title: Collection II
format: Cassette/Double Cassette
Crimewave is Andy Gibbs, one of the guitar players from the sludge/doom metal band Thou. With Crimewave, Gibbs pursues more contemplative, spatial sounds rooted in mood and meditation. Some of the tracks evoke soundscapes akin to some of the 70s masters of ambient/synth work with a very science fiction feel while others delve inward, unfolding slowly, invoking nature. This meticulously sequences collection unfolds as a journey in a dream. Time disappears as the sound expands, revealing new textures and immersive aural environments.
Collection II is available in three different editions:
– Single cassette: Black tape packaged in letterpress printed brad pack. Edition of 200 copies.
– Double cassette edition: Collection II is joined by Collection I on a second cassette. Collection I is an earlier compilation of Crimewave compositions. Green tapes packaged in individual letterpress printed brad packs in a black slipcase. Edition of 75 copies
– Double cassette artist edition: Collection II is joined by Collection I on a second cassette. Purple tapes packaged in individual letterpress printed brad packs in a grey slipcase. Edition of 25 copies and sold exclusively by the artist on Thou’s April 2015 European tour.
All of the brad packs were masterfully printed by Hope Amico at Gutwrench Press