Robo Spring Cleaning Sale!

Robo Spring Cleaning! Till the end of the month the entire online store is 30% off. Use coupon code RoboSpringClean at checkout.

Robo is helping out Consouling Sounds Records by bringing in a large amount of their stock to hold and also sell for them, I need to make room!!! Please browse the shop and help clear some music out of here!

Once that Consouling Sounds stock arrives it should be up for sale around mid May. Thanks guys and have a great weekend!

Chris Taylor (Pg.99/Pygmy Lush/Big Hush) Interview from 100 Words Or Less

There’s a great interview with Chris Taylor over at 100 Words or Less! Everyone should head on over to their site and give a listen. Happy Monday!

Episode 300 of 100 Words Or Less – The Podcast – LET’S PARTY! Chris Taylor is on the show this week. He is the vocalist for recently reunited and original “screamo” legends pageninetynine (or otherwise known as Pg. 99). They dive deep into the intricacies of navigating the reunion show world, empathy and being intentionally unconventional. It’s a long one, so settle in and enjoy the nuggets of wisdom that are contained within.

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Robo @ SXSW In The Vinyl Lounge! Plus 30% Off Sale Starts Today!

The Robo booth is all set up at SXSW in the Vinyl Lounge. Come check it out and say hi to Kris!
 
If you are unable to make it to Austin for this kickass festival then take advantage of the 30% off sale I’m running in the online store starting today through Sunday. 30% off any purchase, use the coupon code ROBOSXSW at checkout.
 
Thanks folks and have a great time if you’re in TX.

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Robotic Empire February Update

February. And the snow has been melting and melting. Quite strange for it to be early February and experiencing warm weather that melts the snow. Then suddenly I’m plunged into ice season as a cold snap shows up this week, making it sketchy to drive some of the roads up this way. Dogs, horses, trucks and humans are slipping all over the place. Looking back at photos from one year ago today, Robo HQ was absolutely buried in snow. Every year is different, it sure keeps things interesting up here.

One great thing about the early melt is the south facing mountainsides have developed large patches of bare ground. It’s the perfect time to go hiking with the pups and search for white tail and elk sheds. As soon as I’m done announcing this new update that’s exactly what I’m headed out to do so let’s get to it.


This month’s update sure has been fun! I’ve enjoyed bringing in some new additions to the distro and restocking a bunch of popular items. My personal favorites from this batch will have to be the Four TetNew Energy album, the KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo (of which I do have 2 colored copies available), the Jessica 93Guilty Species that came in from France, that wonderful Holy Motors album out on Wharf Cat, and last but not least, the Songs: OhiaTravels in Constants 12″. I have a few colored copies of this, 3 to be exact. Now those are just my favorites, and as you can see by browsing the New Releases list below, that’s just a few from this list of goodies.

I made sure to get a bunch of Grails, Songs: Ohia, and Envy titles back in stock for this month and I have colored copies of Elder’s Reflections album in the store once again.

Well I hope everyone finds something they’d like to pick up from this months list and so I’ll leave you to it. Have a great rest of the month and hopefully on next week’s update I’ll have a photo of a gorgeous elk shed to show off. You guys rule! Thanks so much!

New Releases
Big Black – Racer X 12″ (Touch and Go) $14.99
Big Business – Head For The Shallow (Reissue) 12″ (Joyful Noise) $17.99
Big Busines – Here Come The Waterworks (Reissue) 12″ (Joyful Noise) $17.99
Big Business – Mind The Drift (Reissue) 12″ (Joyful Noise) $17.99
Converge – The Dusk In Us – SILVER RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $18.99
Do Make Say Think – Self-Titled – 180 GRAM VINYL 2×12″ (Constellation) $24.99
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions – 180 GRAM VINYL 2×12″ (Constellation) $29.99
Double Dragon – Self-Titled – RED COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $31.99
Four Tet – New Energy 2×12″ (Text) $27.99
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! 12″+7″ (Constellation) $22.99
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress – 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Constellation) $19.99
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers 12″ (Constellation) $21.99
Grails – Black Tar Prophecies Vols. 4, 5 & 6 12″ (Temporary Residence) $19.99
Holy Motors – Slow Sundown 12″ (Wharf Cat) $16.99
Jason Molina – Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go 12″ Secretly Canadian $14.99
Jessica 93 – Guilty Species 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $16.99
Jessica 93 / Bras Mort – Split 7″ (Music Fear Satan) $8.99
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo – OFF WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Dead Oceans) $39.99
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Dead Oceans) $15.99
Monarch / Birushanah – Split – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $16.99
Songs: Ohia – Travels in Constants – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Temporary Residence) $18.99
Songs: Ohia – Travels in Constants – ORANGE & BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Temporary Residence) $49.99
Sufjan Stevens – Greatest Gift – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Asthmatic Kitty) $27.99

