RECORD CRACK: Monarch’s debut album gets a vinyl reissue

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Thomas Anselmi is a name Canadian music fans may know very well, being the guy who started the Vancouver band Slow 30 years ago to being a part of Circle C and I say this because that’s what the press release says I should say. I could also say that Circle C “more or less invented Radiohead’s sound before they did in the 90s.” and you’d be like “I did not know that.

What you may not know is that Anselmi had a solo project called Mirror and his debut got a good amount of attention when it was released in 2008. Eight years later, you’ll be able to get this album on vinyl, being released in two different color variations, including a red edition. Only 200 copies of the red pressing is being released. Those who love their hard copy as compact discs will be suited as well. Monarch’s album did feature a track with Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan, which you may watch below with the song “Nostalgia”.

If you want to get the album without watching the video, you may pre-order it directly from Artoffact Records.

RECORD CRACK: Monarch’s 6th album gets the vinyl treatment

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Originally released last year on CD through At A Loss Recordiings, the 6th album by Monarch is going to be released on vinyl by French label Music Fear Satan. Omens had the band recording the songs around the world, with sessions happening on Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Along the way, they brought in collaborators to help them execute the new project, including Jeanne Peluard of The Sparteens, Yailen Munoz of Ensorcelor, and Atsuchi Sano of Birushanah.

The vinyl pressing will come in two color variations:
700 on standard black (which can be pre-ordered here)
300 on clear, red, and black swirl (which can be pre-ordered there
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34 minutes of metal ecstasy. You can listen to the song that fills up Side 2, the 19 minute “Black Becomes The Sun”, by streaming it on the Bandcamp page below.