Paus (141201) (12'' - s​/​sided OMLTD003)

by ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ

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    Omena boss Tooli came up trumps earlier in the year, going above and beyond the call of duty to pursuade the members of a long defunct and cryptically named band to allow him to release their debut LP on a limited 10". That under the radar gem has made it into my record bag for every single session since, whether it be a horizontal afternoon set or groovesome evening.

    Unfortunately mainstream acclaim was always out of reach for our musicians and back in 1992, after extensive recording sessions, several stalled albums which never pleased the major label and touring that led the members to become less friends and more enemies an unanimous decision led the members to put everything on hold.

    The final track ever recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio was "Paus" or as the late South African-born American recording engineer Phil Ramone described it - their masterpiece. Listening back to the session it's evident the band was heading in a new direction, heavily inspired by Daniel Lanois and Sonia Pottinger. The use of horns, the synth bass and the way the drummer ties everything together is exceptional. Due to the underground success of their previous release on OMLTD, the band decided to give the recording to Tooli but not only that, they also re-recorded some parts late 2014 (hence the name 141201). What you have here is something truly special and may or may not be the comeback everyone is waiting for.

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released September 15, 2015

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