EXRAY'S
THE DOME
HT019/2014

SOLD OUT

TWELVE LIMITED EDITION COPIES: Translucent case, cassette, laser etched plexiglass, paper, transparency.
**Includes FREE Digital Download


In April of 2015, Exray's will present 'Vessel XII,' a multimedia exhibit hosted by the de Young Museum in San Francisco. More information about this project and the controversial subject of Vessel XII is embedded in the video link below. 'The Dome' is a twenty-minute audio preview. If you would like to purchase one of twelve handcrafted copies of this EP, please know that your time is limited. Activate this link immediately. If your reflexes should fail you, do not despair. A free digital download is available at the same web-based location (or directly above).   

Over the last two years, Jon Bernson, Michael Falsetto-Mapp and Jason Kick have dedicated their art and music to the work of Astrid Bly and her Vessel XII research. Before discovering this subject, Exray's produced four critically acclaimed albums. Their debut EP 'Ammunition Teeth' was released in October of 2010, the same month that David Fincher's blockbuster 'The Social Network' featured Exray's song 'Hesitation' alongside an Academy Award winning score by Trent Reznor. In February 2011 Exray's released their first self-titled LP and a series of videos, which were premiered by Pitchfork, Altered Zones, Spin, and MOKB. 

In 2012, 'Trust a Robot' revealed Exray's obsession with the dystopian visions of Philip K. Dick, Syd Mead, William Burroughs and James Blaylock. Remixes from this album can be credited to Shigeto and Devonwho. 'Ancient Thing,' the single from 'Trust a Robot,' was released as a plexiglass lathe-cut record with artwork by artist Richard Colman. The 'Ancient Thing' Super 8 video was premiered by the Independent Film Channel and can be understood as backstory to forthcoming Vessel XII project. 

Since their debut, the band has performed with a long list of likeminded innovators: Toro Y Moi, tUnE-yArDs, The Soft Moon, Nite Jewel, Cloud Nothings, Thao Nguyen, Matthew Dear, Adventure, Dosh, Braids, Magic Trick, John Vanderslice and Pictureplane. The band has contributed to numerous compilations, including Secret Seven's 'In a Cloud,' which features some of San Francisco's best known bands: The Fresh & Onlys, Thee Oh Sees, Sonny and the Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz and The Sandwitches.

Exray's - Jon Bernson, Michael Falsetto-Mapp & Jason Kick
Recorded & Mixed by Michael Falsetto-Mapp & Jon Bernson at Vessel XII
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha 
Songs & Lyrics by Jon Bernson
Horns by Aaron Rockers
Design by Michael Falsetto-Mapp


TRACK LISTING

01. The_Dome
02. The_Fall
03. Logbook_II
04. The_Outer_Dimensions



 

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