Restocks
Birds In Row – Personal War 12” *VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Brainbombs – Obey 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Armageddon) $14.99
Do Make Say Think – & Yet & Yet 12” *VINYL* (Constellation) $14.99
Elder – Reflections Of A Floating World 2×12” *COKE BOTTLE W GREEN/BROWN/WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Armageddon) $26.99
Envy – A Dead Sinking Story 2×12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $19.99
Envy – All The Footprints You’ve Ever Left 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $15.99
Envy – Atheist’s Cornea 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $15.99
Envy – Insomniac Doze 2×12″ *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $24.99
Envy – Recitation 2×12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $24.99
Grails – Black Tar Prophecies Vol’s 1,2 & 3 (Reissue) 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $19.99
Grails – Burning Off Impurities 2×12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $24.99
Grails – Deep Politics 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $23.99
Grails – Take Refuge In Clean Living Reissue 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $19.99
Jason Molina – Pyramid Electric Co. 12” *VINYL* (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Songs: Ohia – Axxess & Ace 12” *VINYL* (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain (Deluxe Reissue) 2×12” *VINYL* (Secretly Canadian) $24.99
Songs: Ohia – Ghost Tropic 12” *VINYL* (Secretly Canadian) $15.99
Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co. (Deluxe Reissue) 2×12” *VINYL* (Secretly Canadian) $24.99
Songs: Ohia – Self-Titled 12” *VINYL* (Secretly Canadian) $15.99
Three Mile Pilot – The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten 2×12” *VINYL* (Temporary Reside… $15.99
Young Widows – In And Out Of Youth And Lightness 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $17.99
Young Widows – Old Wounds 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $15.99

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First Robotic Empire Distro Update of 2018

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope a great holiday break was had by all. There’s a decent amount of snow here at Robo HQ so snowmobiling, cross country skiing, , snowshoeing, snowy horseback rides, and lots of plowing have been enjoyed during the time off. Keeping away from the computer for days at a time was lovey and a gorgeous full moon on the first day of 2018 was a real treat!

Well to start off the new year I have a great distro update for everyone to read over. Some of this stock has been here for months and months but there just hasn’t been time to get it processed and up on the online store. If you glance through the lists below you’ll see another City of Caterpillar record from Repeater Records is now in stock along with restocks on the Self-Titled 12″. Elder double LPs and restocks are up for sale in the store in addition to new releases from Accident Prone which includes that new House Of Low Culture 4-way split. Elder Magick released a wonderful shoegaze album from Lacing that needs to be checked out. I’ve restocked the Thou/Great Falls 7″ from Hell Comes Home and from what I understand, these are the last of the last of them. The “Accidents Grotesque” album from Great Falls is also available in the online store now. Echo Canyon Records sent me a nice quantity of the Mihai Edrisch album on Maroon Colored Vinyl so grab those up. Last but not least is a live album from Man Is the Bastard from 1992.

The restocks list isn’t anything to skip over either! Some may have seen over the holiday that I received back from an Austrian Distributor, a decent amount of oop Robotic Stock. Please read below to find gems from Capsule, Floor, Nadja/A Storm of Light, Pygmy Lush, Ultra Dolphins, and the Whatever Nevermind Comp.

Magic Bullet restocks, Deathwish restocks, and Lovitt Records restocks. Read below!

