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Grateful End

by DOPE PURPLE

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maskenbone79 Thank you for the insanity.. it’s like you reached inside my brain and pulled out the music I’ve been trying to create.. spacey.. wild solos.. cool back beats.. in a dreamy soundscape that teleports the mind to another dimension .. Favorite track: Cosmic Rock Is Not Dead.
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codexserafiniloves Crazy solos over fuzzed out desert Psych, what's not to love!! Favorite track: Cosmic Rock Is Not Dead.
eldudowski
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eldudowski gentle way with a melody and they know when to make the jump to light speed. killer band. once again Riot Season have put out a blinding and facemelting gem.
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mortuuspete A perfect record and I need to see these guys live very soon. Favorite track: 人類最後的一天/ 甜美的夜晚,甜美的死亡 The Last Day of Humanity / Good Night and Good Death.
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    Reissue, this is not a repress. This version has been recut at a new pressing plant due to the ongoing vinyl pressing delays around the globe. A handful of initial orders will come with a free 'dope' sticker.

    Pressed on transparent lavender coloured vinyl and housed in a full colour printed outer sleeve with plastic/pvc outer and download code.

    Co release with WV Sorcerer Records

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    They don't come with printed sleeves or printed labels. They are black vinyl LP's with plain white labels (or sometimes i've stamped them with the label logo stamp) in white card sleeves with info sticker attached and an A4 press sheet inside.

    In some instances where a release has only ever been issued on coloured vinyl, these black vinyl copies are the only ones in this colour in existence.

    Basically, they're for the curious and the collectors out there, They cost me money, and i set the price to reflect this and their rarity. I make no secret of the fact i'm selling what i have left to spare to help raise funds to go into the production pot which funds the next batch of releases. It always needs topping up and i'd rather someone into these had them and enjoy them.

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  • Vinyl LP (Transparent Yellow Vinyl)
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    Limited edition 500 only transparent yellow vinyl LP, housed in a full colour printed out sleeve with black polylined inner bag and download code. Initial mail order copies come with a free purple 'dope' sticker. Co release with WV Sorcerer Records.

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about

Welcome from Taiwan Dope Purple!

The album is a co release between Riot Season Records & WV Sorcerer Productions, with the latter mainly handling the release over in the Far East countries. Both editions are exactly the same, all pressed on transparent yellow vinyl with a download code.

I'm expecting stock to arrive at RSHQ early April so will aim to have it in shops/distros around April 23rd. Mail order copies will ship once they land here of course.

As this is a split label release, i'm getting less to sell for my own needs than i normally would. I've no idea what the interest will be in this one, but for me anyone with a love of Acid Mothers, Hibushibire, Les Rallizes Denudes etc should be all over it ... but i'm biased obviously. That said, that's exactly what got me into them when i stumbled across a link to this album last year.

Please note, this LP is a totally remastered version of the original limited CD/Cassette release from 2019.

In their own words ...

“Grateful End" is our album release in 2019 in the form of CD and cassette.

The title "Grateful End" clearly shows that this is our album with the theme of "End", such as "The Last Day of Humanity" and “Good Night, Good Death" are two of our songs with the theme of "End". However, this album also has another theme of " Live", in fact most of the songs on this album are based on our imagination of "Live". “End" is not the antonym of “Live”, "End" is just one of the stages of “Live”, in other words “End" is also our “Live”. “Grateful End" is a meaningful “End" for people struggling to “Live”. It is only when the “End" comes together with “Live” that we can find significance in it and pay attention to how people face the “End" of “Live”. The End of something enables us to understand “Live”.

Most of the tracks for Grateful End was recorded in 2018, before the epidemic, so our music doesn't reflect the situation of epidemic, but there was a time in 2020 when I thought about the reality that humanity was facing the last day of humanity. Thanks to the efforts of many people, humanity is not yet extinct, and thanks to the help of many people, we can now release this vinyl. We are very grateful to all of you.

But at the same time, the plight of the epidemic has re-emerged many humanity and morality issues that we have avoided looking at. Maybe we won't die out, but if we don't face our humanity squarely, we will lose our humanity in the future and will no longer be human. I don't know what our music can do about humanity, but it is true that music is one of the creations of humanity, and music cannot leave humanity. As music music lovers, our creations will always face humanity. I hope that in the future, after the epidemic is over, we can understand and inspire each other through our live and music.

See you soon.

credits

released April 16, 2021

Dope Purple

K.P. Liu: Guitar, Voice
Hung Jiun Chi: Guitar
Wang Hu Ray: Bass
Speed Justin Tao: Drums
YunHao: Synthesizer

Recorded at Revolver, Taipei, 15th December 2018 & 9th March 2019
Recording: K.P. Liu / Mixing & Mastering: 濁朗 Darklaw
Live photo: 富靈子 (except the photo at the bottom: SHAME LOVE)
Cover photo, Design & Layout: 若潭 ruò tán

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