A THOUSAND PLATEAUS
(self titled)
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A THOUSAND PLATEAUS (self titled) - released September, 2020

Track List:

Even the Sun Has a Dial

Sabellian

My Purchase

The Night Will Open

I Have You

Avivit

November Snow

The Natural Lawbreakers

About the Release:

Recorded at Drum Farm Studio - Menomonie, WI

Produced by A Thousand Plateaus

Mixed by John Richardson

Engineered by Jackson Dols

Mastered by Jonathan Pines at Private Studios

Released by Alps of Maldives Press

We present our self-titled album, A Thousand Plateaus, as a portrait of a band that still dances close to the fire. What follows is our own assessment of the album’s tracks, and its overall sound…

A Thousand Plateaus is big and unafraid from its opening track, “Even the Sun has a Dial,” the lyrics of which draw upon life experience, serving somewhat as a lesson from our “now selves” to our “then selves”. The second track, “Sabellian” ,” an ode to lost peoples and lost languages, and by extension, a lost way of seeing things, is also a statement against empire (in this case Rome, but not much of a stretch to spell it differently), and so we believe pretty fitting for the state of screwedupness we presently find ourselves in. Like “Sun Dial,” the song is played forward and with resolve. So too is “My Purchase,” which comments on the denial of science in the face of the undeniability of scientific fact. The listener may be steered in the direction of Covid here, but hell, one could also just step outside and consider climate change. The album’s forth track, “The Night will Open,” strives for a depth of sound that might harken back to the 4AD catalogue of the mid-80’s, and we would readily confess to the influences such seminal acts as the Cocteau Twins, The Birthday Party, and Bauhaus.  Certainly the more tender of our influences may be detected in  “I Have You.” A song written from “the point of view of death,” this fifth track is perhaps another that maturity has enabled, particularly as we also find it so sweetly melodious. The album’s sixth song, “Avivit,” calmly unfolds as if it were a story being told at the end of a bar, and hits in the middle like a shot of Spirytus, inserting a re-connection with the bigness of the album sound. The final song on the vinyl release, “November Snow,” is similar to the album’s opening number with respect to “lessons learned from life,” but moves more evenly and methodically to its dark climax. “The Natural Lawbreakers” is not on the LP record, but will be made available to purchasers as a high resolution download. We believe the song provides a fitting cap to the collection, and feels perhaps like a walk through tall rolling grasses at early dusk.

 
A THOUSAND PLATEAUS
MY PURCHASE (single)
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A THOUSAND PLATEAUS - My Purchase - released September, 2020

About the Single:

Recorded at Drum Farm Studio - Menomonie, WI

Produced by A Thousand Plateaus

Mixed by John Richardson

Engineered by Jackson Dols

Mastered by Jonathan Pines at Private Studios

Released by Alps of Maldives Press

My Purchase is a single released as part of the band's self-titled full-length album, A Thousand Plateaus. The song is a commentary on the denial of science in the face of the undeniability of scientific fact. The listener may be steered in the direction of Covid here, but hell, one could also just step outside and consider climate change.

 
ABOUT THE POETS
1988
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ABOUT THE POETS 1988 - limited release, winter, 1988

Track List:

For What it Was

I’ll Wish

Thing Called Money

Will We Ever

Give In

Train

Bury the Wounds

About the Release:

Recorded at an abandoned gas station, Water Street, Eau Claire, WI

Produced by About the Poets

Engineered and Mixed by Bill Lund

Read more about this release and the bands early history.