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Artist: KIRBY, LEYLAND
Title: Eager To Tear Apart The Stars
Format: LP
Label: History Always Favours The Winners
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"James Leyland Kirby is a prolific artist with a remarkably long and varied career working inside, outside and beyond the electronic underground. From his roots as one-half of renowned audio pranksters and sonic agitators V/VM, to his critically-acclaimed work as The Caretaker and, most recently, Leyland Kirby -- hes always attracted the attention of an often bewildered audience, although his stature and position as serious auteur has somehow grown exponentially with every year that has gone by since his beginnings in rainy Edgeley back in the mid-90s. Eager To Tear Apart The Stars is his follow-up proper to the now-classic Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was trilogy of LPs, which were released in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. Since then, hes quietly ushered in the demented white label vinyl series Intrigue & Stuff, and released another album as The Caretaker, An Empty Bliss Beyond This World. Eager To Tear Apart The Stars echoes and refracts the maverick solo synth classics of Roedelius and Harold Budd, but with a temporal warping and sense of decayed decadence individual to Kirbys oeuvre. Theres an ostensible sadness to these six pieces, but of a life-affirming and subtly ambiguous kind, evoking almost indecipherably mixed emotions of a rare and enigmatic variety which continue to haunt long after the record has come to a close. The album artwork features another specially-commissioned painting by Ivan Seal. Mastered and cut at Berlins Dubplates & Mastering." - History Always Favours The Winners.
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Artist: KIRBY, LEYLAND
Title: Intrigue & Stuff Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: History Always Favours The Winners
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"James Leyland Kirby (aka The Caretaker) presents the second in a set of four limited edition vinyl pressings. Three tracks wide, 35 minutes long, all previously-unreleased retro-futurist recordings. Vinyl cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. 500 copies only." -History Always Favours The Winners

Artist: KIRBY, LEYLAND
Title: Intrigue & Stuff Vol. 4
Format: 12"
Label: History Always Favours the Winners
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"James Leyland Kirby returns with an uncompromising, poetic and unexpected fourth and final installment in his long-dormant Intrigue & Stuff series, dispatched from his new base in Krakow for his own History Always Favours The Winners label. Since we last heard from the provocateur, hes issued brilliant albums as The Caretaker and The Stranger, a cracking 12" for his formative heroes R&S/Apollo, and marked his 40th birthday with a 40-track album of piano pieces... yet we cant help but feel that hes saved some of his most deliriously spannered and heartbreakingly personal intimations for this new LP. Opening with a proper shock-out modeling mutant fractals and strobing loops that are almost junglist in tempo and structure on "Locked into Situations," the spirit-crushed and sozzled boogie-sludge of "Derelict Bar" follows and marks out territory in a dark, dank corner. Over on the B-side, he yields the intoxicating whiskey fume shimmer and viscous roil of "The Tar Sands," plus a strange percussive piece that sounds like lonely seamen performing drum rituals in a ships hull, and concludes with the somnolent symphony of spectral siren chorales, synth brass and claggy bass in "Wanting an Absolute Beyond." Well never quite know the intentions behind these tracks, but we can tell you they function equally as escape pods and ideal drinking soundtracks. Imbibe deeply and responsibly." - History Always Favours the Winners.

Artist: KIRBY, LEYLAND
Title: Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was
Format: 6LP
Label: History Always Favours the Winners
Country: UK
Price: $65.00
"One of 2009s most critically-acclaimed releases, Leyland Kirbys Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was is now available in an extremely limited collectors 6LP edition containing over 4 hours of music, shrink-wrapped and sealed with a custom-made obi-strip. The records themselves are packaged inside three beautiful LP jackets featuring artwork by Ivan Seal. As a document, its emotional and personal, heartbreaking and gentle, a 6-month fairy tale from the big city complete with heroes and villains, with winners and losers. Only 300 copies of this beautiful set have been made -- we strongly urge you to invest. [Please note that the three Leyland Kirby LP sleeves are held together with glue spots. Please separate records very gently to avoid any damage to the sleeves.]" - History Always Favours the Winners.
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