Stars Of The Lid's 1997 album The Ballasted Orchestra is being reissued on vinyl by Kranky. The duo play live for the first time in three years next month, at ATP festival on 9 December and at St John's Hackney with Roly Porter on 10 December.
Adam Wiltzie and Brian McBride originally recorded the album on a 4-track, which has now been remastered by Wiltzie. He says: "The remastering process was kind of a bittersweet experience, to come back to a time in my life that I had almost completely forgotten about… There is something about magnetic tape, even in a cheap plastic cassette form, that captures an atmosphere that I do not believe is possible to do anymore with digital recording."
The Ballasted Orchestra will be released on 7 January.