Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in a matte finished gatefold tip-on jacket. Includes digital download for album plus Reforestation EP, which features remixes from Kiln, Ten and Tracer, Western Skies Motel, Porya Hatami, Mombi, Spheruleus, plus two bonus songs from Mute Forest. 2015 release from Kael Smith AKA Mute Forest. Painstakingly written, recorded and mixed at his home studio in Denver, Deforestation sprawls across nine sonorous and meticulously wrought tracks containing elements of minimal electronic, ambient and folk. Large cavernous beats, micro-ambient deconstruction and nylon guitar all swirl into a coherent palate left for Smith’s poignant, intimate words. Mastered specifically for vinyl by Taylor Deupree (12k), and with the additional step taken to create lacquers by SAE Mastering, Deforestation sees a gatefold 180-gram release from Lost Tribe Sound that, like the material, takes no shortcuts. Both the album’s acetate and test pressing were scrutinized for anomalies on world-class vinyl setups at Arizona’s esteemed high-end audio dealer and vacuum tube specialists, Arizona Hi-Fi. Concluding the deluxe package and connecting intimately with the material within are stark, disintegrating images courtesy of renowned minimalist photographer Christy Romanick (Rivulets, Chihei Hatakeyam).
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.