NEW ITEMS
BLK OPS / Cave Bastard – Split 12″ (Accident Prone) $19.99
City Of Caterpillar – Driving Spain Up A Wall B/W As The Curtains Dim, Little White Lie 12″ (Repeater) $14.99
Elder – Dead Roots Stirring – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Armageddon) $24.99
Elder – Self-Titled 2×12” – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Armageddon) $24.99
Great Falls – Accidents Grotesque 12″ (Hell Comes Home) $14.99
House of Low Culture / Caustic Touch / Daniel Menche / EMS – Split 12″ (Accident Prone) $17.99
Lacing – Bummer 12” – CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Elder Magick) $17.99
Man Is The Bastard – Live On KSPC 88.7 FM 1992 12″ (Deep Six) $14.99
Mihai Edrisch – Un Jour Sans Lendemain 12” – MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $15.99
Pod, The – Self-Titled 12″ (Accident Prone) $19.99

RESTOCKS

Birds In Row – Personal War 12” *VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Brother Dege – Folk Songs Of The American Longhair 12” *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Brother Dege – How To Kill A Horse 12” *VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Burn – Do Or Die 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $14.99
Capsule – Blue 12”+CD *OCEAN BLUE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Capsule – Blue 12”+CD *PRIMORDIAL BLUE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Capsule – Blue 12”+CD *BLACK VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Charles Manson – Air 12” *GREY COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Charles Manson – Inner Sanctum 7” *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Charles Manson – Trees 12” *GREEN COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
City Of Caterpillar – Self-Titled 12” *COKE BOTTLE TRANSLUCENT COLORED VINYL* (Repeater) $15.99
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $19.99
Converge – Axe To Fall 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $14.99
Converge – No Heros 12” *BROWN MIX COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Converge – Thousands Of Miles Between Us DVD (Deathwish) $12.99
Converge – You Fail Me Redux 12” *BLACK WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $14.99
Elder – Reflections Of A Floating World 2×12” *SPLATTER COLORED VINYL* (Armageddon) $24.99
Floor – Self-Titled 12”+7” *BLACK VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $16.99
Integrity / Power Trip – Split 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Kayo Dot – Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue CD (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Majority Rule – Interviews With David Frost 12” *RED COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Nadja / A Storm Of Light – Primitive North 2×12”+CD *PHOSPHORESCENCE COLORED VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $24.99
Nadja / A Storm Of Light – Primitive North 2×12”+CD *AURORA FORGE COLORED VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $24.99
NY In 64 – Self-Titled 12” *CLEAR COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Oathbreaker – Rheia 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $19.99
Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $23.99
Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey 12” *MAGENTA COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Pygmy Lush – Bitter River 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12” *180 GRAM VINYL* (Lovitt) $12.99
Pygmy Lush – Old Friends 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Lovitt) $12.99
Self Defense Family – Try Me 12” *PINK BLACK COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $19.99
Super Unison – Auto 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $14.99
This Will Destroy You – Live In Reykjavik Iceland 3×12” *VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $24.99
This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things 12” *PICTURE DISC VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
This Will Destroy You – Self-Titled 2×12” *GREEN COLORED COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $19.99
This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain 12” *BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
This Will Destroy You & Lymbyc Systym – Field Studies 12” *PURPLE COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Thou / Great Falls – Split 7” *VINYL* (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
Ultra Dolphins – Mar 12″ *GOLD VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $9.99
Various Artists – Whatever Nevermind 12”+7” RECORD STORE DAY EDITION TRANSLUCENT BLUE VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $29.99
Verse En Coma – Rialto 10”+CD *BLACK VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate 12” *TRANSPARENT GREEN COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Young Widows – Live Radio Performance April 6, 2009 12” *MAROON COLORED VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $14.99

Best of wishes to everyone in 2018 and I can’t say thank you enough for the support you all showed in 2017! It was a super fun year of great new Robo releases and I look forward to what 2018 will bring. Happy New Year from the Robo Crew!

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Robotic Empire December Sales!

Robotic Empire will be running a bunch of random sales through the entire month of December.  This posting will continue to be updated every few days so please keep scanning down the post to see the latest sales.  This way all sales will be archived here to ensure no one misses out on a sale opportunity!

I’m starting with the Nirvana Tribute album, “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach”. Starting today till the end of December all versions of this compilation are only $4.99!! If you don’t own a copy now’s the time. Stay tuned for more sales to be announced throughout the month.

