School Of Seven Bells Announce Alternate ?Alpinisms?

November 16, 2009 by  

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The reworked Alpinisms is available on download only and comprised of early demos, live performances and alternative versions of eight album tracks.

This edition also has a bonus track, the mysterious Caldo sung in both English and Spanish (Claudia and Alejandra hail from both Central and South America). Previously a b-side to single Half Asleep, this song places more emphasis on the vocals than usual, revealing a cosmic medieval hymn backed by futuristic yet somehow ancient synths and harpsichord.

The band play a one off London show at the ICA on 4th December, where they will showcase new material from the forthcoming album (due in early Spring 2010) before heading off to appear at the My Bloody Valentine curated ATP.

Alpinisms Special Edition Track List:

1. Wired For Light (Live Drum Version)
2. Half Asleep (Alternate Version)
3. White Elephant Coat (Early Demo Version)
4. Caldo (Live on Stereogum?s Decomposed)
5. Sempiternal (Alternate Version)
6. Iamundernodisguise (Vocal Mix I)
7. My Cabal (Early Mix 07)
8. Connjur (Alternate Version)
9. For Kalaja Mari (Drum Outtake Mix)