Buzzle by Tim Story Limited Edition Vinyl

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Buzzle by Tim Story Limited Edition Vinyl

47.50

Released on November 15, 2017. Pre-order now.

In 2006, those who knew Tim Story as a craftsman of elegant, understated chamber music for post-moderns may have been in for a surprise with his latest release Buzzle. The creamy cello lines and hauntingly spare piano lines that listeners might have expected were certainly in short supply. But those who dove under the surface of Buzzle’s rich and seductive electronica found much that was familiar — and very Tim Story.

Story has a distinct sense of musical humor that manages to find its way onto a track or two of even his most somber and poignant work. In Buzzle, that quirky humor bubbles to the surface with regularity (as reflected in several of the track titles), relieving the dramatic tension produced by mysterious, indecipherable vocals and the curious electronic rhythms heard throughout the album. An almost subterranean thread linking these tracks is a smoky, lush abstraction that at times recalls the laconic existentialism of Portishead, Boards of Canada, and Amon Tobin. Buzzle is indeed atmospheric, enigmatic, and programmatic. But above all, it’s eminently listenable. All that Tim Story devotees love about his work is still here in spades.

Originally issued in an extremely limited CD run in 2006, this first-ever vinyl release comes in a high-quality limited edition of 500 copies on double 180-gram Coke-bottle clear vinyl in a deluxe matte finish gatefold sleeve, featuring the photography of Mark Packo throughout. Also included is a high-resolution, numbered art print, signed by Story and Packo. An MP3 download is also included with the vinyl edition.

Buzzle is also available in pristine digital sound as a lossless FLAC DL.

"Seething brilliance and dark seduction... This episodic album is wonderfully diverse in its arrangement, full of enticing synth-borne melodies, arcane modulations and shadows of regret. If Story's work is actually a spiritual searching through the medium of music, with Buzzle he has stumbled across more than a few haunted recollections."

-        Chuck van Zyl/Star’s End

“Astonishing… Story has opened the big bag of sounds and pulled out some new, unusual and perfectly effective elements that give Buzzle its incredible depth and character... I can't stop listening to it.”

-        John Shanahan, The Hypnagogue

"Buzzle is a perfect and intriguing union of the electronic and acoustic... Beautifully languorous, moody, smoky and lush... it's a CD of music that lives in the details. And there at least 100,000 or so to consider. "

-        Kerry Leimer, e/i

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Track List:

1. Rota 5.06

2. Prelude to Biting 2.36

3. Decelerate or Fasten 5.39

4. Vitreous 1.52

5. Monkey Builderizer 3.50

6. Pol Tees 3.43

7. Otherize 3.31

8. Dust Bale Hole 5.08

9. Cafe Kaputt 1.24

10. The Woman Singing 4.42

11. Albacranky 1.42

12. You Are Patient 4.21

13. Something Happened Here (remix) 2.43

14. Yeh! 4.06