RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Angelo De Augustine, Elliott Smith

Label: Asthmatic Kitty

If anyone follows Asthmatic Kitty, they would know that this has been teased for a few weeks now. Speculations were flying around the comment section, ranging from a tour to an individual album, but the collaboration was only guessed by a few. This is a collection of folk songs loosely inspired by popular movies.

Stevens and De Augustine wrote everything with a deliberate sense of shoshin—the Zen Buddhist concept for which the record is named and an idea that empowered the pair to look for and write about unlikely inspiration without preconceived notions of what a film had to say. The underlying objective was empathy and openness, absent of judgment: to observe what is pure and good—or seemingly dark and villainous—with the eyes of a child.

You can get this in limited edition blue for the US folks, or Orange for the UK/EU people. They have also bundled it with a few exclusive 7” singles that have been flying off the shelf, currently sold out on bandcamp. Grab it while you can.

Other versions:

Indie Exclusive US

Olympus Perseus Shield Gold

Rough Trade Exclusive

Limited to 1000 Solid Yellow Vinyl

Indie Exclusive UK

Limited to 2000 Back to Oz Emerald City Green

Vinyl Me Please Exclusive

“This Is (The Thing) Blizzard White” Vinyl, Numbered to 1000

The Details

A Beginner's Mind Movie Club Completist Pack [Pre-Order / Ships September 24, 2021]

Includes:
Beginner's Mind “Ocean Blue” or Orange 12-inch LP
Reach Out / Olympus “Mechanical Owl Silver” 7-inch
7-inch #2
7-inch #3
Movie Club Membership card

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Price $45



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