Wortcunner Records is a new vinyl label project started by Lindsay, manager of Robotic Empire Records. First two releases by the band 1 Mile North are available for pre-order now. Support the new venture!
Both 1 Mile North vinyl reissues are now available for pre-order on the bandcamp page! Records should be complete at the end of October and will begin shipping early in November.
1 Mile North is an ambient / post-rock duo consisting of guitarist Jon Hills and keyboardist Mark Bajuk. The band has released two full-length albums, "Glass Wars" on Old Colony Records in 2001, "Minor Shadows" on Ba Da Bing! in 2003 and a split with Colophon and The Wind-Up Bird on Music Fellowship in 2004. All three albums have only been available on CD and are currently out of print.
Wortcunner Records is proud to present 1 Mile North's "Glass Wars" & "Minor Shadows" on vinyl for the very first time; both albums have been remastered by James Plotkin for a crisp, expansive sound. 180 gram colored vinyl is packaged in deluxe gatefold jackets, limited to 300 copies each and include a high quality digital download. All 1 Mile North tracks from the Music Fellowship compilation have been included on the D side of "Minor Shadows" and four previously unreleased songs become bonus material for the D side to "Glass Wars".
The band's music has been featured in Steven Okazaki's Oscar Nominated documentary The Conscience of Nhem En, as well as Okazaki's White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Music was also featured within the score of 2013's Facing Fear, a documentary from Jason Cohen nominated for an Oscar in 2014.
A delicate balance of restrained minimalism and evocative six string impressions, 1 Mile North conjures up cinematic soundscapes for quiet introspection and late night nostalgia. Sedentary guitar loops and soft synth swells create backgrounds that drift with atmosphere, while subtly placed samples, suffused with melancholy, add depth and sentiment. Glass Wars and Minor Shadows are two considerable works of post rock, ambient perfection. Minor Shadows makes no secret of its inspirations, reaching out across decades of music to arrive at a synthesis of electronic sound, classical composition and spare ambience. This sonorous instrumental album divines new paths from ambient music's more considered roots, reclaiming the wasted potential of its legacy. Merciless. - Pitchfork
Something as simple-sounding as this album can't really be categorized; it stands outside of genre pigeonholing. Put it in the category of simply amazing. - James Mason on Glass Wars
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