Parallelogram

by Bardo Pond | Yo La Tengo

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    the parallelogram collection consists of the following five albums:

    -hiss golden messenger / michael chapman (TLR-109)
    -six organs of admittance / william tyler (TLR-110)
    -kurt vile / steve gunn (TLR-111)
    -thurston moore & john moloney: caught on tape / [alan] bishop – orcutt - corsano trio (TLR-112)
    -bardo pond / yo la tengo (TLR-113)

    each album consists of never before released material compiled especially with this collection in mind. each LP will be housed within its own letter pressed “matchbook” (similar in nature to the ones used on the eight trails, one path guitar compilation [TLR-091]) bearing new original artwork by casey burns and printed by dexterity press. each LP is pressed on 140g black vinyl pressed at record industry in the netherlands and includes a download coupon. all 5 LPs were mastered by patrick klem. all 5 LPs will ship simultaneously in a single package.

    a couple of years in the making, this collection represents a celebration of this label’s improbable fifteenth anniversary. it seemed appropriate to assemble an equally improbable project to celebrate the milestone. we cannot wait to share this collection with all of you.

    only approximately 950 five LP collections are available from three lobed. the parallelogram collection can only be purchased from three lobed as a five record set and not a la carte. all of the contributing artists will have individual copies of their respective albums for sale at a later date through their own channels. due to the nature of shipping for this particular collection, parallelogram is not eligible for combined shipping with other three lobed titles (or with additional parallelogram sets).

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*PHYSICAL LP OF THIS TITLE AVAILABLE FROM THIS LINK* - threelobed.com/tlr/parallelogram.html

Bardo Pond and Yo La Tengo have long travelled in similar circles as underground lifers, but have never shared space on a non-compilation release. Three Lobed Recordings is ecstatic to dedicate one of the albums of the Parallelogram collection to righting this cosmic wrong. Bardo’s “Screens For A Catch (Fur Bearing Eyes)” contains top shelf representations of all of the signature sonic elements that have long-since endeared this band to so many. In addition to the careful interplay of Gibbons brothers’ guitars, Isobel Sollenberger’s other-worldly vocal delivery, the unlike-anyone-else wall of sound, and the multi-phase, suite-like arrangement, this track sees new twists – such as Clint Takeda’s vocal harmonies – come into play. The eternally chameleonic Yo La Tengo exerts a certain mastery with respect to long-form songs. “Electric Eye,” the band’s immersive and heavy contribution to this LP, is a worthy addition to this portion of their canon. Georgia Hubley lays down a feral and commanding groove that glues together equal parts raw guitar phrasing with low end swirls. So hypnotic, and such a treat.

The Parallelogram collection originated in the particular magic that comes from finding the *right* musical pairing. We’ve all experienced the perfect song at the perfect time and know how electrifying it can be. The set and setting that combine to make those jukebox choices, mix tapes, or playlists really work can be so hard to define, but easy to identify once they are out there in the wild. Part of the fun for Three Lobed Recordings has always been trying to divine the alchemy of pairings that work to our ears. These efforts have time and time again taken the form of collections and collaborations, both as multi-volume releases (ranging from the trio of multi-disc series to the Not The Spaces You Know, But Between Them box set) and single albums (such as the collaborative albums from Golden Gunn or the Hagerty-Toth Band to the Eight Trails, One Path compilation). With this thought in mind, Three Lobed proudly presents Parallelogram, a collection of five carefully assembled split albums celebrating complementary musical pairings.

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released December 11, 2015

-BARDO POND-
Recorded in 2014 by MG at The Lemur House in Philadelphia, PA
Produced by MG and Bardo Pond

-YO LA TENGO-
Recorded by James in Hoboken.

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Three Lobed Recordings is a boutique record label that specializes in small print-run releases that cover all flavors of psychedelia. The label was started in 2000 and is largely operated by cats.

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