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Black Meteoric Star 3x12" Bundle
Black Meteoric Star 3x12" Bundle

Black Meteoric Star 3x12" Bundle

$35.00

Originally conceived as a series of 3x12" singles, the first blast of Black Meteoric Star tracks ended up coming together on a self-titled "album" in 2009. It being 2009 and all, the collection only came out digitally and on CD (?). It never got a proper vinyl release.

So, this is the next best thing: all three original BMS twelves, purchasable as a unit, at a special bundled price.

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Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP

Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP

$40.00

DFA is thrilled to now offer releases from Voluminous Arts, the new label from Gavilán Rayna Russom, in our online store. Rayna has released a ton of music on DFA under aliases like Gavin Russom, Delia and Gavin, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, and she's also been a member of LCD Soundsystem. She's since released music on a bunch of other labels (all of it very good!) and started Voluminous Arts in 2017.
Disco, the four Black Meteoric Star full-length, has been burning a hole in our turntable since we bought it.

Learn more about Voluminous Arts here.

Official blurb below...

Triple, multi-colored LP (LP1 is orange, LP2 is mint and LP3 is plum) with xeroxed cover. Digital download codes to be provided after purchase.

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Voluminous Arts happily announces its third official release, a 12 track digital album and accompanying 3xLP limited 3 color vinyl edition entitled Disco by Gavilán Rayna Russom’s elusive alias Black Meteoric Star. This is not a Disco record. The title deliberately troubles the music biz’s incessant tendency to hierarchize genre classification over the experience of listening. If you must categorize these mutant sounds think of them as a proposed alternate score for those long, caffeinated sessions in Abby Sciuto’s forensics lab, the soundtrack to a heavy workout in the Westchester Danger Room or perhaps the musical accompaniment to deep body investigations of your own ancestral memories.

What this record really is, and why it’s called Disco has to do with the layering of time and life energy present in the spaces where we have traditionally danced to music which are sometimes called Discos. From the pounding urgency of “Muscle Machine” through the unbridled night vision romp that is “Fluid Feline Forms” and the shimmering investigations of “Whispers Between Worlds” to the extended lazer pointer focus of “I’m Unmelting” this record lays out a broad slab of practice-based research into the ghosts we connect with on the dance floor. Whether it be through partying in former industrial buildings, contested spaces of labor built on lands violently appropriated from indigenous people, uncomfortably inhabiting vacuums in queerness left by the AIDS epidemic, lifting lineages through sampling, or the relentless cycle of whitening that accompanies dance music’s march into the market, our experiences in the Disco have been permeated by the spectral and the haunted. Through rhythm and frequency, organized over time, this music blurs the veil between the living and the dead inviting those who move to it to connect with experiences beyond that false binary.

What you have here is another fantastic Black Meteoric Star record, as always made without multitracking or overdubbing, recorded directly from single live takes. It is is utterly consistent with all that name has come to mean, but on Disco Black Meteoric Star’s vision has been allowed to expand into an almost mythologically epic space. Ancestral time works differently. Settle in and absorb the frequencies. As the closing track suggests, the virtual Disco these sounds evoke is for “Freaks Only”.

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Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP

Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP

$13.00

DFA is thrilled to now offer releases from Voluminous Arts, the new label from Gavilán Rayna Russom, in our online store. Rayna has released a ton of music on DFA under aliases like Gavin Russom, Delia and Gavin, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, and she's also been a member of LCD Soundsystem. She's since released music on a bunch of other labels (all of it very good!) and started Voluminous Arts in 2017.

Learn more about Voluminous Arts here.

Official blurb on this one from Rayna herself below...

Pink vinyl with a xeroxed cover. Digital download codes to be provided after purchase.

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"The 3 Love Songs EP comes out of a live show I did at a house party. I grew up and came of age playing shows in people's houses but hadn't done it in a while. My good friends L'Amour Bleu, a New York based band I'm a big fan of asked me to play with them at their record release party. It would have been impossible to bring my normal equipment and perform my normal Black Meteoric Star set so I decided to create something stripped down and simple that would require a minimal amount of gear. Black Meteoric Star live shows often include vocal elements that don't appear on the record, but some of those elements began to creep into more recent recordings such as "No Map" on The Xecond Xoming of Black Meteoric Star and the two poems I read on the No More White Presidents Soundtrack. This stripped down and more "punk" incarnation gave me an opportunity to formalize and expand on these vocal elements. I was just beginning to truly awaken to and accept my trans feminine identity and grasped onto the idea of a love song that, defying convention, spoke about my relationship with my inner world and the elemental forces around me rather than a cherished "other", imagined or real. After performing at the event I felt the "songs' were strong enough to record and the result was this EP. As with all Black Meteoric Star music these are live takes to cassette tape with no multitracking or editing." 

