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Convocations (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl 5LP

Asthmatic Kitty RecordsSKU lp-12034

2.5hr eulogy for Sufjan's late father, 100% ambient electronic instrumentals
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Lab Overview

"It may be tempting to reduce Convocations into a longform ambient anomaly within Sufjan Stevens’ vast catalogue. It is, however, neither an anomaly nor entirely ambient. This is not a side project. From his numerous dance scores for New York City Ballet to instrumental albums such as Enjoy Your Rabbit, Aporia, and The BQE, Stevens spends at least half his working life making largely instrumental music, as he has for decades. And though the first ten pieces, dubbed 'Meditations,' unfurl as gorgeous states of reflective new-age grace, this is by no means an ambient enterprise. Stevens invokes the lessons of Morton Subotnick, Maryanne Amacher, Christian Fennesz, Brian Eno, and Wolfgang Voigt here. As musically erudite as it is emotionally experienced, Convocations can be dissonant, vertiginous, rhythmic, repetitive, urgent, or calm—that is, all the things we undergo when we inevitably live through loss, isolation, and anxiety. Indeed, Convocations moves like a two-and-a-half-hour requiem mass for our present times of difficulty, its 49 tracks allowing for all these feelings to be felt. The album is divided into five sonic cycles, each replicating a different stage of mourning. Convocations occasionally soothes and sometimes hurts; when it’s done, you’re left with a renewed sense of wonder for being here at all." - Asthmatic Kitty

  • sprawling, 2.5 hour ambient electronic instrumental album
  • multicolor 5xLP vinyl pressing (yellow, green, blue, purple, black)
  • individually housed in full color inner sleeves w/ wide-spined outer jacket
  • limited edition
  • music label: Asthmatic Kitty Records 2021
UPC: 729920164844

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