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Gastr Del Sol

The Serpentine Similar

SIDE ONE:

A Watery Kentucky
Easy Company
A Jar of Fat
Ursus Arctos Wonderfilis


SIDE TWO:

Eye Street
For Soren Mueller
Serpentine Orbit
Even The Odd Orbit


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GASTR DEL SOL The Serpentine Similar vinyl LP album
GASTR DEL SOL
The Serpentine Similar
vinyl LP front cover


GASTR DEL SOL The Serpentine Similar CD album
GASTR DEL SOL
The Serpentine Similar
compact disc front cover


DESCRIPTION

The debut album from Gastr Del Sol, led by former Washington, D.C. resident David Grubbs who cut his teeth with Squirrelbait in Louisville, Kentucky and founded Bastro in Washington, D.C. Gastr Del Sol was founded from the ashes of Bastro with Grubbs and Bundy K. Brown. Bastro drummer John McEntire also performs on this album.


LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

David Grubbs, guitar, vocals, et cetera

Bundy K. Brown, bass guitar, et cetera


GUEST PLAYERS

John McEntire, additional percussion


RECORDED BY

Brian Paulson,

at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA
September, 1992
and

5thfl, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
November, 1992


MUSIC COMPOSITION

David Grubbs,
and Bundy K. Brown,

© Gastr Virgo.


COVER ILLUSTRATION

Michael O'Bannon


COVER DESIGN

?


ET CETERA

The band later re-issued this album on their own Dexter's Cigar label, which was manufactured and distributed by Drag City in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


THANK YOU

Mark Robinson,
Sooyoung Park,
Stel Valvanis,
Doug McCombs,
Bryan Smith,
and Anne Flueckiger.


REVIEW

"With Gastr del Sol, David Grubbs and co-conspirator Bundy K. Brown head off into improvised landscapes both minimal and emotionally charged. The isolated, wandering pianos on "A Jar of Fat" and "Eye Street" toy with the definition of song, paying special attention to repetition, or the lack of it. The entire record is dominated by a loose, wavering melodic gravity that will challenge some, but listeners unimpressed with the many "underground" artists driven more by attitude than honesty and expression will find Serpentine Similar quite refreshing."

- Jason Anderson, All Music.




Gastr Del Sol, David Grubbs, Jim O'Rourke

RELEASE DATE

June 1, 1993


FORMAT

compact disc
vinyl L.P.


LENGTH

31 minutes, 2 seconds

8 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 95


DETAILS

VINYL LP

June 1, 1993

1,000 pressed on black vinyl.


JACKET:
Black ink on white board with semi-gloss finish.


LABELS:
Black ink on white paper.


INNER-SLEEVE:
Standard white paper sleeve with die-cut hole over label diameter?


CATALOGUE:
?


Mastered for vinyl by
Don VanGordon at Executive Mastering, New York, New York, USA?


Printed and pressed by
?


FIRST CD PRESSING

June 1, 1993

1,500 pressed.


PACKAGE:
CD-size jacket, black ink on heavy semi-gloss white board.


LABEL:
Green and grey ink?


Printed and pressed by
Skybow / New Kingdom, Nashville, Tennesee.


SECOND CD PRESSING

November 23, 1993

1,500 pressed.


LABEL:
Blue and grey ink?


THIRD CD PRESSING

January 12, 1995

1,000 pressed.


INSERT:
4-page booklet and tray card, black ink on white paper.


JEWEL CASE:
with opaque white tray.


LABEL:
Red and blue/grey ink.

DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

20 Songs Less
The Harp Factory on Lake Street
split single with Tony Conrad


ALBUMS

The Serpentine Similar
Mirror Repair
Crookt, Crackt, or Fly
Upgrade & Afterlife
Camoufleur


COMPILATIONS

Wakefield: Volume 1
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
This Means War
The Christmas Album
Nova Feedback
Zehn
Ground-Zero - Conflagration
Unconditionally Guaranteed
Musique Facile Pour Gens Difficiles Volume 1
Rough Cuts 2


RELATED

Bastro
Squirrelbait


SONGS

A Jar Of Fat
A Puff of Dew
A Watery Kentucky
Bauchredner
The Bells of St. Mary
Black Horse
Blues Subtitled No Sense of Wonder
The C in Cake
Crappie Tactics
Dead Cats in a Fog Horn
Dictionary of Handwriting
Dry Bones in the Valley
Each Dream is an Example
Easy Company
Eight Corners
Even the Odd Orbit
Every Five Miles
Eye Street
For Soren Mueller
The Harp Factory on Lake Street
Hello Spiral
Is That a Rifle When it Rains?
Mirror Repair
Mouth Canyon
Nani?
Our Exquisite Replica of "Eternity"
Parenthetically
Photographed Yawning
Rebecca Sylvester
The Relay
The Sea Incertain
The Seasons Reverse
Serpentine Orbit
Thos. Dudley Ah! Old Must Dye
Twenty Songs Less [1]
Twenty Songs Less [2]
Ursus Arctos Wonderfilis
Wedding in the Park
Why Sleep
Work From Smoke
The Wrong Soundings