Any music nerd that enjoys the physical release is likely to favor limited print items. Case in point: me. I love ‘em! Can’t get enough of ‘em. A limited release means it will ultimately go out of print, and that OOP association is something nerds like me freak out about. Take, for example, yesterday; someone gave up some old early 90’s K and Sub Pop 7″ singles to Sonic Boom in Ballard (a Seattle neighborhood, for those of you who aren’t familiar with The Emerald City). I picked up OOP singles by Seaweed and a super rare early single by Beck.
A Parallax I by Of Montreal multi-instrumentalist James Huggins III (going here by the moniker James Husband) is also a limited issue. This particular album is one of 2000 and includes a bonus disc of six cover songs from the likes of Numan, Pollard/Guided By Voices, The Beatles, and Neil Young. You won’t find much of that good ol’ Of Montreal psychedelic sound, at least in comparison to their more recent albums. Possibly an early album like Aldhils Arboretum or that one with all those songs about Dustin Hoffman. It’s folky.
Furthermore, the cover art features some excellent paintings by Jenna Gribbon and Patricia Zobel. Dan Donahue is credited with the design, layout and photography (for the last one, Huggins also contributed). Here’s the second track from A Parallax I, “A Grave In The Gravel”.
This article was originally published November 18, 2009.
Download: “A Grave In The Gravel” by James Husband