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1 - HOMEMADE EMPIRE - DEFENESTRATION - (L+C) 
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Homemade Empire is the work of the musician Bart de Kroon. With an array of instruments (guitars, keys, singing saw, drums and a shaky voice) he creates music that ranges from quiet songs to ambient drones. For over ten years De Kroon has been making songs, touring and releasing records, first as part of bands, most notably Great Lake Swimmers and Pien Feith's band, and since 2010 as Homemade Empire. On his LP 'Defenestration' Homemade Empire presents songs about a quiet life and temporal interruptions of that so sought-after life since staying indoors is not always an option. The natural world is never too far away, both in the words and in the dogs barking during recording. Defenestration is earthy and intimate. The ambient drones are still here and make out a significant part of Defenestration and the songs often lack a proper structure or endings in order to get rid of distracting formalities. Aiding to the directness of the album is that most basic guitar and vocal tracks were recorded in one take with one microphone. The sound is not as lo-fi as the first Homemade Empire record, but it is not hi-fi either. These are crazy recordings, deep, messy, noisy and analog and it is a sound that can only be achieved by spending a long time in solitude driving an old tape machine, pedaling an old pump organ and strumming nylon strings until they get old, rust and start sounding good.

TRACKLISTING: 01. (.) / Unread Books 02. Riparian / Like To Fade 03. Wisdom Come! 04. Rue Malbec 05. Hidden Knife 06. Pollarding 07. Inside Of This Chest 08. Staple Back / Soap Vs. Dreams 09. Two-headed Swan Statue 10. Plaid / Ive Named Them All 11. An Appreciation For Smaller Towels 12. The Tallest Of Trees


Format: L+C

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 29-10-2012
Item # : 433941     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - HOMEMADE EMPIRE - FIRST TREES - (LP) 
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'First Trees' is the third album by Homemade Empire, the moniker of Dutch musician Bart de Kroon. Compared to its predecessors, the mesmerizing 'A Brilliant Window Niche' (2010) and 'Defenestration' (2012), this record ventures into undiscovered sonic territories. Recorded partly with Bram Nigten, drummer from noisenik oufit Wolvon, 'First Trees' boasts noisy passages that suddenly erupt from the otherwise tranquil music. Guests include Pien Feith, Annelotte de Graaf (Amber Arcades) and long standing accomplice Ellen Evers (The Puddle Parade).

TRACKLISTING: 01. Your Laugh (in The Pines) 02. Where Are The Monuments? 03. Dog Shampoo Spoiled The Scent Of Evergreens 04. Homeland Security 05. Outside: Darkness 06. Different Air, Less Comfort 07. No Return (for F.c.) 08. The Humble 09. Abode, Pt. 3 10. (new Ghosts) 11. West Peak 12. Wide Open Sky 13. Crescent (fire Vs. Dreams) 14. Shield Off


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-02-2015
Item # : 474258     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - HOMEMADE EMPIRE - FOG ROLLS IN - (LP) 
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The Empire Strikes Back! Utrecht-based musician Bart de Kroon, aka Homemade Empire, has always been ahead of his time, but his latest endeavor brings us back to the future. His mesmerizing fourth album Fog Rolls In was pretty much set for release pre-lockdown, but was eventually kept in the vault a little longer. For this LP De Kroon has immersed himself even more deeply as a singer/songwriter in ambient drones, cowboy psychedelica & fuzz folk. De Kroon started this moniker after a life in bands like We vs. Death, Mercy Giants & Great Lake Swimmers. In 2010 Homemade Empire released his debut A Brilliant Window Niche. Subroutine cooperated in releasing Defenestration (2012) and First Trees (2015).

TRACKLISTING: 01. Stay Awake 02. Concrete Allure 03. Transcendental Pursuits 04. We Breathe Through It 05. Another Guitar Riff 06. Three Swords 07. A New Safe Place


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 16-04-2021
Item # : 548566     
Availability: IN STOCK
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