Boomkat Product Review:
Rare outing from Low available on vinyl and digital formats for the first time ever...
The Exit Papers is one of Low’s least known but most hauntingly experimental works (perhaps the two go hand in hand there), and now sees its first vinyl reissue with Temporary Residence some 16 years since it was issued as a subscriber-only CD called The Exit Papers (Travels In Constants Volume Nine).
Their six-part soundtrack to an unmade film landed between two of Low’s most iconic albums - Secret Name and Things We Lost In The Fire - and, even by their standards, it’s a deeply soporific listen; full of liminal, barely-there creaks, wheezes, humming amps, thrumming noise and dusty tape fidelity conjuring a spectral presence that lingers from the start until well after the record’s stopped spinning.
Trust us (and your ears) that this is Low like you’ve rarely heard them, which is pretty important for their fans, but also well worth checking even if you’re not familiar, but do like Forest Swords, Zelionople, Earth.