March 1, 2013

Lansing-Dreiden’s catalog is getting remastered, reissued with unreleased material

Lansing-Dreiden’s catalog is getting remastered, reissued with unreleased material

Lansing-Dreiden — that New York-based art/music collective whose obtuse, cryptic nature was equal turns fascinating and maddening — essentially disappeared after 2008’s Tri EP (with some members going on to start Violens). Some time last year, though, they appeared on the “Artists” page for the Mexican Summer label, causing some (i.e., me) to wonder if the collective had something new up their sleeves. As it turns out, they do… sort of.

Mexican Summer has announced that they’ll be releasing remastered versions of Lansing-Dreiden’s first three releases: 2003’s The Incomplete Triangle, 2004’s A Sectioned Beam, and 2006’s The Dividing Island. What’s more, the reissues for The Incomplete Triangle and A Sectioned Beam will include previously unreleased material. The former will feature an ambient section to complement its existing kaleidoscope of psych-rock, dreampop, and synth-pop while the latter gets a single 15-minute track described as “swirling”.

All three reissues will be released on limited edition vinyl on April 9. MP3 releases are also planned, though no date for them has been announced. Preorders are now available via the Mexican Summer webstore.