Blue States

Nothing Changes Under the Sun [20th Anniversary Reissue]

£19.99
  • Blue States - Nothing Changes Under the Sun [20th Anniversary Reissue]
30th October 2020 / 2LP / Memphis Industries
“If the art of pop is to stay ahead of the game, Blue States should be leading the field” -
 

Blue States

Nothing Changes Under the Sun [20th Anniversary Reissue]

£19.99

Reissue of multi-instrumentalist Andy Dragazis' debut, full of swooning cinematic vibes and lo-fi crunches.

This release is listed for pre order, with a scheduled release date of 30th October 2020. It is also listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during week of release. Please note, if you purchase any item that is a pre order, your order will ship once all of the items in that order are in stock. You can read more about our shipping policies here.
Do you know that feeling when you first hear music, and you realise that you may have stumbled across something that will become a part of your life forever? Music that gradually unlocks those treasured endorphins and lets them loose to run throughout your very being. Blue States ‘Nothing Changes Under the Sun’ is one of those records, sounding as timeless and out of time today as it did on its first release twenty years ago.

+ Only the second vinyl pressing of the album since 2001 and comes with a limited edition bonus disc of previously unheard songs entitled “Trinity Tapes”.

+ Limited Blue and Yellow vinyl.

‘Nothing Changes…’ was created by Andy Dragazis, working in his bedroom, locked away with a rudimental little set up – a sampler, a sequencer, and a few keyboards. Andy confesses that he was far from certain what he was working on, but, encouraged by fledgling label Memphis Industries, he released a series of 12” EPs in 1998-99, each to increasing acclaim.

Complete artistic freedom can lead to self-indulgence and musical cul-de-sacs, but by the time ‘Nothing Changes…’ was released in September 2000, the results of Andy’s experimentation had been honed, refined into something very special indeed. A record that held its secrets close, ‘Nothing Changes…’ set Blue States apart from the downtempo contemporaries that were flourishing at the time, full of sweeping melancholia and glorious retro-futurism.

A1. Arion
A2. Diamente
A3. The Trainer Shuffle
B1. Stereo 99
B2. Spit and Soar
B3. Golden Touch
C1. Your Girl
C2. Looking Glass
C3. Theme from Within
D1. Elios Therepia
D2. Heroes' Elegy
D3. Cherio Manoli

Bonus indie only CD “Trinity Tapes”
1. Trinity
2. Aftermath
3. Fault Lines
4. Archival
5. Organ 09
6. Friendly Fires
Format /2LP
Released /30th October 2020
Catalogue / MI011LPX
Barcode / 5056340101506
Artist / Blue States
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