Been carrying around some early-2000s music blog pirate copies of this for ages and just this morning found a link to the Bandcamp reissue page in some discogs comments. Thrilled to finally close the loop and pay for one of my favorite musical bathscapes.
"October Language" is the debut album by New Orleans based duo Belong, comprised of Turk Dietrich and Mike Jones.
Since it's release in early 2006, Belongs debut masterpiece has accumulated a dedicated cult following, with comparisons to the work of Tim Hecker and Gas, with some claims that it plays like My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" sans the songs. While these comparisons are useful for filing this album into a particular bin in the record shop, time has proven that "October Language" is a unique album which remains unmatched by its contemporaries.
Despite the warm and welcome accolades of the albums arrival, there was no vinyl pressing until 2009, of which a limited one-time pressing vanished immediately. Spectrum Spools is pleased to present a pristine vinyl cut to go with reimagined album art for the definitive edition of this legendary classic.
Physical copies include a download card with extra tracks from the impossibly rare Tour EP from the same era. These tracks are exclusive to the vinyl purchase and are not available through digital outlets.
released April 20, 2018
Written and produced by Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones, New Orleans 2004
supported by 25 fans who also own “October Language”
Listening to a Tim Hecker album is rarely ever a time to skip between songs or chose one track in the middle to start things off. Saying that, This Life is a perfect way to begin this audio experience. What I love most about this album though is how Tim seems to be evolving as a musician, patiently honing his skills, and fine tuning his craft. His works improve with each progressive album, while new experiments are woven into the tracks, he still manages to retain his signature sound. Jon Vassa