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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Exclusive Features

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


1lp

format

2020

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

300

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


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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