Extremely excited to announce a special reissue of two cult classic albums from Microstoria, the duo of Markus Popp (Oval) and Jan St. Werner (Mouse on Mars) with the init ding and _snd remastered 2xLP, out January 26th.
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Considered foundational texts in ambient music, both albums equally sound just as cutting-edge now as on their initial release, continually cropping up in “best of” lists from the likes of Pitchfork and FACT while finding new fans through remixes by Jim O’Rouke and Stereolab. After being long out of print and coveted by collectors, both albums now finally receive the expanded reissue treatment as a double LP, featuring remixed sleeve artwork based on the original designs by Frieda Luczak and a full remaster of each by engineer Rashad Becker.
Alongside the announcement, the duo are sharing the remastered versions of "Endless Summer NAMM" (_snd) and "Communerism" (init ding). "Communerism" captures the thrilling energy of the duo's early studio sessions, Popp and Werner wresting paradoxically organic sounds from their electronics, arranged into dense thickets teeming with life. "Endless Summer NAMM" provides a subtle refinement of that same sonic palette, arranging colder, more deliberately digital sounds into warm washes of color that evoke the light and heat of late-summer evenings.
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init ding + snd is available to preorder now in a limited quantity of dual-color Side A/B opaque pink, Side C/D opaque green 2xLPs, including a digital download code.