December 2006: November (And Also The Trees) & Yule...A Strange Fortune Update December 1st 2006
(AND ALSO THE TREES / YOUNG GODS)
hands up... where are the And Also The Trees fans?
We know there are a few of you, as once upon a time Strange Fortune carried And Also The Trees, one of your proprietor's favorite bands.
We're excited to now offer the debut album of NOVEMBER, the new project of Simon Jones of And Also The Trees with Bernard Trontin of The Young Gods.
Talk about an intriguing collaboration. You can have a brief taste of the evocative, lyrical electronic music they've come up with here:
November at Strange Fortune
Preorder this album now: the first pressing is selling out fast – almost gone in its first week of release.
NOVEMBER is a Shayo release distributed in North America by Strange Fortune. Expected ship date in North America will be December 7th.
TOR LUNDVALL'S YULE EP
Currently shipping is TOR LUNDVALL'S Yule EP - all preorders will be yours to enjoy shortly.
TOR LUNDVALL'S Yule is a special recording of "snowy soundscapes and celebratory songs for the season," as a limited edition EP of 333 hand numbered copies.
TOR LUNDVALL explains Yule:
I always find that the time period following Thanksgiving through early January carries a unique and strange mood to it other than the obvious stress of Holiday madness. As a child, I remember those cold, dark evenings waiting for hours in my mother's car while she shopped for groceries or presents. I would hear the songs of the season echoing and drifting faintly through the parking lots of department stores and supermarkets. The blurred and distant sound was far more appealing to me than Christmas Carols being shouted at close range. There was a special melancholic beauty about these moments that has never left me.
With a handful of recordings, I have attempted to capture another side of the Holiday season. The settings range from slushy, illuminated train stations, to the lonely trees of January still entangled with blue lights long after the season has ended.
November 11, 2006
You can have a free listen to one hypnotizing minute of TOR LUNDVALL'S Yule EP here:
Tor Lundvall's Yule EP
TOR LUNDVALL YULE GREETING CARDS
Also shipping now are TOR LUNDVALL'S Yule Greeting Cards 2006.
Yule Greeting Cards 2006 is a boxed set of 15 greeting cards featuring magically enchanting winterscape paintings by TOR LUNDVALL.
This season you have a choice: You can give your friends & loved ones tacky Xmas cards you picked up from the drug store. Or you can more fittingly & memorably express yourself with the strange & exquisite art of TOR LUNDVALL:
Tor Lundvall's Yule Greeting Cards 2006
To make sure you receive your cards with enough time to spare before Xmas, today would be a good time to get in your order.
As always December is the busiest month at Strange Fortune. We'll be shipping out your orders fast as we can all the way up to the holiday. To make sure you can receive what you want in time we recommend getting in order requests by December 15th in the USA, or the 7th internationally.
If something in particular is an important gift, just let us know about it by email.
A Merry Yule from Strange Fortune,
Michael J. Salo
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