real cd reissue of the long gone cdr version. raccoo-oo-oon are one those rare bands that can somehow shift between seemingly divergent genres while the whole time keeping a sound very much their own. the disc launches with a speed blasted, noise fueled, psych/punk rocker, slides into nearly grooving free-jazz territory, then in to a gorgeous buzzing/floating/tinkling bliss mantra, and that's just first 3 tracks. things continue unfolding from there, but the overall sound constantly slips back to the sort of mantric, damaged rock thud these guys are clearly fond of. a rather thrilling and quite great ride… remastered by pete swanson (yellow swans) for extra punch.
packaged in full color off-set printed tri-fold art paper cover reproducing shawn reed's original eyeball frying art inside and out. woven japanese innersleeves. limited edition 1000 copies.
cd only. out of print.
released may 2006.