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  • Hills/Uncollected Sound Ltd 2xLP
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    Limited single-sleeve package containing both the self-titled album, newly remastered, along with an accompanying LP (and download code) of unreleased recordings called Uncollected Sound - also available in stand-alone LP and cassette editions.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hills via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Hills/Uncollected Sound Ltd 2xLP 2nd Pressing
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    Extremely limited repress via CF (due to popular demand) of the single-sleeve package containing both the self-titled album, along with an accompanying LP (and download code) of unreleased recordings called Uncollected Sound...also available via Cardinal Fuzz for UK/EU customers.

    NOTE: Now arriving mid-late March! Sorry to say that the repress has been held up a little at the pressing plant and won't be here by February as previously assumed.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hills via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • S/T LP Reissue
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    Newly remastered reissue of the very first Hills album on high quality vinyl in a beautiful silver foil sleeve! Released alongside Cardinal Fuzz records, recommend going through them if your ordering from the UK/EU to save on postage.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hills via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Hills formed as a three-piece in Gothenburg, Sweden 2006, around core members Hanna (drums), Kalle (bass, guitar, organ) and Pelle (guitar) with an aim of creating music that was built on the groove, sound and rhythm and feeling heavily dependent on improvisation that would elevate the listener into a meditative space and feeling that didn't require words to explain it. Since then Hills have signed with the international renowned Rocket Recordings Label (who released Frid to widespread acclaim last year)

This self-titled LP, originally released in 2009 on the band's own Intergalactic Tactics label (as they felt there was not a big market for experimental psych/kraut tinged music at that time) and recorded quite spontaneously in a professional recording studio based around some loose song structures and pieces that Hills had been playing live and felt the time was right to get them recorded down on tape. Here Hills have managed to conjure up the spirit of their Krautrock forebears as crystalline guitars, driving metronomic drums, pulsing bass lines and a heavenly flute shimmer through these embryonic recordings and hypnotic jams. Influenced by everything from the early experimentation of John Coltrane via the repetitiveness of The Velvet Underground, Swedish folk-rock (like Träd Gräs och Stenar, Harvester, Arbete och Fritid, et al), Krautrock/psych in general, and the grimness of early black/death metal bands such as Hellhammer and punk. Hills' ethos is to try to keep it honest, analog and raw, in the very best way they can. This release has been newly remastered and comes with the original artwork by Marcus Iversson printed on a sliver laminated sleeve.

When going over the ideas for this repressing it was mentioned to the band how it would be great to make the bonus track on the CD version of this release, "Schlaraffenland," available on a special bonus LP. Not only were the band really into this idea, they also dug through their archives of recordings to find more tracks that have never seen the light of day and which are just incredible. These are now available and come as part of a special double-LP package or limited single pressing in bootleg-style screen-printed sleeve with illustrations by Nik Rayne.

UK/EU orders please go to cardinalfuzz(dot)bigcartel(dot)com and save yourself a good deal on shipping for this and other CF/SLR co-release titles.

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released January 13, 2017

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