In A Lonely Place

by Tape Loop Orchestra

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“I Was Born When She Kissed Me”

Inspired by three lines of dialogue from the Humphrey Bogart 1950 classic, ‘In A Lonely Place’ is the surgical exploration of a classic era noir: a descent from glittering surface tension to sinister murky depth. As with all Tape Loop Orchestra releases, the theme is one of decay – a certain blurred focus disintegrating into fragile remembered phrases, echoing the "film’s dive from romantic optimism into malevolent violence.

“I Died When She Left Me”

In a textbook example of art mirroring life, the album’s script within a script reflects the tension and emotion of the film director Nicolas Ray was directing his then wife Gloria Grahame during the breakdown of their relationship. Recorded and edited by Andrew Hargreaves over three months on a modified 4-track and walkman loop, these three powerful and precise pieces from one side of a C90 are proudly brought to 180gm vinyl by Facture. Mastered in black and white widescreen by James Plotkin, the stunning packaging features heavy-duty gatefold and printed inner sleeves designed by Craig Tattersall, photography by Joe Borreson, A2 collage poster designed by Alice Clarke, cut out ACD Sleeve CD with inserts and a hand numbered 12 x 12 double sided heavy card stock print.

“I Lived A Few Weeks While She Loved Me”

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released December 31, 2012

Audio: Andrew Hargreaves
Mastering: James Plotkin
Design: Craig Tattersall
Photography: Joe Borreson
Collage/Poster: Alice Clarke

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