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Secret Boyfriend // Listener's Guide LP

Secret Boyfriend // Listener's Guide LP

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*Will be shipped after being restocked in late October

This record was released in July 2024 by Secret Boyfriend, head of the experimental label Hot Releases in North Carolina, USA, and is limited to 7 copies by the experimental/dance label enmossed in North Carolina.

Contains 10 ambient pop and ambient songs. DL code included.

Since the publisher is completed immediately, it will be in stock only this time.

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

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 100. 

tracklist:

1. End of All 05:31
2. In Absentia
3. Alpha Rhythm Fade Out
4. Empty as the Flame
5. Treil
6. Deeper Forest Bloom / Red Example
7. Night Waste (Original Version)
8. In the Same Dream
9. Boy Queen Candidate
10. Hallow's Trip

Text excerpt by Nick Klein via the label:

"...This record of selected “pop songs” (let's call them that) is particularly poignant at a time when the culture Martin mirrors is at a strange crossroads with itself. The aforementioned festival networks necessarily change and shift. The onlookers become the artists, the artists find new horizons, and the spaces for these cycles fade into locales of a distant memory. It seems, from my perspective, that audiences currently yearn for a more bottlenecked experience, searching for some ontologically vetted manifestation of an idea, of a sound and less for an experience that functions in opposition to our collective banalities. This makes sense in the face of general global catastrophism that plagues us. We need certainty of what something is somewhere, don't we? Noise as an idea has expanded and contracted to so many iterations of itself it is hard to tell what it even is, and it is particularly difficult to identify in the absence of a solid network activates a moment to reflect on its own complexities and nuances. In the face of so much change, I argue that the language of noise culture at large has on one hand become increasingly didactic and predictable, and laughably inclusive and non linear on the other. Probably has always been this way, but now we are in the midst of a moment of extreme access and indexicality, which somehow cauterizes expansion and naivety and chance.

This record highlights the Secret Boyfriend's obscured didacticism by highlighting output that opens up for more challenging catharsis and emotive signal processing. It provides an entry into the materialism of a cultural field full of ecstatic complexity and beautiful inconsistency. In these muted moments Secret Boyfriend has given us over his career we have an argument for evolving languages ​​that further challenge our notions of what is supposed to happen and how it is supposed to be presented. In his more song oriented expansiveness, we can punctuate the ability to think in new modalities. Listening to these recordings reminds me of the polarity of sitting in the record store as a kid and understanding that His Name Is Alive is on 4AD and (gasp!) timeSTEREO. This trite early impression that nothing is really as different as our imaginations might want them to be, and that we can do whatever we want mostly within the creative realms we work through is an important filter to look through Secret Boyfriend as a project and a vessel. If we can achieve abandonment and vulnerability through our artistic endeavors, then we have a sound model for, maybe, new potentialities. If that's too much projection, or just complete liberal bullshit, I am fine with that. Secret Boyfriend's oeuvre at best offers us moments of reprieve to ponder these complexities, or at least a moment to zone out on a drive through North Carolina Highway 54..."

Artist: Secret Boyfriend

Label: Enmossed

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*Will be shipped after being restocked in late October

This record was released in July 2024 by Secret Boyfriend, head of the experimental label Hot Releases in North Carolina, USA, and is limited to 7 copies by the experimental/dance label enmossed in North Carolina.

Contains 10 ambient pop and ambient songs. DL code included.

Since the publisher is completed immediately, it will be in stock only this time.

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

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

Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 100. 

tracklist:

1. End of All 05:31
2. In Absentia
3. Alpha Rhythm Fade Out
4. Empty as the Flame
5. Treil
6. Deeper Forest Bloom / Red Example
7. Night Waste (Original Version)
8. In the Same Dream
9. Boy Queen Candidate
10. Hallow's Trip

Text excerpt by Nick Klein via the label:

"...This record of selected “pop songs” (let's call them that) is particularly poignant at a time when the culture Martin mirrors is at a strange crossroads with itself. The aforementioned festival networks necessarily change and shift. The onlookers become the artists, the artists find new horizons, and the spaces for these cycles fade into locales of a distant memory. It seems, from my perspective, that audiences currently yearn for a more bottlenecked experience, searching for some ontologically vetted manifestation of an idea, of a sound and less for an experience that functions in opposition to our collective banalities. This makes sense in the face of general global catastrophism that plagues us. We need certainty of what something is somewhere, don't we? Noise as an idea has expanded and contracted to so many iterations of itself it is hard to tell what it even is, and it is particularly difficult to identify in the absence of a solid network activates a moment to reflect on its own complexities and nuances. In the face of so much change, I argue that the language of noise culture at large has on one hand become increasingly didactic and predictable, and laughably inclusive and non linear on the other. Probably has always been this way, but now we are in the midst of a moment of extreme access and indexicality, which somehow cauterizes expansion and naivety and chance.

This record highlights the Secret Boyfriend's obscured didacticism by highlighting output that opens up for more challenging catharsis and emotive signal processing. It provides an entry into the materialism of a cultural field full of ecstatic complexity and beautiful inconsistency. In these muted moments Secret Boyfriend has given us over his career we have an argument for evolving languages ​​that further challenge our notions of what is supposed to happen and how it is supposed to be presented. In his more song oriented expansiveness, we can punctuate the ability to think in new modalities. Listening to these recordings reminds me of the polarity of sitting in the record store as a kid and understanding that His Name Is Alive is on 4AD and (gasp!) timeSTEREO. This trite early impression that nothing is really as different as our imaginations might want them to be, and that we can do whatever we want mostly within the creative realms we work through is an important filter to look through Secret Boyfriend as a project and a vessel. If we can achieve abandonment and vulnerability through our artistic endeavors, then we have a sound model for, maybe, new potentialities. If that's too much projection, or just complete liberal bullshit, I am fine with that. Secret Boyfriend's oeuvre at best offers us moments of reprieve to ponder these complexities, or at least a moment to zone out on a drive through North Carolina Highway 54..."

Artist: Secret Boyfriend

Label: Enmossed