Absolutely beautiful Japanese issue of Brittle Stars material on CD, housed in a heavyweight gatefold package. Limited to 440 copies for sale!After many years of out-of-print status, Brittle Stars material is finally available once again on CD format. This collection compiles all ten tracks from the 1999 debut album, one remix (the Rumpshaker remix by C.hand4d) from the Garage Sale collection, and a cover of OMD's classic "Souvenir".For the uninitiated, Brittle Stars took influences from The Sundays, New Order, OMD, My Bloody Valentine, and classic indiepop in general. The resulting mix of sound pretty much reflects that, at least we tend to think so. Fastcut Records' press release throws a few other contemporaries/influences in the mix, including Young Marble Giants, Au Revoir Simone, C86 and Sarah Records. No complaints here.Previous press release from the debut album on Shelflife Records: "The debut from Florida's Brittle Stars is definitely not one to miss. Any fan of shoegaze will adore this mix of dreamy female vocals floating upon layers of keyboards and guitars. Noisy enough to please Henry's Dress fans and poppy enough for Stereolab fans. Estelle's gorgeous voice is easily comparable to that of Karolina Club 8, Julia Acid House Kings, Jana Majestic 12 and Annemari Field Mice. Exquisite taste is shown in every melody, delicate precision in every riff... no wonder, since the members of Brittle Stars also run Florida's top pop labels, Clairecords and Claire de Leon."
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