: it's terrific. I love this record. I find its contradictions rejuvenating. And, at a basic level, I'm simply delighted by what I hear as its perverse and slightly juvenile joyfulness, which is the least confusing part of it; joy is always perverse and slightly (or more than slightly) juvenile."

Description by Reading Group:

"Their first release in over six years," Seashells "is the 10th full-length record by Blanche Blanche Blanche (Zach Phillips and Sarah Smith). As" Blue "Gene Tyranny once wrote to BBB," I really, really have been enjoying Your albums. To me they are a pure modern bop style, but don't let me characterize your writing in any way. They are just quite wonderful. The ever-evolving disjunctive bop stimulates in my mind thoughts of hearing Lambert Hendrix and Ross with a tiny bit of disjunctive Zappa. It is truly thrilling music and I am very privileged to hear it." 

Artist: Blanche Blanche Blanche

Label: Reading Group

Blanche Blanche Blanche, a leftfield city pop duo from New York who have released records on Feeding Tube, Night People, NNA Tapes, etc., released this record in May 2021 on New York's experimental label Reading Group in a limited edition of 5 copies.

Contains 23 twisted lo-fi city pop songs. DL code included.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Reading Group releases available at Tobira. 

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

Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 500.

Tracklist:

  1. Gangstalker 01:47
  2. Return of the Simple Child 02:20
  3. Ask If You Can Ask 01:24
  4. Killing an Angel 01:24
  5. My flag 02:28
  6. Taking Umbrage 01:35
  7. Rise Above 01:08
  8. Lovin' So 02:10
  9. Only for Men 01:18
  10. Fem'nin Woman 01:20
  11. the bitch inside 01:21
  12. I Prayed for Rain to Fall 01:42
  13. Seashells 01:46
  14. 2 Jasons 01:54
  15. In the Heat of the Moment 01:27
  16. Camp David 02:10
  17. Virgin Rights 01:45
  18. Before My Circle 01:34
  19. Blocked and Reported 01:13
  20. Everyone's Okay 01:59
  21. Bought for Free 01:26
  22. Built to Last 01:54
  23. Heart Made of Rust 01:35

++

Steven Zultanski:

"It's a bit of a cliché in experimental music circles to compliment music for being confusing (as when people refer to a record as a “head-scratcher”), but this almost always designates a very specific kind of aesthetic confusion: an opaqueness of process combined with a dearth of legible expressivity. I eagerly listen to a lot of music with those qualities, but I'm rarely actually confused by it. I find Seashells, on the other hand, to be genuinely pretty confusing. The form and instrumentation are clear enough – poppy songs with keyboards and vocals. But the electric piano is often dashing through so many thick chords that they barely sound melodic, and it's difficult to tell whether the singer is blurting out insular jokes or divulging slices of hard-won poetic wisdom ..

And that's what's head-scratching about Seashells: the tone is really hard to read. It's both embarrassingly earnest and defensively coy. The social commentary is both spot-on and murky, perhaps a bit dodgy at moments. rushed, unfinished. That's all to say: it's terrific. I love this record. I find its contradictions rejuvenating. And, at a basic level, I'm simply delighted by what I hear as its perverse and slightly juvenile joyfulness, which is the least confusing part of it; joy is always perverse and slightly (or more than slightly) juvenile."

Description by Reading Group:

"Their first release in over six years," Seashells "is the 10th full-length record by Blanche Blanche Blanche (Zach Phillips and Sarah Smith). As" Blue "Gene Tyranny once wrote to BBB," I really, really have been enjoying Your albums. To me they are a pure modern bop style, but don't let me characterize your writing in any way. They are just quite wonderful. The ever-evolving disjunctive bop stimulates in my mind thoughts of hearing Lambert Hendrix and Ross with a tiny bit of disjunctive Zappa. It is truly thrilling music and I am very privileged to hear it." 

Artist: Blanche Blanche Blanche

Label: Reading Group