"Time Released Sound’s first release will be a 3″ cdr ep by the highly respected Japanese ambient/drone artist, Shaula. Having come off fantastic releases on both Under the Spire, and Somehow Recordings, Shaula has created for our first release a 20+ minute piece of thoughtful somber beauty. With it’s slight Baroque undertones, this long slow fade into the heavens is a perfect compliment to the ancienne’ imagery of it’s somewhat over-the-top packaging. In an edition of only 65, each of these comes in a completely and uniquely hand collaged and artified antique/art deco photo folder. The sacrificing of a huge pile of 150 year old English engravings was involved.
Please note before ordering that no two copies of this inaugural release are alike! Some are larger, some smaller, some open vertically, some horizontally, but the same care and time went into the creation of each. Any losers have been fed to the dogs! In an attempt to be fair, and because I am too lazy to scan all 60 onto the site, I have decided to number them randomly. The first person to place an order will receive copy #1…the second person copy #2… and so on. However, if anyone is for some strange reason unhappy with the copy they receive, they can return it for a full refund, minus return shipping costs. The disc must be in as shipped condition. If the price of this initial release seems a bit high in comparison to similar ep releases on other wonderful labels I help support as well haha….hopefully the obvious time invested in the packaging will reflect and outweigh these concerns!"
"Shaula ~ yona ~ release date 24th Jan 2011. when the album is purchased from www.somehowrecordings.co.uk you will get a FREE download of an exclusive track 'lunar desert' written by shaula. This will be available on our new bandcamp page."
"We welcome back the brilliant Shaula for a second release on somehow, and what a fine album this is. Shaula has this habit of making an excellent album only to make an even better one after. The sounds of plucked guitar waves and supreme textures make yona a record that will last forever, a record you will always go back to, a record for life. Beautiful artwork from the artist himself and lovely design work from nico, its a sublime connection for each other. 10 out of 10."