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Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

$16.99

Back in print for the first time in 5 years, and if you ask me, not a minute too soon. As influential now as it was upon its original release in 2002, the first LP ever on DFA gets a remaster by Bob Weston and a new matte jacket. Includes instant digital download with purchase.

Tracklisting:

  1. Seabird
  2. Things Will Never Be the Same
  3. The Dream Is Going Down
  4. Endless Happiness
  5. Big Drop
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Black Dice - Big Deal (LIES071)
Black Dice - Big Deal (LIES071)

Black Dice - Big Deal (LIES071)

$15.99

Forming during 1997 in Providence, Rhode Island experimental group Black Dice have without question paved their own way through their 20 year career. Doing what you want to do when you want to do it, no questions asked with a fully informed yet blatant disregard for everything surrounding them, always with acute execution and an ever changing singular sound. No gimmicks, no nonsense, since the beginning.

Somehow it would only make sense for Dice and L.I.E.S. to link up and after a long friendship we see it come to fruition. With this two track 12 inch Dice put their foot on the gas and ramp it up. You wanted to shred? Well this shreds. Is it a snapshot of the past? A possible nod of things to come? A moment frozen in time? We leave it for you to decide.

Tracklist

  • A1-Big Deal
  • B1-Last Laugh
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Black Dice - Cone Toaster
Black Dice - Cone Toaster

Black Dice - Cone Toaster

$4.99

This track is basically the benchmark whenever we have a good chat around the office about a "classic DFA 12". Features a remix of Endless Happiness by EYE of The Boredoms on the flip.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cone Toaster
  2. Endless Happiness (EYƎ Remix)
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Black Dice - Creature Comforts
Black Dice - Creature Comforts

Black Dice - Creature Comforts

$9.99

The second classic album by Black Dice on DFA. Comes in a super heavy tip-on sleeve with neon printing that you need to see to believe. Comes bundled with an instant download in 320 mp3 format.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cloud Pleaser
  2. Treetops
  3. Island
  4. Creature
  5. Live Loop
  6. Skeleton
  7. Schwip Schwap
  8. Night Flight
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Black Dice - Manoman

Black Dice - Manoman

$2.99 $9.99

Black Dice - Manoman

Black Dice - Manoman

$2.99 $9.99

Eventually compiled on the Paw Tracks LP "Load Blown", here's three Black Dice tracks only available on vinyl here.

**STILL Includes a 24x24 poster designed by Bjorn Copeland. It's got a zebra on it.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Manoman
  2. Gore
  3. Toka Toka
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Black Dice - Miles of Smiles
Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

$0.99 $9.99

Smiles for miles. The Black Dice classic comes with Miles of Smiles on the A-side and Trip Dude Delay to the B-side in a beautifully collaged sleeve.

Tracklisting:

  1. Miles of Smiles
  2. Trip Dude Delay
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Black Dice - Smiling Off
Black Dice - Smiling Off

Black Dice - Smiling Off

$4.99

Features remixes by The DFA, Luomo, and ZZ Pot. Double vinyl in a picture sleeve.

A1. Smiling Off (DFA Remix) 
A2. Smiling Off (Luomo Remix)
B1. Smiling Off (ZZ Pot)
B2. Smiling Off (Album Version) 

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Boof ‎– The Hydrangeas Whisper
Boof ‎– The Hydrangeas Whisper

Boof ‎– The Hydrangeas Whisper

$14.99

Fulton's been pursuing BOOF on and off over the past 15 years, and the flower-themed project houses some of his prettiest work. His instrumental and production prowess has never been in question, but The Hydrangeas Whisper ups the bar, marrying dubby synths and free-flowing guitar improvisation, dipping and diving in and out of various genres. The Hydrangeas Whisper feels like a culmination of sorts, the best of a grip of albums Fulton's issued over the past decade. He's beat the house LP problem by making something that feels like a DJ set, with stylistic leaps and no breaks between tracks. In fact, his intricate sound seems natural for this format. In a climate where scores of anonymous producers are handing in equally indistinguishable tracks, Fulton's carving out his odd, incredibly personal path.

