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LAE "Break The Clasp" Double LP Gatefold 180 Steve Austin on Vox / Gtr

Break The Clasp is the debut album from Montreal-based psychedelic post-rock artisans, LAE.

Bassist, Ronald Jean-Gilles, drummer Serge Nakauchi Pelletier, and guitarists Stephane Desgroseilliers and Marc Lucas Ablasou contacted Steve Austin (Today Is The Day), flying him and an arsenal of gear from his Austin Enterprises from Maine to record in Ablasou’s wood shop/warehouse. Here, the five musicians utilized acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet, saws, multiple electric organs and pianos and more to capture their long-awaited full-length, Break The Clasp in full analog on a vintage Neve 1073 Modules. Austin became immersed in the recordings, eventually his producer duties shifted to more instinctive musician sense, and in the end, Austin ended up performing lead vocals to the entire album in addition to other musical contributions.

After being mastered at Austin Enterprises back in Maine, and being fitted with imaginative cover art crafted by the band’s longtime cohort Sonny Kay (The VSS, Gold Standard Laboratories label), LAE’s Break The Clasp will finally see its birth this Autumn. Encompassing nearly fifty-three minutes of unclassifiable, unearthly, heartbreaking psychedelic audio artistry, while fans of Swans, Sonic Youth, Slint, Pink Floyd, Shellac and more will be instantly hooked by these tales of love, devotion and loss.

Two slabs of 180-gram black wax, black poly-lined inner sleeves, packed in a full color gatefold outer sleeve with spot varnish on front and back covers, shrinkwrapped with a cover sticker, and including a download card.