||beautiful compilation by the Numero Group: great package, great music, super quality!
Title: Frigid Stars LP, Barely Real LP, The
White Birch, When I See The Sun LP
Seminal slowcore progenitors Sub Pop
albums reissued individually as deluxe
2LP+CD or limited to 1000 boxed set.
From 1990-1994, New York City?s Codeine
were making somnambulant waves on a
musical landscape reeling from Sub Pop?s
better known exports. 1991?s Frigid Stars LP, 1992?s Barely Real, and 1994?s The White
Birch received much critical praise upon
release, but Codeine dissolved before any of
that hype would carry Low, Bedhead, and the
Red House Painters to international acclaim.
All three albums will be subjected to
Numero?s notoriously elaborate packaging
and detailed liner notes, including essays
by Seam?s Sooyoung Park, Love Child?s
Alan Licht, and the Flaming Lips? Wayne
Coyne and Steven Drozd. The albums have
been faithfully restored from the original
masters, and are accompanied by a plethora
of singles, demos, live recordings, and Peel
sessions. Each album will be packaged as
a double album with a CD of the same
material. Additionally, an ultra deluxe box
set of all three albums will be available in a limited edition of 1000 copies.
In support of this great undertaking,
Codeine?s original line up of Stephen
Immerwahr, John Engle, and Chris Brokaw
will be reuniting for a handful of dates in the US and Europe, including All Tomorrow?s
Parties in both London and Japan, and
Primavera in Spain and Portugal.