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A Silver Thread [Home Recordings 1979 - 1990]

by His Name Is Alive

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The home recordings trilogy back in print on clear vinyl.

    Each LP comes with a printed inner sleeve with sleevenotes from Mike McGonigal, the editor of the publications Maggot Brain, YETI and Chemical Imbalance, and the author of acclaimed books about Galaxie 500 and My Bloody Valentine.

    This limited bundle edition comes with a large, heavy duty organic cotton bag screen-printed on both sides by VinoSangre using vegan ink, A2 poster, and A6 postcard. Everything designed by Studio Tape-Echo. If you already own the LPs then you can also buy the 'extra thread' items as a separate merch pack.

    > His Name Is Alive - All The Mirrors In The House (LP)
    > His Name Is Alive - Return To Never (LP)
    > His Name Is Alive - Hope Is A Candle (LP)
    > His Name Is Alive - Tote Bag
    > His Name Is Alive - A2 Poster
    > His Name Is Alive - Postcard

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Silver Thread [Home Recordings 1979 - 1990] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Be the smartest HNIA fan on your block with these items we've created to celebrate the home recordings trilogy being back in print on clear vinyl, with a trilogy of extra thread, all designed by Studio Tape-Echo using images from the Defever family archive:

    > His Name Is Alive Tote Bag
    > His Name Is Alive A2 Poster
    > His Name Is Alive Postcard

    Tote bag is a large, heavy duty organic cotton bag screen-printed on both sides by VinoSangre using vegan ink.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Silver Thread [Home Recordings 1979 - 1990] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £20 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £15 GBP  or more

     

  • Limited Edition 4CD Box Set
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    4 CDs in individual reverse board card wallets with 36 page booklet, housed in a clamshell outer box

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Silver Thread [Home Recordings 1979 - 1990] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Piano Rev 02:03
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Lliadin 02:55
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Rememory 04:43
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Tape Sound 00:36
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Guitar Rev 02:01
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Tape Slow 03:17
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Echo Lake 03:43
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To Remember 02:45
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Descending 01:47
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Princess 02:16
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Either 02:05
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Liadin 02:55
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Disappear 01:56
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Never 01:37
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Nearby 02:59
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Salendro 03:07
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Porter 02:30
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Still 02:21
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Halo 03:40
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Insiders 03:15
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about

4 disc, 60 track anthology compiling early work by Warren Defever aka His Name Is Alive, prior to signing to 4AD. This set compiles 3 volumes previously released on vinyl, alongside a bonus disc and 36 page booklet.

For the past couple of years the Disciples label has been exploring the His Name Is Alive tape archives, charting the development of their sound over 3 roughly chronological volumes - All The Mirrors In The House, Return To Never and Hope Is A Candle (the latter LP being released alongside this boxset). The full vinyl trilogy is anthologised here, alongside a bonus disc which collects together the best tracks from a series of cassette companion volumes that Defever compiled to go alongside each LP - 6Teen OK, Return Versions and Ghost Tape EXP.

Whilst ‘official’ His Name Is Alive albums are much-loved by fans of the 4AD label in it’s crepuscular Cocteau Twins/This Mortal Coil period, these tentative tracks reveal a different kind of sound, notably losing the layer of prominent female lead vocals to reveal the shadowy instrumental moves going on underneath, with some tracks recorded when Defever was as young as 10.

With help transferring ageing cassettes and annotating the results from Shelley Salant of Tyvek, the unearthed results are revelatory - a gorgeous sequence of gently decaying tone float made with an incredibly primitive DIY set-up. Comes with a 36 page booklet containing essays on each of the vinyl LPs by Mike McGonigal (author of books on My Bloody Valentine, Galaxie 500 and noted for his publications Chemical Imbalance, Yeti and Maggot Brain), alongside beautiful photos from the Defever family album.

Also available: DISC9 His Name Is Alive - Hope Is A Candle (limited edition clear vinyl LP) hisnameisalive.bandcamp.com/album/hope-is-a-candle

credits

released February 12, 2021

Personnel:
Warren Defever: guitar, piano, sampler, echo, phaser
Shelley Salant: tape transfer engineer and archivist
J Rowe: production consultant
Jymn Auge: Guitar on final track of Return To Never

All songs by Warren Defever (Perforate My Heart Music, BMI)
Liner Notes by Mike McGonigal
Photos by my mom and dad, except Hope Is A Candle cover by Angie Carozzo
Thank you John and Matt Defever
Layout by Studio Tape Echo
Commissioned by Disciples

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