RIYL: Mitski, Brian Eno, Frankie Cosmos, Bon Iver, Roxy Music

Label: Self-Released

I don’t know how best to describe Peter’s music other than to call it textural. His¬†songs are very fluid, emotive, and unbelievably beautiful.¬†Full Disclosure, I played in Peter’s band for a few years back in the mid 2000’s, so I may be a bit biased. But listen to yourself and¬†I think you’ll agree.

This single is pretty expensive for only two songs. Let’s be real¬†though, if you’re interested in buying this single, you want them as handmade art as much as for the music. Plus you’re supporting an artist who is as DIY as it gets, from the songwriting, to all of the instrumentation, to the recording to the actual production of the picture discs. Also, it comes with the full digital download of the album, which is nice!

The Details

A lathe-cut 7" square picture disc, featuring This World Is Alluring and Radiator. Edition of 25. Disc features full-color artwork on both sides. Sleeve includes lyrics to the full album.

Limit 2 per customer.

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Q: What the heck is a "lathe-cut" record?

A: Lathe-cut records are produced by hand in small batches, one at a time. They are not the same as a "pressed" vinyl record. The audio is in mono (not stereo) and there will be more surface noise than on a pressed record.

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Q: What the heck is a square picture disc?

A: A picture disc is a lathe-cut record made out of clear plastic with a color print embedded inside. The disc is square, but the grooves of the record run in a circle like normal, so it can be played on a turntable.

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Q: Why the heck did you make lathe-cut singles instead of the full album? I want a Queen of the Attic double LP gatefold 180g colored vinyl option!

A: Two reasons. The cost of producing a 2LP set (which is what an album of this length requires) is simply too high for an artist like myself. Additionally, Queen of the Attic was designed to be listened to without interruptions. A 2LP set would require not only flipping the record after just three songs, but also switching out discs.

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Q: Why would I buy something that has lower audio quality than a CD or digital streaming?

A: Think of these as playable art objects. They come with a free download of the album, so you get the pristine, clinical digital transformation of sound waves into zeroes and ones along with a big, beautiful artifact of the music inscribed in plastic. These little discs play back differently every time. Sometimes they sound like they're underwater, sometimes they sound like they came from the 1930's, sometimes they sound pristine. It's a unique listening experience.

Includes unlimited streaming of Queen of the Attic via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Price $30

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