Looper: These Things (Deluxe Box Set)

These Things (Deluxe Box Set)


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  • Release Date 27 April 2015
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LOOPER have announced details of a 5 CD box set, collating tracks from their entire catalogue, including the brand new album, Offgrid:Offline.

In an inventive reinterpretation of ‘The Boxset’, Looper have curated the database of their entire body of work as five separate CDs, themed by type and entitled lexiphonics, kinokraft, voxtrot, transmitte and melos.

Inspired by mixtapes – and their modern day equivalent, the playlist – These Things puts the songs in new contexts, allowing new relationships between works previously kept apart. Looper explain, "For us this box is a repurposed, recycled and renewed work – an attempt to make something new out of something old".

The concept of sampling – present both in the construction of the early music and the creation of the playlists – assumes visual form in the cut-and-paste collage artwork by Karn David. Photographs from the Looper archives illustrate her unique liner notes: quotes and ‘samples’ from music reviews and articles from the time of the original releases, collaged together to tell the story of Looper.

CD1: Kinokraft

  1. Mono '77
  2. Ballard Of Ray Suzuki
  3. The Arrow
  4. Play The One I Like
  5. Barney's Arcade
  6. Ray's Golden Fist (Bananahand Remix)
  7. Back To The Treehouse
  8. Big Time Superhero
  9. Up A Tree Again (The Chocolate Layer's St. John's Ambulance Mix)
  10. Puddlemonkey

CD2: Voxtrot

  1. Sugarcane
  2. Peacock Johnson (demo)
  3. The Treehouse
  4. Driving Myself Crazy
  5. What If...
  6. Good Girls
  7. Up A Tree Again
  8. Burning Flies
  9. She's A Knife
  10. Peacock's Tail
  11. I'm A Photograph
  12. Uncle Ray

CD3: Transmitte

  1. The Strangest Girl
  2. Bug Rain
  3. None Of That
  4. Ladytron Vs Looper (She's A Knife)
  5. These Things
  6. On The Flipside
  7. Waiting For Trains
  8. All Diamonds (Phipps Mix)
  9. The Strangest Girl (Bitmap Remix)
  10. Who's Afraid Of Y2K?
  11. These Things (Bananahand Remix)
  12. Tomorrow's World

CD4: Melos

  1. Money Hair
  2. Lovers Leap
  3. Farfisa Song
  4. Quiet And Small
  5. Fucking Around
  6. Cleo Laine
  7. Up A Tree Again
  8. New York Snow
  9. Oh Skinny Legs
  10. Close Your Eyes
  11. The Snare
  12. I'd Fall At Her Feet

CD5: Lexiphonics

  1. Impossible Things #2
  2. The Spider Man
  3. Festival '95
  4. Images Of The Shipwreck
  5. Pale Blue E-Type
  6. Modem Song
  7. Columbo's Car
  8. My Robot
  9. Dave The Moonman
  10. Impossible Things
  11. Spaceboy Dream #3
  12. Offgrid:Offline

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