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Curious Music Announces Limited-Edition Vinyl Release of
Buzzle by Tim Story
Also available as lossless FLAC-DL
November 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Russ Curry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist: Tim Story
Catalog: curio 7
Release Date: November 15, 2017
Format: 2 x Coke-bottle clear 180-gram vinyl
Photos: Mark Packo
Curious Music is pleased to announce the limited-edition vinyl and FLAC release of Buzzle by Tim Story.
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 devotees love Tim Story's 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.
Buzzle has been remastered by Tim Story and was pressed at Memphis Record Pressing in Memphis, Tennessee.
Read the Buzzle liner notes here.
"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
ABOUT TIM STORY
Hailed as "a true artist in the electronic medium" by Victory Review and "a master of electronic chamber music" by CD Review, Tim Story's work has garnered an international reputation for its haunting elegance and meticulous compositional detail. In addition to nine solo albums and many compilation appearances, Story's work has appeared on numerous television and film soundtracks including Caravan, a feature-length documentary from the production company of acclaimed Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar. Story's music has been nominated for a Grammy award (for 1988's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a children's recording with Glenn Close), and a NAIRD "Best Album" award (for Beguiled). Also a noted producer, recent production credits include the legendary duo Cluster's final album Qua in 2010. Curious Music’s upcoming releases Second Sight by Kate St. John and Luxa by Harold Budd have each been remastered for vinyl by Story.
ABOUT CURIOUS MUSIC
Curious Music was founded in 1988 by Russ Curry, releasing numerous CDs and records, promoting tours and administering licensing and publishing agreements. After a period of dormancy lasting nearly 16 years, Curry rebooted the label in 2017, with a focus on creating unique, high-quality limited-edition vinyl and digital releases. Current and upcoming releases include the work of Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Tim Story, CM von Hausswolff, Kate St. John, Harold Budd, Dieter Moebius and Dwight Ashley with more to follow.
Our mission is to inspire and nurture the curious spirit – one curiosity at a time.
- 2 x 180-gram Coke-bottle clear vinyl limited to 500 copies
- Deluxe matte varnish gatefold sleeve
- Numbered high-resolution art print signed by Tim Story and Artist Mark Packo
- Previously unpublished photos
- New liner notes by Tim Story
- Remastered for vinyl by Tim Story
- Pressed at Memphis Record Pressing, Memphis, Tennessee