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Exusamwa – “Excusez-Moi!” – [100% Breakfast]

surferrosa   11/21/2012   12-inch, A Library

Just when you thoughr vinyl couldn’t get any better, Exusamwa puts out a record which comes packaged inside a board game… Excusez-Moi ! which apparently is not based on an oddly similar game called The Game of the Ascent of Mont Blac, created by Albert Smith in 1856.. Coincidence? I don’t know about that.. but this record comes with game pieces, dice and quite the detailed rule book which also covers the rules of the original game and the history of Mont Blanc and its climbers. Ok-so the music.. I think you’re supposed to put this record on while you play the game, which probably makes for the most enthralling, confusing board game ever… The music here is varied and full of yeti sounds, spazz and Exusamwa’s patented tiny bug voices. Convulsions! Sound effects! Many of these tracks are super muddy, fuzzy, noisy and angular, delivering quick bursts of chaos and energy. Call it art rock, if you insist…whatever that means. You will also find weird and warbly pop tunes in the electro-acoustic realm(A6, B1 for example) , and all sorts of ??whimsical instro-jams populated by synthy bloopiness and a whole slew of different instruments.. too many different tracks to give examples.. so find them! Drop the needle anywhere. This destroys as hard as Yeti himself. -Surfer Rosa

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chr says

lion's share of LP game was designed & conceived prior to accidentally discovering the old 1800's game board during a google image search for period climber apparel

old-styled offset printed & pasted gatefold sleeve [not printed directly on the boards like most]
limited to 500 copies

180 gram vinyl too!
a sweet package

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