super-limited vinyl run alert!
tough to know where the tale of A THRILLING VISIT begins. somewhere in the multiverse for sure. i’ve always wondered what might have happened if THRILLER and VISITOR never happened, if norman & i hadn’t decided that some of the songs i was working on might sound rad with a rock band, if instead i’d just made one album in the scruffy, DIY style of the sketchy & always new stuff. it was a torrential time in my life, and only recently has life settled down enough for me to even consider what happened, and what might’ve.
now, in this transitional time of finding a new home in oregon after 35-ish years in california, it’s a tender feeling looking back. i’ve met a guy called mo who loves gettin weird with pop songs like i do, and his studio became the perfect place for our lofi/hifi takes on these tunes. we recorded them without a click track, mostly first takes of guitar and voice, fueled by beats from an ancient machine, heavily sauced in strange headphone-heaven earcandy throughout.
i’m now waiting on the pressing of 100-ish randomly-colored vinyls. most of them are going to people who chipped in way back when this idea was born, but there are a handful left over that i’d love to dedicate and/or decorate for any of you that want to be part of it. i don’t have any plans to make this a bigger release, just wanted to go on a personal adventure with you. thanks for all of them.
oh, i put some other rad rare stuff in the yard sale at jonahmatranga.com too, original pressings and test pressings and random treasures. also, every order gets neat vintage treats for free, while they last. thx for helpin me keep it personal & sustainable.
ps - as always, int’l people who want to order multiple things, if the shipping costs get screwy, just lmk and we’ll sort it out like we do.