A Beginner's Mind

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine

A Beginner's Mind is a collaborative album by Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine. We have it on “This Is (The Thing) Blizzard White" vinyl.

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This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color This Is (The Thing) Blizzard White
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

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download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Asthmatic Kitty
mastering engineer Josh Bonati
pressing location Microforum Vinyl Record Pressing
release type New Release

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Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine brought their minds together to uncover the collaborative album, A Beginner’s Mind, loosely inspired by the films they watched following a rigorous month-long songwriting journey. In this album, the two connect on a level audibly heard by listeners. Their erratic songwriting, from swapping verses and choruses to tossing out chords and lyrics, is a shared experience that was refined to bring out the best of the two. Through A Beginner’s Mind, named after the Buddhist concept of shoshin, Stevens and De Augustine unveil what it means to perceive life through a lens free of judgment or knowingness.


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