Ride Weather Diaries 2LP
Ride Weather Diaries 2LP
Genre: Alternative
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Ride Weather Diaries 2LP

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SKU:
WICLP151
UPC:
5055036215107
First Album In Over 20 Years!
Double LP!


Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, 'Weather Diaries' is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early '90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that's ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive.

The first single from the album, 'Charm Assault' was unveiled in February to a flurry of acclaim from media and fans alike. Marrying the psychedelic muscle of Tame Impala's "Elephant" with the rhythmic twists and turns of My Bloody Valentine's "Feed me with your kiss", Bell and Gardeners' harmonies evoke The Who playing "A Quick One" at the Rolling Stones' "Rock and roll circus". The lyrics see Ride railing at the "focused, raw, reptilian ambition" of certain unspecified people in power, who "set fire to your world, and let it burn". The song effortlessly flits from section to section, taking in influences ranging from Sonic Youth's dungeon circa "Death Valley '69" through to a jarring, repetitive chord sequence reminiscent of David Bowie's "Chant of the ever circling Skeletal Family" - one of the songs Bowie wrote for a musical based on Orwell's "1984".

The second taster from the new album revealed last month was 'Home Is A Feeling', a widescreen, sonicaly, layered, slowed motion warm wash hinting at the breadth and ambition of the new material on 'Weather Diaries'. From the huge sonic storm at the end of the eponymous title track 'Weather Diaries' to the addictive verses of 'Cali’, the material is as unmistakably Ride as ever, yet written from the vantage point of men who have experienced life's trials and tribulations. There's an anger at society that comes out in the sprawling opening track 'Lannoy Point' and in 'All I Want', the latter exploring the idea of Britain aping 1930s Germany over cascading drums and multi-layered vocals.

The album will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who worked with Ride during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album 'Nowhere' and produced its follow up 'Going Blank Again'.

"Whether downcast or upbeat, drifting or driving, the songs levitate with those familiar sighing/soaring harmonies and cascading guitar lines, and a slight haze that coats almost everything, thickening only for a brief ambient instrumental." - Andy Kellman, allmusic.com

Features:
• Vinyl Double LP
• Limited Edition Embossed Sleeve (front and back)

Selections:
Side A:

1. Lannoy Point
2. Charm Assault
Side B:
3. All I Want
4. Home Is A Feeling
5. Weather Diaries
Side C:
6. Rocket Silver Symphony
7. Lateral Alice
8. Cali
Side D:
9. Integration Tape
10. Impermanence
11. White Sands
Description
First Album In Over 20 Years!
Double LP!


Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, 'Weather Diaries' is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early '90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that's ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive.

The first single from the album, 'Charm Assault' was unveiled in February to a flurry of acclaim from media and fans alike. Marrying the psychedelic muscle of Tame Impala's "Elephant" with the rhythmic twists and turns of My Bloody Valentine's "Feed me with your kiss", Bell and Gardeners' harmonies evoke The Who playing "A Quick One" at the Rolling Stones' "Rock and roll circus". The lyrics see Ride railing at the "focused, raw, reptilian ambition" of certain unspecified people in power, who "set fire to your world, and let it burn". The song effortlessly flits from section to section, taking in influences ranging from Sonic Youth's dungeon circa "Death Valley '69" through to a jarring, repetitive chord sequence reminiscent of David Bowie's "Chant of the ever circling Skeletal Family" - one of the songs Bowie wrote for a musical based on Orwell's "1984".

The second taster from the new album revealed last month was 'Home Is A Feeling', a widescreen, sonicaly, layered, slowed motion warm wash hinting at the breadth and ambition of the new material on 'Weather Diaries'. From the huge sonic storm at the end of the eponymous title track 'Weather Diaries' to the addictive verses of 'Cali’, the material is as unmistakably Ride as ever, yet written from the vantage point of men who have experienced life's trials and tribulations. There's an anger at society that comes out in the sprawling opening track 'Lannoy Point' and in 'All I Want', the latter exploring the idea of Britain aping 1930s Germany over cascading drums and multi-layered vocals.

The album will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who worked with Ride during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album 'Nowhere' and produced its follow up 'Going Blank Again'.

"Whether downcast or upbeat, drifting or driving, the songs levitate with those familiar sighing/soaring harmonies and cascading guitar lines, and a slight haze that coats almost everything, thickening only for a brief ambient instrumental." - Andy Kellman, allmusic.com

Features:
• Vinyl Double LP
• Limited Edition Embossed Sleeve (front and back)

Selections:
Side A:

1. Lannoy Point
2. Charm Assault
Side B:
3. All I Want
4. Home Is A Feeling
5. Weather Diaries
Side C:
6. Rocket Silver Symphony
7. Lateral Alice
8. Cali
Side D:
9. Integration Tape
10. Impermanence
11. White Sands
ISBN
Genre
Alternative
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Ride
Title
Weather Diaries
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
04-21-2017
Release Date
06-14-2017
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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