While The Ballasted Orchestra perhaps isn’t the jewel in the crown of Stars of the Lid’s catalogue, it remains a solid and worthy entry.»
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the much-in-demand vinyl version of the second (or third, depending on how you calculate) stars of the lid album, their first for kranky, is finally being reissued. the original 4 track cassette recordings (yes, 4 track cassette my friends) were remastered and new lacquers were cut, and the original artwork has been updated. the music itself shows stars of the lid with one of their first major transitions, from the found sound and guitar abstractions of their previous 'music for nitrous oxide' to a much more defined and refined compositional structure which would soon develop into the full blown miniature symphonies heard on later works. as an added bonus, the double lp vinyl version has 9 additional minutes of material not on the cd or digital versions.
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