Also Eden are delighted to announce that the vinyl edition of the new album, [REDACTED] is now shipping, along with a complimentary download code.
As soon as the band had engaged Glasgow artist, Neil McChrystal to produce five pieces of original work to illustrate the album, it was clear that a vinyl package was going to be a must. Step forward Chris Topham from Plane Groovy, who has a great record of assisting bands in making available vinyl versions of their releases.
Chris Topham: "I'm delighted to welcome Also Eden to the growing stable of artists on the label; [REDACTED] is an album that really has room to breathe on vinyl - and coming with a hi-res digital download you really do get the very best of both digital and analogue worlds. This should be right at the top of everyone's Christmas list!"
The 16" square paintings were specially photographed at high resolution and the vinyl master produced separately to the CD version, direct from Logic at 96KHz / 24-bit and with less compression, to maximise the benefits of the format which, as in 2012, is set to see a 100% year-on-year increase in sales this year.
Artist Neil McChrystal says: "The [REDACTED] paintings are intended to be as immersive as the music and we designed the vinyl package with that in mind. Having my artwork on a gatefold sleeve has long been an ambition of mine, and I'm very proud that it's with this album and this artwork that it has happened."
Neil has blogged about the artwork here
Frontman Rich Harding says, "Collaborating with Neil was a pleasure and I'm also lucky enough to have seen the original paintings in the flesh, so to speak. It's great to see the story in the artwork while I spin the album on my Project Debut III."
Chris and the band met up on Saturday, so signed copies are now also available.
Click on the photos for full-size versions.