Over four days in August of 1990, SLINT recorded their second album, Spiderland, and the world would never again sound the same.
Produced by Brian Paulson at River North Recorders in Chicago and released by Touch and Go Records in April of 1991, the six songs on Spiderland methodically map a shadowy new continent of sound. The music is taut, menacing, and haunting. Its structure built largely on absence and restraint, on the echoing space between the notes, but punctuated by sudden thrilling blasts of unfettered fury. It is a sound that no one had heard before and that no one will ever forget. The eerie, now-iconic black and white cover photo of the four band member's heads breaking the surface of the water was taken by their friend Will Oldham. PJ Harvey was among the respondents to the band's call for interested female vocalists on the back cover.
Spiderland spawned a whole new genre, frequently called Post-Rock, and came to be regarded as one of the most important and influential records of the past thirty years.
Remastered from the original analog master tapes by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.
- "Breadcrumb Trail”, the 90 minute DVD documentary about Slint before, during, and after the making of Spiderland, previously included in the Spiderland (remastered) Box Set, and directed by Lance Bangs.
- A download coupon for 14 bonus outtakes and demos personally selected by Slint and mastered by Bob Weston, as well as downloads of the entire Spiderland (remastered) album itself. The 14 bonus songs are not included on the vinyl album; they are included in this vinyl package as digital downloads only.
- Packaged in a heavy weight “tip-on” gatefold LP jacket, including a large format, 12 page book of photos including a foreword by Will Oldham and printed in the USA at Stoughton
Packaging concept and design by Louisville native Jeremy deVine (of Temporary Residence fame)
Spiderland (remastered) LP pressed on 180 gram black vinyl
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