Stratosphere (25th Anniversary Edition) (Clear & Black Splatter Vinyl) (National Album Day 2023)



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Release Date: 14th October 2023

Best listened to from inside the womb, Duster’s 1998’s debut Stratosphere simultaneously capped off and reinvented the slow core’s first wave. A four track dreamscape that will wake the neighbors and then lull them back to sleep. Hazy, arpeggiated guitars layer over a deliberate drummer with no real place to be, as semi-inaudible vocals warn of millennial malaise and subtly encourage the listener to “rock out, rock out, rock out, rock out.”

“Music for dark spaces and closed eyelids, deeply psychedelic but without sprawl, ambient music with a serrated edge of punk.”—The Ringer

“Warm, fuzzed-out sounds that hit home like a tight, melancholic embrace from your favorite person.”—Vice


Side A

  1. Moon Age
  2. Heading For The Door
  3. Gold Dust
  4. Topical Solution
  5. Docking The Pod
  6. The Landing
  7. Constellations
  8. The Queen Of Hearts

Side B

  1. Two Way Radio
  2. Inside Out
  3. Stratosphere
  4. Reed To Hillsborough
  5. Shadows Of Planes
  6. Earth Moon Transit
  7. The Twins/Romantica
  8. Sideria