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Artist: LEWIS
Title: LAmour
Format: CD
Label: Light in the Attic
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album named LAmour, which was released on the unknown label R.A.W. And thats about all we know. The record itself is a delicate, whispered album, reflecting the way the artist himself -- spectral, movie star-like -- almost disappears into the grey of the cover. It should come as no surprise that it failed to shout loudly enough to be noticed, another private press album that sank without trace. The ingredients are simple: smooth synthesizers, feather-light piano, ethereal, occasionally inaudible vocals and the gentle plucking of acoustic guitars. But the effects are arresting: a spine-tingling, sombre album that echoes Springsteens Nebraska or Angelo Badalamentis atmospheric soundtracks. Later, Arthur Russell would grasp for something similar on the epochal World of Echo LP. LAmour is a true discovery of the blog age, uncovered in an Edmonton flea-market by collector Jon Murphy, passed on to private press fanatic Aaron Levin, shared on the internet and speculated over by lovers of curious LPs. Theres almost no information about Lewis or the album on the internet. Theres precious little on the sleeve: a dedication to Sports Illustrated supermodel Christie Brinkley, a photo credit for Ed Colver, the noted L.A. punk rock photographer, and credits for engineer Bob Kinsey and synth player Philip Lees. All that was known of Lewis is conjecture: a rumor that he was a con artist who fled after not paying for LAmours photo-shoot and a dubious theory that he was not actually of this earth." - Light in the Attic.

Artist: LEWIS
Title: Lamour
Format: LP
Label: Light in the Attic
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
“Housed in a deluxe Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket. Includes download card. "In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album named LAmour, which was released on the unknown label R.A.W. And thats about all we know. The record itself is a delicate, whispered album, reflecting the way the artist himself -- spectral, movie star-like -- almost disappears into the grey of the cover. It should come as no surprise that it failed to shout loudly enough to be noticed, another private press album that sank without trace. The ingredients are simple: smooth synthesizers, feather-light piano, ethereal, occasionally inaudible vocals and the gentle plucking of acoustic guitars. But the effects are arresting: a spine-tingling, sombre album that echoes Springsteens Nebraska or Angelo Badalamentis atmospheric soundtracks. Later, Arthur Russell would grasp for something similar on the epochal World of Echo LP. LAmour is a true discovery of the blog age, uncovered in an Edmonton flea-market by collector Jon Murphy, passed on to private press fanatic Aaron Levin, shared on the internet and speculated over by lovers of curious LPs. Theres almost no information about Lewis or the album on the internet. Theres precious little on the sleeve: a dedication to Sports Illustrated supermodel Christie Brinkley, a photo credit for Ed Colver, the noted L.A. punk rock photographer, and credits for engineer Bob Kinsey and synth player Philip Lees. All that was known of Lewis is conjecture: a rumor that he was a con artist who fled after not paying for LAmours photo-shoot and a dubious theory that he was not actually of this earth." - Light in the Attic.
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