LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening

  2 x LP   Standard   33⅓rpm   

2017 EU reissue on standard 2LP - Recorded at The Manshun in Los Angeles and the DFA studios in New York and mixed at DFA from April 2009 through February 2010. This Is Happening is LCD Soundsystems first fulloffering of new studio material since 200...

Label:  Capitol 
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Released date: 29-06-2017(originally released in 2010)

2017 EU reissue on standard 2LP - Recorded at The Manshun in Los Angeles and the DFA studios in New York and mixed at DFA from April 2009 through February 2010. This Is Happening is LCD Soundsystems first fulloffering of new studio material since 2007s Sound Of Silver and includes the single Drunk Girls plus Pow Pow Presented in a sealed card gatefold picture sleeve.

Tracks:
A1 Dance Yrself Clean
A2 Drunk Girls

B1 One Touch
B2 All I Want
B3 I Can Change

C1 You Wanted A Hit 9:06
C2 Pow Pow 8:23

D1 Somebody's Calling Me
D2 Home

Of the many arresting moments that fill LCD Soundsystems This Is Happening perhaps the most unexpected comes less than halfway through album opener Dance Yrself Clean The seemingly unassuming lowkey rumble of a song morphs from its mumbled beginnings into an outsized flash of synth ballast and wailing vocals The sudden shift is like the flicking on of a light the perfect example of frontmansongwritermastermind James Murphys effortless balance of restraint and release organic rock and electro pop and muted cool and vibrant emotion This study in contrasts pervades LCD Soundsystems third and possibly final release an album where Murphy refracts images of heartbreak and longing through the scattered light of a disco ball

The cautious observations and honest reveals that follow are literally and figuratively quieter moments than that initial blare On All I Want against a wall of whirling guitar Murphy recognizes a relationship that cant be saved and instead asks for your pity and your bitter tears Get Along shuffles over pulsing keys and bubbling percussion as Murphy tries to bridge physical and emotional distance Conversely the sparsely decorated sauntering Somebodys Calling Me is almost hopeful in comparison

There are stretches of lyrical levity here too You Wanted a Hit which sits atop shiny synths a driving bassline and layers of handclaps laments record label demands on what turns out to be one of the albums hookiest tracks Pow Pow veers toward past talkies like Losing My Edge and features keyboardist Nancy Whang shouting in unison with Murphy

With This Is Happening Murphy has created a work of both nuanced introspection and distanced observation DFA is proud to offer the vinyl version of this much lauded release which also includes contributions from drummer Pat Mahoney and sound collagist Gavin Russom

Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): Standard
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Capitol
Originally released: 2010
This release: 2017
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