Distance

BRADSHAW-LEATHER, DON - Distance Between Us

First vinyl reissue of this dark psych minimal masterpiece from 1972 ! In the Nurse With Wound list of influences. Exact reissue, deluxe gatefold sleeve with black inner sleeves. - Distance.
"Don Bradshaw-Leather was born 1948 in Essex, the son of middle-class Jewish parents. According to Bradshaw-Leathers sister, _��Ǩ_�[Don] grew with and into music more by genetic destiny than environmental consequence._��Ǩ�� During the long, dark hangover of the Summer of Love, the classically-trained prodigy approached CBS Records with demo recordings. Though it seems incredible in hindsight, a forward-thinking A&R executive must have seen a potential revenue stream in Bradshaw-Leathers avant-classical noise. The artist was given a generous advance to record an album. DBLs sister fills in the blanks: _��Ǩ_�[Don] used the funds to create a large studio in Sussex with many instruments including an actual church organ. Here, on his own, without the use of any electronic sequencing, he recorded Distance Between Us using simply multitrack tape, layering each part of the composition._��Ǩ��\r\n
\r\nUpon hearing the product of their financial investment _��Ǩ��� four side-long tracks of blurry organ drones, frantic piano tinkling, and ritualistic percussion _��Ǩ��� CBS understandably got cold feet. The album was self-released on Bradshaw-Leathers own Distance imprint, a vanity label established for the sole purpose of releasing the album. Pressed in a tiny edition, mint condition copies of the album can fetch up to $500 at auction today. The double gatefold sleeve is full of mysteries, from the misspelling of _��Ǩ_�Bradshaw_��Ǩ�� (_��Ǩ_�Bradsham_��Ǩ��), to the coal-blackened visage of the bohemian madman on the cover (DBL himself?), to the rear photo collage depicting the same madman accosting a nude woman. The music isnt any less mysterious; shapeless symphonies of smeared-out Mellotron, tribal drums, and wordless vocals. After swimming in the album for a little while, the absence of structure begins to seem utterly logical, and the album washes over like a peyote-induced Gothic fever dream. Don Bradshaw-Leather passed away in the 90s, making a reissue of this classic oddity seem increasingly less likely, though David Tibet of Current 93 has intermittently announced plans for a reissue on his own Coptic Cat label over the years. Its an inspired match. Heres hoping it comes to pass._��Ǩ�� - Tiny Mix Tapes.\r\n
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