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Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette
Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette
Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette
Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette

Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette

$10.00

DFA is thrilled to now offer releases from Voluminous Arts, the new label from Gavilán Rayna Russom, in our online store. Rayna has released a ton of music on DFA under aliases like Gavin Russom, Delia and Gavin, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, and she's also been a member of LCD Soundsystem. She's since released music on a bunch of other labels (all of it very good!) and started Voluminous Arts in 2017.

Learn more about Voluminous Arts here.

Official blurb below...

Digital download codes to be provided after purchase.

**

Black Meteoric Star's original soundtrack for the film "No More White Presidents" unofficial cat# VOL001, the first release on Voluminous Arts. Sprawling across each 30-minute side of this cassette are tape saturated and distorted sounds from the depths of BMS’s well. Distinctions between “track” and “interlude” are blurred. Poetry emerges from surging lagoons of synthesizer sound and beats push forth from noise. 

No More White Presidents is a multi-layered abstract film by Gavilán Rayna Russom. She began the film in 2015 and after working on it gradually over two years completed it in January of 2017. It is the first formal occurrence of the “flash film” technique that now forms the central structural device of her filmmaking practice. This technique has connections to both compositional techniques such as serialism and chance operations and craft technologies such as beading, braiding and weaving. The film engages the failures of capitalism via an extended meditation on the different forms of unreconciled dead its fallout has accumulated. 

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LCD Soundsystem - Madison Square Garden Poster (10th Anniversary Reprint)
LCD Soundsystem - Madison Square Garden Poster (10th Anniversary Reprint)

LCD Soundsystem - Madison Square Garden Poster (10th Anniversary Reprint)

$50.00

Originally bundled with the Long Goodbye repress, this is now available a la carte as we have a few leftovers.

It's a slightly revised design from the original (less tacky sponsor logos!), but is done as a two-color print on 65 lb. French cover by Kayrock Screenprinting here in Brooklyn, NY.

24"x 36", comes shipped in a 3" poster tube.

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LCD Soundsystem - Madison Square Garden Photo Print By Ruvan Wijesooriya
LCD Soundsystem - Madison Square Garden Photo Print By Ruvan Wijesooriya

LCD Soundsystem - Madison Square Garden Photo Print By Ruvan Wijesooriya

$25.00

Originally bundled with the Long Goodbye repress and now available a la carte as we have a few leftovers, this is a signed risograph print of a photo taken by longtime LCD photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya at the Madison Square Garden show in April 2011.

10.5"x 7", comes shipped in a flatpack envelope.

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LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Folded Poster Insert
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Folded Poster Insert
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Folded Poster Insert
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Folded Poster Insert

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Folded Poster Insert

$7.00

When Sound of Silver was originally released in 2007, the vinyl edition came with a 24"36" folded poster insert.

We've brought it back in our most recent stock, but we also are making it available as a standalone for everyone who already has the record (or if you want extra posters?)

Also please remember that it's ALREADY FOLDED into 12"x12" (the printer does this) and will ship that way. So it'll have creases just like if you got it in the record.

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Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - The Days of Mars (2xLP)
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - The Days of Mars (2xLP)

Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - The Days of Mars (2xLP)

$33.00

Some old copies of what is arguably the crown jewel of the early DFA catalog have been "unearthed!"

These copies are even pressed at 45RPM!

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PRE-ORDER: LCD Soundsystem - new body rhumba 12"
PRE-ORDER: LCD Soundsystem - new body rhumba 12"

PRE-ORDER: LCD Soundsystem - new body rhumba 12"

$15.00

PLEASE READ THIS BOLDED COPY: EXPECTED SHIP DATE SOMETIME IN JANUARY 2023.

Stretch 'em out and shake off the cobwebs - LCD Soundsystem have returned, in recorded form, from a 5-year hibernation. 'new body rhumba' was written and recorded for the new Noah Baumbach film, White Noise, which is an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. It’s classic LCD, all tight and brash, with a coda headed for the second star from the right and straight on 'till morning.

Single-sided 12'' vinyl, mastered and cut at 45rpm by Bob 'Sparklebear' Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, pressed at MPO in France.

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