Thanks for all the Black Friday sales everyone! All of those orders have now shipped. Have a great December!

Next up in the December long sales event over at Robotic Empire are the 1 Mile North albums. All three albums are marked down from $24.99 to $19.99 for the entire month. If you don’t own a copy of these spectacular albums, now is the time! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and thanks for your support!
 
12.08.17
 
A bunch of “damaged” items are now up for sale in the Online Store at a nice discounted rate.  Pick up some great records that have slightly damaged packaging for a steal!  Use this link for easy viewing: https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=lhcctt8egg60l01b80umufo205&keyword=damaged
 
12.14.17 – TEST PRESSES!!
 

Alrighty folks, in the spirit of raising money for 2017 Robo pressing projects I’ve listed a good amount of TEST PRESSES online on my ebay account. Please see here: https://www.ebay.com/sch/secretpnt/m.html…

Yup, I sell a lot of other random things on ebay to make ends meet. You can sort by newly listed so that the Test Presses all organize themselves at the top. Have fun browsing. Hope you find a test press worth bidding on and good luck!

 

The Black Heart Procession – The Waiter Chapters I-VIII 12″Pre-Orders Up Now!

The Black Heart Procession have released various albums on Touch & Go and Temporary Residence over the years, and now, Robotic Empire is honored to be releasing a vinyl collection of The Waiter songs! Pre-orders are now up for this November 17th release, just in time for their fall North American tour: Order Here

Originally pressed as a limited tour only CD with 7 songs, it quickly sold out. Now available on vinyl for the very first time, tracks 6 & 7 cannot be found on any studio album and the collection now includes a brand new, never released Waiter song, track 8! Limited to 1,000 copies, 500 on clear vinyl and 500 on black. The band will have these on tour and those shows are listed below so get out and see them!

Hailing from the sun-drenched shores of San Diego, California, The Black Heart Procession has sought to bring their unique dream of winter to life for nearly 2 decades. Over the course of 6 full-length LPs and numerous ancillary offerings, their songs have captured the essence of heartbreak, the tragedy of discord and the exultation of redemption. Through it all, a mysterious figure, known only as The Waiter, has made intermittent yet poignant appearances – his is a world of cold, sorrow and loss, which we experience through his ceaseless turning of memory and dream.

Chronicled here in one volume are the exhaustive laments of The Waiter – 8 chapters which span across those 6 albums and numerous releases, including one rare and one previously unreleased title. Listen and wait, unburden the heart and soul – and dream, dream, dream, my lonely one…

Check out a live video for one of their performances from earlier this year overseas

10/25/17 Wed Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
10/26/17 Thu San Jose, CA The Ritz
10/27/17 Fri Portland, OR Mississippi Studios with Sam Coomes
10/28/17 Sat Vancouver, BC, Canada Biltmore Cabaret with Sam Coomes
10/29/17 Sun Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern with Sam Coomes
10/31/17 Tue San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall with Sam Coomes
11/01/17 Wed Costa Mesa, CA The Wayfarer with Sam Coomes
11/02/17 Thu Los Angeles, CA The Echo with Sam Coomes
11/03/17 Fri San Diego, CA Casbah Sam Coomes
11/04/17 Sat San Diego, CA Casbah Sam Coomes
11/10/17 Fri Chicago, IL Empty Bottle with Sam Coomes
11/11/17 Sat Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme with Sam Coomes
11/12/17 Sun Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo with Sam Coomes
11/13/17 Mon Baltimore, MD Ottobar with Sam Coomes
11/14/17 Tue Somerville, MA Once Lounge & Ballroom (frmly Cuisine en Locale) with Sam Coomes
11/15/17 Wed Brooklyn, NY Baby’s All Right with Sam Coomes
11/16/17 Thu New York, NY Mercury Lounge with Sam Coomes
11/17/17 Fri Philadelphia, PA The Boot & Saddle with Sam Coomes
11/18/17 Sat Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel with Sam Coomes
11/19/17 Sun Durham, NC Motorco with Sam Coomes
11/20/17 Mon Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall with Sam Coomes

Pre Order The Black Heart Procession Vinyl Here!

Pg.99’s Document 8 12″ Reissue is now available for order!

Pg.99’s Document 8 12″ repress is available for order now! Order the Pg.99 Re-issue here!

