Those of you requiring buzzed-up blissdrones should get a hold of the magnificent clear vinyl 12" gatefold version of Magneticring's self-titled debut LP. For as well as being a fucking epic recording, the packaging and the high quality of the printing conspire to make MAGNETICRING something of a must-have. All the work of Vancouver's Joshua Stevenson, these oft-static, over-driven & always transfixing pieces operate upon a similar vibrational territory as Mikhail Chekalin's ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOR DECOMPOSED ORGAN, CLUSTER 2 and Klaus Schultze's IRRLICHT, though nothing in Stevenson's music appears contrived or backwards-looking. But if you dig music like escaping gas, and you fancy giving your money to an artist who's given a great deal of thought to the manner in which his work is represented, then do please search out this luxuriously-packaged art house monster from Uzu Audio Records, and make it soon because they'll go.
-Julian Cope, Head Heritage
Released in an edition of 449 copies in gatefold silkscreened sleeves. There are four variations of the cover art as follows: 25x silver/dark silver/white/black, 56x pink/green/white/black, 15x dark silver/white/black, & 353x green/white/black.