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Gemma Ray - Lights Out Zoltar! (redux)

Release Date: 29 Aug 2020
Format:
12"
Label:
Bronzerat
More Info:

Available on limited edition pink vinyl, with extra previously unreleased tracks included on the download card, this Record Store Day exclusive is a repackaging of a long out-of-print vinyl version of Gemma Ray's sophomore solo album "Lights Out Zoltar!", on its 10th anniversary.Recorded and produced at home in London with Michael J Sheehy (Dream City Film Club, Miraculous Mule), it showcased Gemma as an original and ambitious writer and producer, an independent with a wondrous box of tricks up her sleeve.As such it received rave reviews from the international press (below),whilst "100 mph (in 2nd Gear)" was Single of the Week on BBC Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe show."By rights she should be a household name.This album is a rare treat indeed" - John Doran (BBC/QUIETUS)"Had Phil Spector forced his girl groups in a more noir-soundtrackdirection, this might've been the result.Ray has a truly impressive feelfor vintage pop flourishes, layered to lavish effect.And all thosedetails are what you're supposed to be paying attention to, right upuntil the blade hits your back." SPIN"Three months after I first got the album I'm still marveling at the wayRay has synthesized a whole slew of retro references into a cinematicpsychedelic sound.Ray's sound is like one of those Willy WonkaGobstoppers: it's massive and composed of layer upon layer of auraltastes and colours" - VANITY FAIR"An eerie aural kaleidoscope that conjures up thoughts of what analbum by Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las produced by David Lynchwould have sounded like.Though it echoes with references tomid-'60s melodramatic pop, it's of the moment and

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