Monday, March 22, 2010

Albatross Note

In keeping with the scattershot, semi-impromptu, d.i.y. aesthetic of the Karyo Tengoku record, I thought you might be interested in hearing this record by Albatross Note. Bizarrely enough it is a 9" record, the only one I've ever seen or heard of in this format. The vinyl is a beautiful, marblized green, and the cover art is by the awesome artist Marcel Dzama, who is also the lead singer. There's some info about the band at evilevil, which I am excerpting here:

"Albatross Note is situated in the centre of Canada, in the city of Winnipeg. It is a city of extreme cold, where the temperature can plummet to as low as minus 55 degrees for weeks at a time. The group began as a Yoko Ono and Lee Hazelwood cover band with Marcel's 10-year-old sister, Hollie Dzama, on vocals. This influence can still be heard in the music, which is a mix of honesty and unpretentiousness."

Albatross Note, The Dracula EP, 2005
Trillium Press Record Series, no. 1

A1. Dracula (1:05)
A2. In the Morning (2:52)
A3. Last Winter (3:06)
A4. Stole Your Parents (1:41)
B1. Are You On? (3:18)
B2. Mother (2:31)
B3. The New Crime (2:53)
B4. Please Go (1:55)

Get it here. Enjoy.


envythedead said...

this is a great listen. thanks for posting it!

envythedead said...

hmm. any idea if these records are still available? doesn't seem to be much info online.

smokeandmirrors said...

I bought my copy at an NYC art gallery that has having a show of Dzama's work, so not exactly a usual place to find records. I know the Trillium Press website no longer exists, so that's a bad sign as well...

brbeard said...

Hi! Is there any way that you'd be willing to re-upload this? Looks like it was on megaupload, so the files are property of the feds now :) I've heard Dracula and loved - would love to hear the rest!