Archer on the Beach

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MRG401 | Release Date 2010

The limited-edition 12-inch "Archer on the Beach" b/w "Grief Point." is inspired by the music of Kranky recording artists Tim Hecker and Loscil and achieved through their full collaboration.

"Archer on the Beach" is a meditation on the need to grapple with the 20th century in one"s own special way and with style, this time through singing quietly, through repetition, and through leaving lots of space between words, as well as finally learning to love crowds and nature.

"Grief Point" is the first recording Bejar made after deciding never to record again. It is a one-time exploration of the self-explanatory world, recorded in an office and on the street. Inspired by the writings of Michael Herr and the production design of Dean Tavoularis, the words occasionally obsess over the need to make certain things that don"t need to be made, while the music"written, played, and produced in its entirety by Loscil, aka Scott Morgan"tackles wholly separate issues. "Grief Point" was, at one point, the working title of a song called "Bay of Pigs."

The "Archer on the Beach" b/w "Grief Point" 12-inch will be limited to an edition of 1,000 copies that include a digital download coupon.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Archer on the Beach (Ft. Tim Hecker) 07:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Grief Point (Ft. Loscil) 08:40 $0.99 Buy

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