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Lucky Dragons - EXISTERS LP 12"

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EXISTERS is a 21-minute long mini-album of brand-new songs by lucky dragons, produced in cooperation with artist / designer Jesse Hlebo of Swill Children. EXISTERS resist without intervening, subsist without consuming. They are everything about living except life, showing the effects of attention on a thing over time. EXISTERS harkens to all things slow, delicate, and sharp--music for drifters, onlookers, and aliens of the everyday. Following on 2011's SHAPE TAPE, which reduced music to pure harmonics--no concern for beginning, end, or time passing--lucky dragons begin the process of re-inserting the organic textures, playfully intricate handmade rhythms and repetitions that characterized their earlier work, such as 2008's Dream Island Laughing Language or 2006's Widows. By largely replacing the acoustic instrumentation and field-recorded sources of those records with the crackling pulse of modular synthesizer and alien sharpness of spectral processing, EXISTERS is both the wall and the push against it, a direct impression, a tribute to the boundary and how the boundary can be crossed.

About Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active as a band since 2000, they are known for their participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and their sprawling catalog of digital sounds crafted in playful humanism. They have presented performances and installations in a wide variety of contexts--including MOCA Los Angeles, The Smell, Smithsonian's Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), The 54th Venice Biennale,The Kitchen and PS1 in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, REDCAT and LACMA in Los Angeles, Frankfurt's Schirn Kunsthalle, ICA London, ICA Philadelphia, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The name "lucky dragons" is borrowed from a fishing vessel that was caught in the fallout from h-bomb tests in the mid-1950's, an incident which sparked international outcry and gave birth to the worldwide anti-nuclear movement.

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Edition of 500
180 Gram 45RPM 12" LP
Unique Screen Printed Covers
Risograph Booklet - Saddle Stitched
Includes Digital Download Code

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Lucky Dragons