One of the inaugural releases on the brand new limited-vinyl-only label Claire's Echo (a division of Clairecords) comes 4 exclusive tracks from the brilliant Acetate Zero. Acetate Zero formed in Paris, France in 1996. In the early stages of the band, they mimicked the sounds of a meeting with Disco Inferno and The Dead C. Over the last ten years, they have subtly yet exquisitely expanded on, minimized, and perfected their gorgeous timbre. Surely you will hear elements of Bedhead, Mogwai, and other such name-droppings. But they also incorporate electronic elements, loops and skittering additives, much like mid-to-late period Hood, perhaps. However, theirs is a sound that is all their own - one for late nights and grey skies and mournful beauty. The first single appeared in 1998, followed shortly in 1999 by their debut album 'Softcore Paradise' - released in an edition of 200 vinyl-only copies and selling out almost instantly. This album has since been reissued via US label Drumkid Records (originally slated for Slumberland Records but did not happen for reasons-unknown). As the band puts it, their finely honed and perfectly refined sound was now "A certain melancholy post lo-fi air of nothing." Several singles later, the group emerged with their second album 'Ground Altitude' in 2002, followed by 'Crestfallen', their 3rd album, in 2004 - both albums released on French label Arbouse Recordings. Again, these albums are now out of print and Acetate Zero leaves the masses yearning for more. Acetate Zero's performance are rare, less than two dozen in their decade of existence. However, during that time, they have played with Album Leaf, Encre, The New Year, Empress, and even took part in festival MO' FO # 4. Most recently they have toured with Rothko, intended to coincide with the release of Somehow About Perfection, but alas the stars did not align. Clearly, with the releases of Acetate Zero, the supply does not meet the demand. So what do we do? We offer to release a collectible, limited edition 12" record in a pressing of merely 300 copies. No more to be repressed ever. And it is with that, dear reader/listener, that we usher you to procure your copy before your next breath, your next blink, before you are too late... issued in 200 black vinyl, 100 grey vinyl, limited for life. Beautiful die-cut jacket designed by Aaron Winters, includes reversible full-size color insert.
item # 23213