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Artist: CERAMIC HELLO
Title: Absence of a Canary
Format: LP
Label: Suction
Country: Canada
Price: $21.00
"A reissue CERAMIC HELLOs seminal 1981 LP, The Absence of a Canary. A long-time cult favourite among fans of obscure 80s synthpop, this LP remains highly sought-after by minimal synth vinyl collectors. The LP has been painstakingly remastered, transferred from perhaps the last sealed copy of this LP in existence. Long-time followers of Suction Records will remember that we had originally planned to reissue this LP in 2002. Ten years + one sold-out reissue on Germanys Vinyl-On-Demand later, and we are very excited to make this Canadian minimal synth classic available again. Ceramic Hello was formed in 1980 by BRETT WICKENS, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Having just left future-Canadian-pop-sensations THE SPOONS, Wickens teamed up with ROGER HUMPHREYS, recording just one 7" single, followed quickly by The Absence Of A Canary, in 1981. The music was inspired by the contemporary synthpop sounds coming out of the UK (OMD, John Foxx, Gary Numan, et al), but the production was decidedly more lo-fi, and combined with Humphreys neo-classical contributions, the result was a unique electronic pop sound. Selling 1000 copies of Ceramic Hello in 1980 was no easy task, but appreciation for the record grew steadily over the next 25 years, with copies of the original LP eventually selling for as much as US$350 on Ebay. Even Vinyl-On-Demands 2006 reissue has long since sold out, and now commands nearly as much money as the original LP. Although this Suction Records release wont be the first official reissue of the LP, it is the first time it will be reissued in its original single-LP format, with the original artwork. It is also the first time that the LP will be reissued in CD / digital download format. Both vinyl and CD editions will also come with a fold-out poster, containing various Ceramic Hello press clippings-interviews, reviews, and college radio chartings-culled from Wickens personal archives." -Suction.
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