All Things Being Equal

Sonic Boom

The second solo album--and first since 1990--from founding Spacemen 3 member Sonic Boom is here on magenta vinyl.

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color Magenta
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
extras 12"x12" Foil Insert with Artwork by Marco Papiro
jacket style Mirror Board
jacket type Single
label Carpark
mastering engineer Paul Mac
mastering studio Hardgroove Mastering
pressing location Precision Record Pressing (PRP)
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1 lp
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size

In the years since Spacemen 3 broke up and his first solo album, Spectrum, Sonic Boom has worked with a who's who of sonically pushing indie rock bands, from MGMT to Beach House and Panda Bear, and toured and performed intermittently. He recently decided to make his return to solo work, with All Things Being Equal. Sonic Boom’s second album and first for Carpark began in 2015 as electronic jams. The original sketches of electronic patterns, sequenced out of modular synths, were so appealing that Stereolab’s Tim Gane encouraged Kember to release them instrumentally. 

“I nearly did,” confesses Kember, “but the vibe in them was so strong that I couldn't resist trying to ice the cake.” Three years later, a move to Portugal saw him dusting off the backing tracks, adding vocals inspired by Sam Cooke, The Sandpipers, and the Everly Brothers (which he admits “don’t go far from the turntable pile”), as well as speculative, ominous spoken word segments. His new home Sintra’s parks and gardens provided a different visual context for Kember’s thoughtful observations, and he thematically incorporated sunshine and nature as well as global protests into the ten resulting tracks.


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