ISOLATION - isolation (uk, 1973)
Gatefold from Mater Tapes, bonus DVD of original Isolation art film, notes by band members, lyrics, photos.
Fmt: LP Ltd 500 sclp 012 5033281011330
one of englands rarest privately pressed progressive lps, isolation is barely known and generally misunderstood. its a concept lp tackling the sense of loneliness and loss after the breakup of a relationship, and was performed with an accompanying experimental film which has miraculously survived. the film is 18 minutes long in glorious black and white, the use of shadow is very akin to the work of Alexandr Hackenschmied and Maya Derren, and follows a beautiful young woman from a London Railway Station on a train journey to a country field. The lp has fantastic compositions of melodic progressive rock with a repeated Theme and returns to the lines "And now theres nothing" throughout. Originals are valued at £2000+
manufactured in Sainted Albion on the legendary EMI presses where all the original Beatles LPs were pressed. we use as many environmental principles as possible, eg no shrinkwrap. textured gatefold sleeves.
British acetate and private pressing LPs dating from 1965-78, the most valuable LPs that exist
this is the third batch in an ongoing series of over 100 scheduled super rare and unknown archive recordings of British underground LPs. all have restored audio striking a balance between cleaning up often unique yet battered original recordings and retaining the power and authenticity of the original sounds witnout heavy compression, restoration by Reynolds, at craftsman level.
priced as competitively as possible to allow street level access to million pound prog behemoths.
(note - cover artwork is subject to minor changes in typography ]