FOR IMMEDIATE PRE-ORDER - A Journey of Giraffes: Retro Porter Out June 7, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE PRE-ORDER – A Journey of Giraffes: Retro Porter Out June 7, 2024

Retro Porter is the lucky 7th album by A Journey of Giraffes for Somewherecold Records. Recorded in Barcelona and Baltimore, among other places, the album derives its inspiration from the architectural feats of Antoni Gaudi. Using Gaudi’s technique of trencadis- where cracked tile is rearranged and placed in a surreal yet somehow organized pattern- AJOG takes the fragments of sound and applies them in recursive formations. Motifs appear, dissolve, and reappear amidst other motifs undergoing the same process— familiarity escalates in tandem with unfamiliarity at a growing pace.

Retro Porter also draws its breath from the idea of the flaneur (see The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin). As described elsewhere, the flaneur “sees the world through a kaleidoscope, finds solitude in a crowd, and delights in anonymity.”

In short, everything connects neatly in Retro Porter though the pieces might appear disparate and diffuse. The sounds of this album disorient and orient simultaneously. The sum of all your daydreams writ large.

A Journey of Giraffes: Retro Porter will be out on June 7, 2024 on dual CD and all digital formats. The album is limited to 25 copies, so if you want a physical copy, get it before the pre-orders run out.

Previously on Somewherecold…..

The new Concussed album is now up for pre-order and I guarantee you will not be disappointed with this masterpiece. Get a physical copy while they last!

Lastly, Odist‘s debut album cascading memories is now up for pre-order as well and will be limited to 30 copies (with some going to both artists). Odist is made up of Shane Beck and The Corrupting Sea. The album will be premiered on Veil of Sound sometime in April before the release date!


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