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400 Lonely Things

by 400 Lonely Things

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Steve Lake
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Steve Lake The complete discography for under $20. Welcome, and thank you. This music is almost too good! Again, thank you!!
Walter Campbell
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Walter Campbell Part hauntology, part autobiography, all mystery, slightly and playfully ominous while carrying a genuinely morose, simplistic beauty in its multi-instrumental ambient bliss. An impressive debut from what has shaped up to me a personal favorite musical entity. Grab an LP copy while you still can. Favorite track: The Light Hurts My Eyes.
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drunkensoul What a deep and surreal ambient trip this album takes the listener on. This is such a gem to now have on vinyl and enjoy on a cold, sleepy day and just get lost in! Let your mind and imagination wander in this haunting forest of sound. Favorite track: Things Found In My Wings.
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    On June 7th, 2003, our first album was released on vinyl only. For its 20th Anniversary, I cracked open a sealed box of unplayed copies I'd stashed away years ago to make this edition.


    • The original mix of the LP, only available on the vinyl. (Vinyl is standard black, 140 gram, Direct Metal Mastered).

    • A new hand-numbered two-sided, matte-laminated insert printed on extremely heavy-weight 18pt stock, created specifically for this 20th Anniversary release.

    • Two amusing archival marketing pieces that I found in a box while looking for these albums (copies vary)

    • A sealed envelope which will contain a re-purposed hand-stamped original insert, each enigmatically defaced by me earlier tonight, along with various 20-year old ephemera from this release (varies by copy)

    • Also in the envelope is a unique antique photograph - taken and developed somewhere between 1920ish - 1950ish. Each photo is original and different and was selected from the same batch of photos included with initial copies 20 years ago.



    • Because these are extremely limited, I can only offer one copy per listener.

    • However, I do have a few extra copies of the 11x11 insert. If you'd like an extra for display purposes, just let me know. It will be numbered as "Display / 20".

    • While the vinyl is unplayed, the test copy I tried out had built up quite a bit of static over the past two decades. I will test play every copy and if any noise is detected, your copy will be cleaned on my VPI using Tergikleen™ in the method recommended by the Library of Congress™.

    • Also, owing to 20 years of storage, all of the sleeves have extremely minor creasing in places.

    • Each copy has the vinyl itself stored in a black-paper poly-lined anti-static sleeve, and the album cover stored in a 4mil poly sleeve. I will mail your copy to you in a new record mailer, disassembled to prevent any seam-splitting.

    • I cannot combine shipping for this LP with other items, as I don't want them getting damaged by each other. So please, if planning to order additional items, order them separately from the LP. Thanks!

    • Finally, I wanted to sell these for $20 each for obvious reasons, but the insert, protective sleeves and mailers were quite expensive. So we'll just pretend it's actually $20. Only you and I will know better and we will keep it between us, like lovers... Filthy, filthy lovers.

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  • Digital Album
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Audio Designed for Various Methods of Indirect Listening.
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    Get all 17 400 Lonely Things releases available on Bandcamp and save 60%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Mother Moon, Deep Hearted (Youlogy), Apparitions Untold, Nigths and Profecy: Expanded and Remastered, Have Yourself A Lonely Little Christmas, Deep Hearted (Melegy), The Morning People, Fireside Favourites, and 9 more. , and , .

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Staying 02:40
Tagiri 04:36
Nozone 02:49
Out of Phase 03:00
Vegetation 02:25
Flutterbye 02:30
Ram Vines 02:24
Submersible 05:29


Numbered (400) vinyl edition released June 7, 2003.
Completely remixed and remastered digital reissue released late Summer 2008.

Here's some background information on how 400 Lonely Things (and this first album) came to be, starting with the sad little doggy on the cover...

The cartoon dog (we'll call him "Fido") and all wooden elements were scanned from a piece of art purchased for 25 cents at a thrift store in Jasper, Alabama quite some time ago. The dog picture was a page torn from some unknown newspaper or kid's magazine (most likely from the 1970's judging by the dog's manner of dress and the style of the illustration) - removed from context and mounted on a rough chunk of stained wood. This was then thoroughly shellacked by whoever it was who made it (there is no name on the "piece" nor on the pilfered illustration beneath the shellac). There's a little brass ring sticking out of the top, and this picture still hangs on my wall over my desk where I write this now.

Fido looked forlorn and anxious and sad. Not grieving or morose - but just doubtful and perplexed and mildly betrayed by a random number of non-specific things - the human condition on the face of a dog, in the pre-prozac era. It hung on the wall for many years and just doubted....

Our music felt the same way - a dark and bittersweet thread that kept quietly re-emerging over the course of many years of recording - eerie little orphans of creepy and sad yet oddly soothing music that never quite found a home.

When the name 400 Lonely Things arrived out of nowhere - the simple concept finally congealed and this earthy homage to a vague but earnest dejection began to assemble itself. The music became the soundtrack to whatever troubled our founder and mascot Fido, and Fido was in turn seen as our forlorn muse sighing through the music. All of this was called 400 Lonely Things and arrangements were made to give it physical form.

The record was pressed in a small numbered quantity and released on the (now defunct) Bronson Unlimited label in June of 2003. The marketing process eventually took its toll, the numbered editions are all gone, and 400 Lonely Things went home and didn't come back out to play for a long time.

About the recordings...
The albums opening number "Staying" I consider to be the 400 Lonely Things signature track and does a good job of establishing the tone of the rest of the album. It's typical of our method, a blend of nostalgic sampling, minor-chord structures and woozy repetition.

Material for this album was originally recorded between 1988 and 2003, although it should be noted that the track "Citizen's Band" contains field recordings my Uncle Jack made of himself talking on the CB radio in rural Georgia in the early 1970's.

For the digital release of this album, every single track was completely remixed. This new version was mastered by Mark Dann in 2008.


released June 7, 2003

Craig Varian | Jonathan McCall




400 Lonely Things

Dark New Age for the New Dark Age

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