Purgatory / Paradise

Throwing Muses

29th August 2020 - Album - FIRE589

Originally released in 2013, Purgatory/Paradise gets reissued on double vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. Emerging ten years from a hiatus, it’s a formidable 32 track opus of tangible bliss from the alt-rock heroes.

  • Double Black Vinyl for RSD 2020

 

£24.00

Devised as a book with essays by Kristin Hersh with art by drummer Dave Narcizo, it’s a fractured album about loss, most tracks are short, broken, some are even reprises. Everything is tentative with memories listed in order of disappearance – includes ‘Milan’ about a neighbourhood in New Orleans where Hersh’s house was destroyed by hurricane Katrina, ‘Static’ that deals with a close loss of a close friend and ‘Terra Nova’ an ode to the band’s first break up.

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Tracklist

"Smoky Hands 1" – 1:09
"Morning Birds 1" – 3:27
"Sleepwalking 2" – 1:06
"Sunray Venus" – 3:35
"Cherry Candy 1" – 1:04
"Film" – 1:49
"Opiates" – 3:55
"Cherry Candy 2" – 0:55
"Freesia" – 2:42
"Curtains 1" – 1:07
"Triangle Quantico" – 1:15
"Morning Birds 2" – 2:00
"Lazy Eye" – 3:20
"Blurry 1" – 2:25
"Folding Fire 2" – 0:35
"Slippershell" – 4:47
"Bluff" – 1:01
"Blurry 2" – 1:32
"Terra Nova" – 2:37
"Walking Talking" – 1:03
"Milan" – 4:26
"Curtains 2" – 0:44
"Folding Fire 1" – 2:21
"Static" – 2:41
"Clark's Nutcracker" – 2:45
"Dripping Trees" – 1:48
"Sleepwalking 1" – 2:24
"Smoky Hands 2" – 0:28
"Speedbath" – 2:08
"Quick" – 2:34
"Dripping Trees 2" – 1:25
"Glass Cats" – 2:23

Description

Devised as a book with essays by Kristin Hersh with art by drummer Dave Narcizo, it’s a fractured album about loss, most tracks are short, broken, some are even reprises. Everything is tentative with memories listed in order of disappearance – includes ‘Milan’ about a neighbourhood in New Orleans where Hersh’s house was destroyed by hurricane Katrina, ‘Static’ that deals with a close loss of a close friend and ‘Terra Nova’ an ode to the band’s first break up.

Description

Devised as a book with essays by Kristin Hersh with art by drummer Dave Narcizo, it’s a fractured album about loss, most tracks are short, broken, some are even reprises. Everything is tentative with memories listed in order of disappearance – includes ‘Milan’ about a neighbourhood in New Orleans where Hersh’s house was destroyed by hurricane Katrina, ‘Static’ that deals with a close loss of a close friend and ‘Terra Nova’ an ode to the band’s first break up.

Tracklist

"Smoky Hands 1" – 1:09
"Morning Birds 1" – 3:27
"Sleepwalking 2" – 1:06
"Sunray Venus" – 3:35
"Cherry Candy 1" – 1:04
"Film" – 1:49
"Opiates" – 3:55
"Cherry Candy 2" – 0:55
"Freesia" – 2:42
"Curtains 1" – 1:07
"Triangle Quantico" – 1:15
"Morning Birds 2" – 2:00
"Lazy Eye" – 3:20
"Blurry 1" – 2:25
"Folding Fire 2" – 0:35
"Slippershell" – 4:47
"Bluff" – 1:01
"Blurry 2" – 1:32
"Terra Nova" – 2:37
"Walking Talking" – 1:03
"Milan" – 4:26
"Curtains 2" – 0:44
"Folding Fire 1" – 2:21
"Static" – 2:41
"Clark's Nutcracker" – 2:45
"Dripping Trees" – 1:48
"Sleepwalking 1" – 2:24
"Smoky Hands 2" – 0:28
"Speedbath" – 2:08
"Quick" – 2:34
"Dripping Trees 2" – 1:25
"Glass Cats" – 2:23

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