Black Dice Treat 'Beaches & Canyons' to Vinyl Reissue
Published Jun 05, 2013Brooklyn experimentalists Black Dice's sonic journey has taken them in countless directions, but the band are poised to revisit one of its most iconic phases via a vinyl reissue of their debut album, Beaches & Canyons, which DFA delivers August 6.
A press release notes that the double-LP set has been out of print for more than five years and will now come packaged with a digital download code. Beyond that, the reissue appears to be the same as the original pressing.
The record was a turning point for the band, who had previously pummelled listeners with white-noise hardcore blitzes on releases for imprints like Vermin Scum, Gravity Records and Troubleman Unlimited. The "meditative, emotional and lovely" Beaches & Canyons, meanwhile, featured five extended pieces that retained some of that chaos, but also dabbled in spiralling electronics, blissed-out instrumentation and extended passages of ocean sounds.
Black Dice's last full-length was 2012's Mr. Impossible.
In other news, Black Dice's Eric Copeland will issue a new solo LP called Joke in the Hole on July 17, also through DFA.
Beaches & Canyons:
2. Things Will Never Be the Same
3. The Dream Is Going Down
4. Endless Happiness
5. Big Drop