Label: No Kings
2020 repress, limited to 60 copies
Black vinyl LPs with new screenprinted reverse-board jackets designed by Lee Noble, risograph inserts, black sleeves.
It’s a catalog that has canonized a style, absolving for the rest of us our short-lived, limited-run, lo-fi, sold-out, essential and unaccountable suburban warbled bedroom collages heard once or lost, or played to ruin. It is a singular, sustained warmth reverse-looped, slowed and low-pitched to a slur then cut and smeared out across itself. An off-kilter rattle, an open-tuned trance. The fleeting and the incidental balanced against the willful and the measured. Dimensions restless, texture insatiable. Frank Baugh has been crafting sounds as Sparkling Wide Pressure from Murfreesboro, TN since 2007. Clouds and Stairs is his fourth release for No Kings and our very first vinyl record. —TJ Richards