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Exquisite Spirits

by D.Dahlinger

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      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Black Vinyl
    Full Colour Vinyl Labels
    Unprinted White Paper Innersleeves
    12" Premium 3mm Spined Sleeves 350gsm - Matt Laminated
    Shrink Wrapped
    250 Copies

    Orders are not split into multiple packages due to the high costs of shipping. Please keep this in mind when purchasing pre-order items as you may want to place multiple orders to get specific releases faster. If your order contains more than one item the order will NOT ship until ALL items are in stock. More info about shipping and rates: shop.coldbusted.org/policies

    Includes unlimited streaming of Exquisite Spirits via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 250 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $18 USD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Premium Ferric Tape
    Transparent Dark Blue Shell
    2-Panel J-Card - Printed Full Color Both Sides
    Direct Shell Print
    Clear Norelco Cases
    Shrink Wrapped
    100 Copies

    Orders are not split into multiple packages due to the high costs of shipping. Please keep this in mind when purchasing pre-order items as you may want to place multiple orders to get specific releases faster. If your order contains more than one item the order will NOT ship until ALL items are in stock. More info about shipping and rates: shop.coldbusted.org/policies

    Includes unlimited streaming of Exquisite Spirits via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 100 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Full Colour Offset Printing
    4PP Superpack (Digipack) + Clear Tray
    Matt Lamination
    Glass Mastered Discs
    Shrink Wrapped
    200 Copies

    Orders are not split into multiple packages due to the high costs of shipping. Please keep this in mind when purchasing pre-order items as you may want to place multiple orders to get specific releases faster. If your order contains more than one item the order will NOT ship until ALL items are in stock. More info about shipping and rates: shop.coldbusted.org/policies

    Includes unlimited streaming of Exquisite Spirits via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 200 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • Limited Edition 12" Vinyl Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Cold Busted presents Exquisite Spirits, the latest from D.Dahlinger, a self-described “Northern California-bred, Japan-based dusty dollar/yen bin loop digger.” The follow-up to 2016’s debut album Brisk Temps (and his appearance with Pigeondust on Cold Busted’s Only On Vinyl 2 compilation), Exquisite Spirits is another brilliant exercise in tough, boom-bap beats at meditative tempos and engaging sample source genre-clashes.

    Official release date is 2018.05.25
    Digital will be available on release date

    Only 6 of these exist. 5 are for sale since we need to keep 1 copy to approve the pressing

    Test Pressings Ship From California

    Black Vinyl
    Black Jacket with no hole
    Black & White Sticker on Front
    Numbered Sticker on Back
    Numbered Sticker on Vinyl
    Sealed with 3 Inch Round Black Sticker on Jacket opening
    All inside a Clear Resealable Record Bag
    6 Copies

    Orders are not split into multiple packages due to the high costs of shipping. Please keep this in mind when purchasing pre-order items as you may want to place multiple orders to get specific releases faster. If your order contains more than one item the order will NOT ship until ALL items are in stock. More info about shipping and rates: shop.coldbusted.org/policies

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Cold Busted presents Exquisite Spirits, the latest from D.Dahlinger, a self-described “Northern California-bred, Japan-based dusty dollar/yen bin loop digger.” The follow-up to 2016’s debut album Brisk Temps (and his appearance with Pigeondust on Cold Busted’s Only On Vinyl 2 compilation), Exquisite Spirits is another brilliant exercise in tough, boom-bap beats at meditative tempos and engaging sample source genre-clashes. D.Dahlinger’s influences are wide-ranging, with Paul’s Boutique and Paid In Full hotly tipped alongside psych-rock and shoegaze, as well as the attitudes of west coast skateboarding culture thrown in. A relocation to Japan also created noticeable inspiration, giving the music a wandering flavor that often feels like solemn exploration.

A prime example of D.Dahlinger’s distinctive sound is the curiously titled “B,” which dreamily combines glistening harps, compressed vinyl noise, and lovely piano over a solid beat foundation. There’s also the pensive build of “Color Scheme 13,” with a gentle flute that deceptively calms the listener before the approaching sonic storm; the molasses intro of “Wind Back Up” which increases in tempo to reveal an intricate construction of samples and melody; and the deft trip hop thump of “Anyone’s Out There,” featuring layers of D.Dahlinger’s trademark hypnotic embellishments. Exquisite Spirits lives up its name, being both haunting and hard-to-ignore ... beats designed for the ages.

credits

released June 8, 2018

All tracks produced and arranged by D.Dahlinger
Mastered By D.Dahlinger
Design by Vitamin D & D.Dahlinger
Executive producer, Derrick Daisey
All works registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)

To family, good friends from near and far, old and new...and especially to everyone who's given their kind appreciation and support over the past couple years; I Thank You! -D

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