Kath Bloom "Finally" Milky Clear RE LP (2023)
Details: Kath Bloom "Finally" Milky Clear RE LP (2023, Chapter Music). New stock, sealed.
Description: “She can snap a heart like a twig” - Pitchfork
“Truly otherworldly music” - Stereogum
Chapter is pleased to announce the first ever vinyl reissue of this classic overview of Connecticut songwriting icon Kath Bloom’s 1990s recordings, originally released on CD in 2005.
Kath’s musical career began in the late 70s and includes a revered series of collaborations with avant-garde guitarist Loren Connors. Compiled from long out-of-print, self-released cassettes and CD-Rs, Finally was the first release to bring Kath’s solo music to wider attention in the 21st century, and she has since been covered by the likes of Pitchfork, The Wire and Aquarium Drunkard.
It includes the exquisite Come Here, as heard in a pivotal scene in Richard Linklater’s beloved 1995 film Before Sunrise. In fact, this reissue features new artwork matching the fictitious LP Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke marvel over in a Viennese record store.
The reissue includes five bonus tracks via download card, rescued from a hissy 1987 demo tape. These late 80s versions of Kath’s songs with synth, sax, fretless bass and bongos, including a never before heard version of Come Here, are sublime!
Kath’s music was covered by the likes of Bill Callahan, Devendra Banhart, Mark Kozelek, Meg Baird on Chapter’s 2009 tribute album Loving Takes This Course. Covers from this release have also been featured in Paolo Sorrentino's film Youth and recent Netflix smash series Sex Education.
Still performing across America and the world, Kath is a living legend of fragile folk and heartbreaking songwriting.
Grade: M (new stock)
01. Come Here
02. It's Just A Dream
03. Forget About Him
04. A Homeless Dream
05. Who You Are
06. You and I Keep Falling
07. Can't Rise To Your Feet
08. What Is Really Beautiful
09. Fall Again
10. Sand In My Shoe
11. We Crossed Over
12. I Wanna Love
13. In Your School
15. Fall Again (1987)
16. I Was Wondering (1987)
17. Come Here (1987)
18. Give It Slow (1987)
19. Window (1987)