Over the course of their mere five-year existence, Sterling, Virginia’s Pageninetynine redefined what punk rock could be. This venerable squad of miscreants from the outskirts of the nation’s capital incorporated aspects of nearly every heavy music sub- genre into a tornado of punk fury, releasing a plethora of albums, singles, splits and more, touring relentlessly and inspiring a dedicated, diehard fanbase.

Robotic Empire is pleased to announce a timely re-press of the band’s landmark Document #8 album for availability during their September reunion shows! Each show will benefit a local grassroots organization on the frontlines fighting for civil rights, LGBT rights, youth rights, immigrant and refugee rights, and reproductive rights and justice.

Through these shows, they aim to share a broader love for community in general. Beneficiary organizations will be tabling and speaking at events, and members of the band are available for comment about why they are choosing to organize a series of DIY punk shows as a site of resistance. Not only do the bands want showgoers to attend – they hope people will walk away from these events with a sense of how they can participate in building communities where people stand up for others through decisive action.

The shows are as follows:
Sept. 21 – Broadberry, Richmond, VA to benefit Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
Sept. 22 – St. Stephen’s, Washington, DC to benefit Casa Ruby
Sept. 23 – Baltimore, MD to benefit 901 Arts
Sept. 24 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA to benefit Juntos
Sept. 25 – St. Vitus, New York City, NY to benefit New Sanctuary Movement NYC
Sept. 26 – Goldsounds, New York City, NY to benefit New York Legal Assistance Group
Sept. 27 – Great Scott, Boston, MA to benefit the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Action Coalition

Strictly limited to 500 copies, this newly repressed version of Document 8 comes on purple colored vinyl encased in purple silk screened jackets complements of Broken Press in Seattle, WA. An 11×11, black and white booklet is also included. Label copies will be arriving this week and orders will ship ASAP. It’s fun to see that depending on the light, the vinyl can have various shades of purple or pink! You can pick up your copy here: Order the Document 8 Re-issue here!

I’m sure everyone read the announcement about the September 8th release we just had, but just for the heck of it, info on that spectacular album is listed again below for your consideration. Remember that any orders for the PyritUFO 12″ come with a FREE Robotic Empire – Hawks T-shirt so be sure to list your shirt size in the notes when placing those orders!


Cinematic, profound and absorbing. PYRIT is the solo project of Swiss German Thomas Kuratli. This first album is the musical expression of an original literary project: the story of a journey into the body – dissolving to universe and transforming into an extraterrestrial machine.

Recorded in a parking lot , this album is full of ideas and vivid emotions while definitely pushing the limits of the oneman band. After moving from Zurich to Paris, Thomas started to work at his debut album UFO, originally drawn from Pyrit’s love of electronic, psychedelic and kraut he creates soundscapes of a deserted concrete- world, destruction and loneliness. Sometimes there is a glimpse of hope, sometimes there is not. Pyrit’s music is simultaneously loud and fragile, complex and simple, and always evolving.

Navigating between electronic psyche, gaunt blues and the soundtrack of a weightless film, Thomas exposes himself by donning the costume of a disenchanted crooner in search of the ultimate slow.

Appealing to fans of Low, David Lynch, Portishead and Kanye West’ Yeezus, this is an album you will certainly want to check out. A video for the powerful song, Dirt On the Ground, is up on youtube here – Dirt On The Ground Video and a full album visual stream with lyrics is available here: Full Album Stream

Originally pressed by Bookmaker Records in France, the limited pressing quickly sold out. Now repressed as a split collaboration between Robotic Empire in the US and Bookmaker in France (international customers please order from Bookmaker), with freshly remastered audio specific to the more widespread vinyl release and upgraded packaging with 180 gram black vinyl and a high quality digital download included.


USA Customers Order Pyrit Here and get your FREE Robotic Empire Hawks T-shirt with purchase. (remember to let us know your shirt size in the notes of your order)

Some more upcoming releases in the works: The Black Heart Procession 12″ is currently in production and has a scheduled release date for late November. The band will be also be going on tour that month! Seems we may have some Daughters cassettes in the works and yes, that JesuAscension is still on our radar. That’s all for now, thanks for the support, it’s always deeply appreciated!

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