Tracklist 

SIDE A 
01. Intro To It's Sunny S Outside 
02. Birgit Boogie 
03. The Hydrangeas Whisper  
SIDE B 
04. Cat Soulcat Strut 
05. Backlash 
06. Pete Found His Z 
Side C
07. Emi's M 
08. Just On The Swings 
Side D
09. Tomoko's O 
10. Solar Eclipse On A Friday Morning 

 

 

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Canyons - Fire Eyes
Canyons - Fire Eyes

Canyons - Fire Eyes

$4.99

Drawing influences from the far corners of planet Earth and beyond, Australia's Canyons strikes a balance between psych and acid house, pop and disco, fiction and fact. Leo Holiday and Ryan Sea-mist have been producing their distinctly boundary-less modern cacophony for a couple of years now, attracting interest from fans of eclectic, irreverent dance music everywhere. The duo has remixed tracks for Empire of the Sun and Ladyhawke, and also runs the Hole in the Sky label. Fire Eyes is Canyons' first release for DFA Records and follows recent compilation appearances on Modular, Lo Recordings, and Cosmo Vitelli's I'm a Cliche, among others. Their debut album is in the making and will be out on Modular in late '09 / early '10. With the odd remix in the pipelines, Canyons are also piecing together a full live band to take their musical healing on the road and to the people. 

 

"Leo Holiday and Ryan Sea-mist are the dynamos behind Australia's Canyons, offering tantalizing disco-meets-acid-house treats with a touch of pop for easy dancing pleasure...." --Urb Magazine  

 

"... deep, grinding house that sounds like [Canyons] has been listening to Art Ensemble of Chicago and/or Popo." --The Fader

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Fire Eyes
  2. Dancing On Silk
  3. Fire Eyes (Jacques Renault's Living In The Jungle Mix)
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Capracara - King of the Witches
Capracara - King of the Witches

Capracara - King of the Witches

$5.99

The man behind the name Capracara is Englishman Jonathan Burnip, who has released 2 acid drenched singles on UK label Soul Jazz and remixed for the likes of Matt Edward’s Rekids label and Kill The DJ. He also remixes as one half of Tiger Timing and has contributed to the esoteric disco label History Clock. His latest project is 'Churchill's Leopards' with Joel Martin of Quiet Village.

'King of the Witches' takes its cues from the psychotronic, primitive electronics of early house music and ancestral rhythms of heathen drum machines. Chock full of wonky leftfield quirkiness and primitive sounding gear, the song is geared for the headz and the headphones and is so uniquely catchy and bouncy, it sounds more Jean Jacques Perry than Jacque Lu Cont.
The remix comes courtesy of NYC legends Rub ‘N’ Tug (Thomas Bullock and Eric Duncan), who create what will inevitably be one of the remixes of 2009, and no it is not too early to make that statement. They flip what might sound quaint into something sinister and ever-growing, a dark loopy anthemic interpretation that does nothing but help cement their status as the most creative and exciting remixers and musicians working today.

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Carter Tutti Void - f (x) [White Vinyl]
Carter Tutti Void - f (x) [White Vinyl]

Carter Tutti Void - f (x) [White Vinyl]

$22.99

LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL

Containing all new studio recordings Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Chris & Cosey / Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) expand and explore onward from their critically acclaimed 2012 debut  album ‘Transverse'. 

Featuring their distinctive metallic guitar sound, distorted vocals, resounding bass lines and electro industrial rhythms this music is not for the fainthearted. 

The vinyl album has five tracks and comes with a free digital download code. 

f (x)  will be released worldwide by the legendary Industrial Records label (home of Throbbing Gristle since 1976).

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CCFX - CCFX EP

CCFX - CCFX EP

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CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP

CCFX - CCFX EP

$12.99

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington resulting from a merger between two seminal Olympia pop music outfits; CC Dust and Trans FX. On their debut self-titled EP, artists Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques offer a record that is at once a showcase and aberration of what is currently coming out of the Pacific Northwest. 

Recorded and (re)mixed with local OG Captain Tripps, the EP's sound partially recalls late 90’s/early 00’s indie pop as chiming, melodic guitar parts counter and complement Mary Jane’s brilliant voice. In the same vein of the past few decades' most beloved and coveted hitmakers (both in the clubs as well as on the radio), the music feeds on a sense of nostalgia not necessarily specific to any one time or place – sun-kissed riffs seem to go on forever, supported by a steady breakbeat. 

The timbre of the music is warm and just slightly fuzzed out, and the expressive quality of Mary Jane's voice is pushed to the front. The b-side's "Ode," a late CC Dust piece, and "2Tru," written by Popovic, were put together around the time of Trans FX's The Clearing, whereas "The One to Wait" and "Venetian Screens" found Dunphe, Jaques and McDonnell picking up where they left off a year later, swept up in the productive frenzy leading to TFX's latest effort, Gaslit.

