Duster (2) ‎– Contemporary Movement

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Get The Dutch 4:44
Operations 3:28
Diamond 3:24
Me And The Birds 1:32
Travelogue 4:33
The Phantom Facing Me 2:53
Cooking 4:34
Unrecovery 3:31
The Breakup Suite 3:20
Everything You See (Is Your Own) 2:37
Now It's Coming Back 2:41
Auto-Mobile 2:06

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UP091 Duster (2) Contemporary Movement(LP, Album) Up Records (5) UP091 US 2000 Sell This Version
UP091 Duster (2) Contemporary Movement(CD, Album, Dig) Up Records (5) UP091 US 2000 Sell This Version
UP091 Duster (2) Contemporary Movement(CD, Album, Promo, Not) Up Records (5) UP091 US 2000 Sell This Version
UP091 Duster (2) Contemporary Movement(CD, Promo, Adv) Up Records (5) UP091 US 2000 Sell This Version
NUM1287 Duster (2) Contemporary Movement(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Numero Group NUM1287 US 2019 Sell This Version
NUM1287 Duster (2) Contemporary Movement(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora) Numero Group NUM1287 US 2019 Sell This Version
NUM1287 Duster (2) Contemporary Movement(LP, Album, RE, Spl) Numero Group NUM1287 US 2021 Sell This Version

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bigmood

bigmood

June 6, 2021
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora, NUM1287
Orange was a weird color to use for the vinyl, but after seeing the record and the album cover next to each other it definitely works. The contrast is nice. Plus the pressing sounds great and that’s the important part
alfredliu1211

alfredliu1211

May 24, 2021
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, RE, Spl, NUM1287
Came in the scratchiest paper inner sleeve I've ever had the displeasure to take a record out of. Nonetheless, great record, great press, thanks Numero
Crazyhorse11

Crazyhorse11

May 14, 2021
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, RE, Spl, NUM1287
Wonderful sounding record. Great pressing, flat and quiet. Thanks Numero!
mazalthan

mazalthan

May 7, 2021
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, RE, Spl, NUM1287

Not only is this variant beautiful and perfectly suited for the artwork, but damn this record sounds amazing. Non-existent surface noise, extremely hard hitting instrumentals, and vocals sit perfectly.
silentstdrummer

silentstdrummer

December 11, 2020
referencing Contemporary Movement, CD, Album, Dig, UP091
Update: One week later, the Duster releases have been pulled from SubPop's webstore. Either they were ordered and were unavailable, or people have stocked up. If so, watch out for sealed copies showing up at some point. Flippers are no different than sharks!
silentstdrummer

silentstdrummer

November 27, 2020
referencing Contemporary Movement, CD, Album, Dig, UP091
When Up Records went under, SubPop stepped up and took over the remaining inventory. This means that new, sealed Duster and the first Helvetia albums can still currently be acquired from their site for $10. How about we don't pay gouger prices for used stuff when honest labels have them new for a fraction of the cost, k? K, good.
Euphonics

Euphonics

January 28, 2020
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, UP091
Duster is so definitively '90s that it feels strange that this album actually arrived in the first summer of the new millennium. It's another shot of depressing, stare-at-the-floor vocals, detuned guitars, and simplistic, stripped-down percussion. It's actually amazing that this album came from San José and not Seattle. But at any rate, you're probably wondering why it's any good, because that description certainly doesn't make it sound very exciting.

To that I'd say it has more to do with the emotional quality than the music itself. You probably have to understand where grunge and shoegaze came from in order to appreciate this stuff. After the comet of Nirvana burned out, the only rock records from this era that are worth a spit usually came from teeny little boutique labels like Up Records. They were the only ones willing to publish things like this. Rock and roll had already eaten itself multiple times by this point, and with R&B and hip hop topping the charts, there wasn't much left for the corporate demigods to commodify. Record labels had largely turned on standard 'rock' outfits, and pointed their attention to things that were decidedly more produced (and in many cases, less enduring).

In walks a group like Duster, made up of sad boys from the suburbs who weren't interested in following trends, taking orders, or selling anything. They assembled in unheated garages and dirty basements, and made what was real to them. Finding an album like "Contemporary Movement" is like finding a coffee-stained Polaroid from these times. The picture quality is poor and it's not necessarily artful or composed, but it can wrench an emotion like few other things.
jon.torrez.3

jon.torrez.3

September 4, 2019
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora, NUM1287

My copy also has slight edge warp that does not affect play. No surface noise, however! Top notch mastering as always from Numero. I used to think Contemporary Movement was a bit tuneless coming after the extremely melodic Stratosphere, but it has grown to be one of my absolute favorites! Time to have a Bedhead/Duster night.
tigresenlalluvia

tigresenlalluvia

June 26, 2019
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora, NUM1287
Sounds great! Doesn't have any surface noise, although it was slightly warped on the edge. Can't compare it to the original but the mix is really clear and the color is top notch.
rcgw209

rcgw209

April 25, 2019
referencing Contemporary Movement, LP, Album, UP091
I have a cover only for this record, let me know if you have a Record only you are willing to part with. Thanks