Back in 2007, when Huw Roberts’ Welsh-based Serein imprint was still essentially a digital-only operation, the label announced a new EP by Nest, consisting of Huw himself, and one-half of Deaf Center, Otto A. Totland. The eponymous six track EP was one of the first to later be offered by the label as a physical CD-R.
In 2010 Serein was relaunched, this time as a fully fledged label offering physical CD and vinyl editions of their works. The first of these was Retold, an newly expanded version of that original six-track Nest EP, featuring five new tracks and a new version of “Cad Goddeau,” all housed in a gorgeous six-panel digipak.
Serein’s physical products, in particular their 2011 SEASONS 10″ vinyl series and the recent Colorlist LP, are all exquisitely designed and packaged objets d’art, with a consistent visual template that has come to define the label’s image.
Now, due to public demand, Serein are looking to release Retold in a new double-vinyl edition. It’s not financially easy for boutique labels to release editions likes this, especially of an item that has existed in its back catalog for many years, so Serein are proposing a crowd-funded solution. If enough people sign up for a copy, the special edition will go into production, and trust us when we say that this release needs to happen.
The current specifications for the 2xLP set are as follows:
- Double LP on 140 gram vinyl – Audiophile DMM cut
- Two secret bonus tracks (new and unheard) exclusive to this edition
- Download code supplied with every order
- New, original cover artwork
- Matt laminated outer sleeve (the same high quality finish as all previous releases)
- Wide 5mm Spine
So why not head over to Serein’s Retold (Vinyl Special Edition 2xLP) crowd-funding page, stream the album in full and pledge for a copy to help get what will be yet another jewel in the label’s crown into production.