CCFX, over the course of this palpable evolution, have struck that rare yet essential balance between heartfelt sincerity and calculated disillusionment, bearing the mark of a project which is as fearless as it is humble, out there living as big as it wants to be. These four tracks grant listeners access to suppressed and superseded feelings from youth, paired with a backwards glint of whatever strange luxury this epoch's future might still hold. FFO St Etienne, Q Lazarus, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, dancing, celebrations, success stories, TFX, CCの, etc.
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Crooked Man - Crooked Man 2xLP
Crooked Man - Crooked Man 2xLP

Crooked Man - Crooked Man 2xLP

$24.99

See that man on a far off hill, working his dog while attempting to find shelter from the howling wind and driving rain? That’s the Crooked Man, the very antithesis of the modern dance music producer. He lives a simple life, dragging his world‐weary soul across the moors in an endless bid to escape the fallout from 30 years spent at the forefront of Sheffield’s electronic music scene. Once regarded as one of the Steel City’s greatest selectors, he now admits to being gripped by fear at the idea of DJing, and refuses to spend any time in nightclubs. 

He may be ill at ease with the darkroom throb of 21st century clubs, but the house music the Crooked Man produces is as weighty, alien, raw and left of‐centre as anything you’d get from many a hyped young producer. He’s assisted in his studio endeavours by two other Sheffield survivors: former Clock DVA man Michael Ward, and David Lewin, once the other half of Bleep & Booster with former ABC and Vice Versa man Stephen Singleton.

The Crooked Man’s music blends wonky electronic rhythms, heavy bass and razor sharp, politically aware lyrics, often delivered by the honeyed tonsils of Pete Simpson. For proof, check out the banker‐baiting “Scum (Always Rises The Top)”, or the bittersweet social commentary of “Fools & Fanatics”. The Crooked Man may be world weary, but he’s still brimming with rage. Few could have foreseen a link between this jaded recluse and New York’s militantly forward‐looking DFA Records. But then again, the Crooked Man does have history.

Raised a farm boy, his life changed when he first heard the industrial funk and futurist electronic pop of local bands Cabaret Voltaire and the Human League. Bored of having no decent parties to go to, he became DJ Parrot and began promoting the soon to be legendary Jive Turkey events in 1985. Alongside his DJ partner Winston Hazel, he united Sheffield’s disparate dancers by joining the dots between Northern Soul, disco, hip‐hop, electro and the emerging underground dance sounds of Chicago, Detroit and New York.

In 1987, an early foray into music production accidentally created a hit record, the major label‐signed “Hustle (To The Music)” by Funky Worm. The commercial desires of a large, conservative label proved hugely frustrating, and he soon yearned to break free and head back underground. Salvation came from within Sheffield, with the launch of Warp Records. He teamed up with Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H Kirk under the Sweet Exorcist alias, delivering the peerless “Testone” in 1990, one of the landmark records of the bleep era. The pair went on to release the first album on Warp, C.C.E.P., in 1991.

Many records under different aliases followed, for both independent and major labels, before Parrot once again found himself chart‐bound as part of eccentric Steel City trio All Seeing I. Their debut album, 1999’s Pickled Eggs & Sherbet, featured contributions from some of Sheffield’s finest, including Jarvis Cocker and The Human League’s Phil Oakey.

Since then, Parrot has kept a low profile. When not working his sheepdogs, he’s quietly produced for Roisin Murphy, Add N To (X), Richard Hawley and Toddla T, amongst others. His decision, some years back, to revisit his love of raw, bass‐heavy house music merely marks another twist in the winding path of the Crooked Man.

Tracklist:

  1. Coming Up For Air
  2. This Machine (Kills Me)
  3. The Girl With Better Clothes
  4. Scum (Always Rises To The Top)
  5. Preset
  6. Fools And Fanatics
  7. Try Me
  8. I'll Be Loving You
  9. Happiness
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Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games EP
Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games EP

Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games EP

$9.99

Limited vinyl edition of two previously digital-only singles by Berlin singer, songwriter, and producer. Dan Bodan, hailed by Pitchfork as "an expression of the storied NYC dance label's more oddball tastes." First up is "Anonymous", a poignant portrait of yearning for the post-Facebook generation. The A side is rounded out with a remix by DJ Richard (1/2 White Material with Young Male) that manages to drag the track to even deeper depths of anxiety. 

