Haunts - Mayfly
Haunts - Mayfly
Mayfly is Haunts most ambitious and mature release to date. Three years since the release of their instrumental debut EP, ‘A Lack of Empathy’, the collective's first album adds more electronic instrumentation while at the same time showcasing Haunts at their most vulnerable and delicate.
Stripped back arrangements make room for melancholic vocals, swelling strings and soulful, jazz-infused saxophone solos which all organically breathe within their own musical space. Mayfly features the return of some of Haunts existing collaborators, whilst introducing stand out performances from some new members, including France De La Cour on vocals and Caroline Stead on cello.
Mayfly explores themes of nature, symmetry, loss and spirituality. Mayfly is a continuous, cyclical piece, with every song sequenced in such a way as to provide as much of an immersive listening experience as possible.
THIS IS A PRE-ORDER AND IS EXPECTED TO SHIP AUGUST 14TH 2020. ANY OTHER ITEMS PURCHASED ON THE SAME TRANSACTION WILL ALSO NOT SHIP UNTIL THIS TIME
What is Lathe Cut Vinyl?
This Haunts record has been cut in real-time onto a durable polycarbonate material. They are made by cutting grooves into the disc using a record lathe. These are not acetates, which degrade after only a few plays.
How do they sound?
The sound reproduction is not as accurate as with a vinyl pressing and each of the lathes has a slightly different sound. The plastic they are made from is prone to static build up, more so than vinyl. This can cause pops and cracks. This is easily dealt with by wiping the record with a damp cloth, in a circular motion with the grooves, and also by playing them. As the groove is cut into the plastic instead of pressed, there can be tiny particles of residue from the lathing process. A good wipe and a couple of plays will actually improve the sound quality of the record. Because the groove is slightly wider than on a conventional pressing, it is possible to place the stylus only partly within it, resulting in faint and tinny playback. It may take a couple of attempts to properly seat the stylus in the groove.
Will it wear out after a few plays?
No, this record is made from a durable, poly carbonate material, not cheap acetate. They are as durable as pressed vinyl. Look after them as you would pressed vinyl, and they will last indefinitely.
Will these play on any turntable?
Yes! But, be aware they don't play well on all turntables, especially cheap turntables without a weighted tonearm. However, they have all been play tested to make sure that they track on a properly weighted record player.
Why are they more expensive than other releases?
Economy of Scale, hand made etc etc. We've priced this record below what it is costing us to get them made, because we want to make something different and fun for everyone to pick up at a price that is not horrendous.
They don't sound as good as my Cat Stevens record?
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25 x Lathe cut vinyl