The limited edition 7″ lathe cut of Young Women of Asia are assembled and ready to go (order via Shame File Music).
I procrastinated for some time about whether to go ahead with the costly proposition of making 50 lathe cut 7″s to house the physical form of this release. I’m basically selling them at cost, so there is no prospect of me not making a loss on the project. Yet having specifically created the tracks for a 7″ EP release, I decided in the end to commit to this costly project.
Once the lathes were done (by Small Run in Melbourne), I was happy with how they sounded, but it was when the colour covers were complete, with stenciled voids cut into them, that I really knew this was going to be an exquisite object worth all the time and effort.
The music was created using flexi-discs of Japanese and Pakistani folk music sung by young women and girls as source material, and the cover images cuts up a treasured booklet that came with the Japanese flexis. The physical release intertwines the music and the packaging into what is a unique object.
Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, each 7″ comes with a download card. The download comes with a bonus live track.