The flip features 2013 single "Hunger Games", a widescreen epic of a track that will be stripped down to the bare minimum on Dan's forthcoming LP. It features production by left-field dance geniuses Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala of Renaissance Man. Also featured is the acclaimed Stadium Remix. Comes in a custom spineless picture sleeve featuring an illustration by Julien Ceccaldi.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Anonymous
  2. Anonymous (DJ Richard Remix)
  3. Hunger Games
  4. Hunger Games (Stadium Remix)
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Dan Bodan - Soft
Dan Bodan - Soft

Dan Bodan - Soft

$14.99

The cassette is an edition of 300, and is a special split release with Vancouver's 1080p. 

Includes a digital download.

Comes in a custom matte sleeve with spot gloss embellishments. Album illustrations courtesy of contemporary artist Julien Ceccaldi. This is one of the nicest records we have ever pressed. I promise. 

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“I write about the things I know, but it should be interesting for other people. So I want it to be like a really great roman-a-clef, or reading your older sisters diary.” - Dan Bodan

“Soft”, the new album from Dan Bodan, is a rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, Soundcloud collage, and post-empire paranoia. Co-produced with Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala (Renaissance Man) and featuring M.E.S.H., 18+, Great Skin, Latisha Faulkner, Dena Yago, and Stadium.

Berlin based songwriter Dan Bodan was born in the wide open Canadian prairies and raised in Montreal. Reared on the city’s underground noise and experimental music scene, Bodan moved to Berlin 8 years ago. Blossoming in the city’s unique mixture of crumbling old-world european values, start-up philanthropy, sleepless techno and epic grey skies, he began writing songs to soundtrack his train rides through the city and make sense of it all.

Working together with a team of world-class producers, poets and artists, he writes songs to fit comfortably in that space between the finger and the mousepad, the bedroom and the club, the earth and the ether.

“He blows in like a sweet guardian angel over the beat, making a track so light it feels almost like daylight peeking into a dark nightclub.”
- The Fader

“The real star is his voice, which quivers as it rises and falls through each line, powerful but slightly fragile”
- Resident Advisor

 Track List: 

  1. A Soft Opening
  2. Anonymous
  3. Romeo
  4. Soft As Rain
  5. For Heaven's Sake (Let's Fall In Love) <3
  6. Reload
  7. Jaws of Life
  8. Rusty
  9. Catching Fire
  10. Good Time Summer

 

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Dan Bodan - Soft (Limited Edition White Label)
Dan Bodan - Soft (Limited Edition White Label)

Dan Bodan - Soft (Limited Edition White Label)

$9.99

A great record for a romantic evening! Fortunately we have a few of these left in our closet, and would love to send them to a happy home. single LP hand-stamped white labels on black vinyl, numbered out of 100. Includes an instant MP3 download.
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Dawn People - The Star Is Your Future
Dawn People - The Star Is Your Future

Dawn People - The Star Is Your Future

$10.00

Dawn People’s The Star Is Your Future is a studio collaboration between New York musicians Nick Forte and Peter Negroponte. The pair’s mutual disregard for musical categorization results in a genre-bending ride on the nine-track LP, which portrays their diverse backgrounds while maintaining a sense of accessibility, continuity, and purpose. 

Both veterans of the underground experimental scene, the duo entered into the project preparing to make a serious racket. In time, their mutual appreciation for breezy 70’s jazz fusion, kraut rock, and library funk became apparent, setting the course for the sessions. In the summer of 2016, they started tracking live jams with drums and electronics at the Outlier Inn studio in upstate New York with engineer Josh Druckman. As the tracks took shape, Forte and Druckman arranged the material and Negroponte overdubbed guitar, synthesizer, bass, and percussion. Finally, the tracks were handed to Abe Seiferth for mixing and post production.   

Dawn People’s dense, funky, and psychedelic music is the result of the wide range of musical influences of the collaborators. Nick Forte’s resume spans influential hardcore punk band Rorschach, post-punk outfit Beautiful Skin, and recent underground sensation Raspberry Bulbs. With Dawn People, Forte digs deep into his own childhood nostalgia: making mixtapes from the early NYC hip hop show “Rap Attack”, watching Christian Marclay experiment with vinyl on the TV show “Night Flight”, and his first musical instrument, the Casio SK1 sampler keyboard. 

Peter Negroponte is a virtuosic drummer and guitarist whose influences are rooted in rock & roll, jazz, funk, fusion, and free improvisation. In reaction to his brief stint at the New England Conservatory, Negroponte sought to transcend what he felt to be an esoteric approach to making “experimental” music by forming the psychedelic-art-rock-noise-funk band Guerilla Toss. He has worked with an array of contemporary DIY labels such as Feeding Tube, NNA Tapes, Digitalis, and John Zorn’s Tzadik. 

