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etokle – “the golden bear and other works” l.p.

etokle - the golden bear and other works l.p.

Long-time readers will undoubtedly recognize the cover at left  – with a few minor (though important) changes: we are no longer self-releasing this particular album here at etokle.com. Rather, Danish ambient/drone stalwarts Auraltone Music have recently worked out a contract with us to provide worldwide distribution for this landmark release (and by landmark we mean “first album”) and soon it will be available at better online retailers everywhere!

The album is currently available as a digital download at both iTunes and CD Baby and is in the process of being manufactured for full-on 20th century “compact disc” fetishists to eventually purchase, collect, and burn into iTunes! We’re also planning to give one to our mom for “scrapbooking” purposes.

We personally couldn’t be happier that this has come to pass and would like to offer our sincere thanks to Tim, Claus, and everyone else at Auraltone for having the excellent smarts and taste to contract this mighty work and help us to fulfill our New Year’s Resolution for 2011 (and most every prior year this century). This marks a banner event for us at etokle.com, and we hope you all will help celebrate by buying multiple copies for everyone you’ve ever met or known in your life – take it from us, EVERYONE loves hours-long droning sonic existentialism!

From the press/publicity “kit”: “Debut epic from Silver Lake ambient guitarist/producer Erik Tokle, “the golden bear and other works” fluidly combines guitar drone narcotics, vintage synth warmth, and processed field recordings to create a release that weaves and warps the fabric of consciousness. Consists of three tracks exploring the dichotomy of Californian paradise lost and found, existentialist beauty, and the science of sleep as sonic blanket. A distillation of the geological timescale into a single hour, think of this as reality TV for the hypnagogic state. Goede tijden!”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

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