The sound of this LP harkens back to a time not too long ago, in the early - mid 90’s, with groups like Air, Cornelius, Stereolab, Tortoise, and Cibo Matto. All these artists combined a love of Krautrock & David Axelrod records into a lushly produced jigsaw puzzle of live instrumentation, editing, sampling, and immaculate production. It is a genre that Pitchfork’s Eric Harvey recently described as “recombinant pop”, which is applied to “adventurous, sample-driven and style-copping music”. 

The Star Is Your Future shifts aesthetically and dramatically between sections and phrases, woozy in the best way and never unfocused. Together, Forte and Negroponte have cobbled together a dazzling scope of sonic elements to create something cohesive and 
mesmerizing – put on the record and get lost in the haze. 

Tracklist:
1. Be Cool Tonight
2. Get Life
3. Inner Refuge
4. Never Be Afraid
5. Eurybath
6. Wishing Ring
7. Dawn People
8. Chew On Air
9. The Star Is Your Future
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Delia & Gavin - The Days of Mars
Delia & Gavin - The Days of Mars

Delia & Gavin - The Days of Mars

$4.99

The Days of Mars contains four tracks that range in length between 11 and 14 minutes. Made mostly with analog keyboards.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Seabird
  2. Things Will Never Be the Same
  3. The Dream Is Going Down
  4. Endless Happiness
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Delia & Gavin - Track 5
Delia & Gavin - Track 5

Delia & Gavin - Track 5

$4.99 $9.99

The lost "5th Track" from the Delia & Gavin "Days of Mars" album sessions. Comes in a beautiful picture sleeve and features a remix by Ame. Comes with an instant digital download!

Tracklisting:

  1. Track 5
  2. Track 5 (Âme Remix)
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Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness
Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness
Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness
Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness

Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness

$10.00

Horse Follows Darkness is the second record by Delia Gonzalez, her follow up to the album “In Remembrance”.

The title is taken from a werewolf genre film her 8 year old son Wolfgang had created. At this time, Wolfgang also turned Delia onto a genre of cinema she had always resisted - the American Western. 

Delia explains that what she observed “was all relevant - the album is based on our personal experience of moving back to America (from Berlin) and the journey that followed. The record is a manifestation of that, and what one creates for themselves under the given circumstances. Coming back to America, I felt like a foreigner and NYC / America felt like the Wild West. Most Westerns from the 1960s to the present have revisionist themes. Many were made by emerging major filmmakers who saw the Western as an opportunity to expand their criticism of American society and values into
a new genre.”

The narrative of the record is one of re-encountering the frontier mentality that shaped the country but somehow never faded. This time as a foreigner. The genre of the Western remains pertinent, many of the same stories of that brutally deromanticised era are still relevant today. America hasn’t changed - the cast, times and settings have, but we still hold onto the same ideal.

Horse Follows Darkness is essentially a modern electronic soundtrack for the Revisionist Western. Even the idea for the record cover is inspired by one of the most well known modern Westerns, Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs Miller. 

The album was recorded with Abe Seiferth at Transmitter Park studios, which Delia likens to “going to the finest tailor”. Abe became an integral part of the recording, playing guitar and helping to suggest experimenting with different synthesizers, something Delia was keen to do. Delia refers to Abe as a magical and incredibly intuitive collaborator” regarding the sound of the record.

The music that emerged from these recording sessions combines a range of influences - from the compositions of Erik Satie to ‘Salon De Musique’, the solo piano record by Su Tissue (of the L.A. punk band Suburban Lawns). The record also took on a much different shape and sound with the introduction of the Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, as well as a vintage Korg Poly synth and the Roland SH-101. The golden era Krautrock recordings of bands like Neu!, Cluster & Harmonia were touchstones as well, the repetition, swirling soundscapes and locked-in rhythm tracks. 

Delia Gonzalez is a Cuban-American musician and artist, based in both New York City & Berlin. Her disciplines include everything from composer to filmmaker, dancer / choreographer, sculptor, painter & performance artist. Her musical career with DFA Records began in 2004 when the label released the 12” single “Relevee”, followed by the album of cosmic acid-house “The Days of Mars”, with Delia and then musical partner Gavin Russom.

In 2015, DFA released Delia’s first solo album entitled “In Remembrance”, which was a full piano score for a 30 minute filmed ballet, a perfect example of the type of work Delia creates as a multi-disciplinary artist.

**PRE-ORDER** Releases May 5, 2017

Tracklisting:

1. In Through The Light
2. Hidden Song
3. Roulette
4. Horse Follows Darkness
5. Vesuvius

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