Loscil ‎– First Narrows

Kranky ‎– krank069
CD, Album

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1 Sickbay 6:13
2 Lucy Dub 7:19
3 First Narrows
Featuring, Electric Piano [Rhodes Piano] – Jason ZumpanoFeaturing, Guitar – Tim Loewen
4 Emma
Guitar – Tim Loewen
5 Modo 5:42
6 Brittle
Featuring, Electric Piano [Rhodes Piano] – Jason Zumpano
7 Cloister
Featuring, Cello – Nyla Raney

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All music composed and prduced by Scott Morgan (SOCAN) 2004
© and ℗ kranky 2004

Released in gatefold card sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 96441 80692 8
  • Barcode: 796441806928
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L483
  • Mould SID Code (Var. 1): IFPI818D
  • Mould SID Code (Var. 2): IFPI8110
  • Matrix / Runout: 2MRQ3<7105>KRANK069 DADR
  • Rights Society: SOCAN

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KRANK 069 Loscil First Narrows(CD, Album, Promo) Kranky KRANK 069 US 2004 Sell This Version
krank069 Loscil First Narrows(CD, Album, RP) Kranky krank069 US 2004 Sell This Version
krank069 Loscil First Narrows(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Kranky krank069 Europe Unknown
krank069 Loscil First Narrows(2xLP, Album, RE) Kranky krank069 US 2017 Sell This Version


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February 12, 2017
Mark your calendar Loscil's First Narrows 2LP vinyl reissue out Febuary 17th 2017!


October 5, 2016

What would the world be like with "First Narrows" released on Vinyl? Guess we won't find out any time soon. Sniff.


August 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
"First Narrows" is one of the warmest ambient/minimal releases I found so far; being so conservative, yet so deep and invitating, the whole album drives the listener through different atmospheres in one rather peaceful journey. The opening track, followed by "Lucy Dub" makes the first move into the something that I would call the definition of minimalism: a perfect overture to the self-titled track, dubby-floating ambience that deserves to stay forever in my top 10 songs list. Once I made an experiment by continuously repeating it for more than 5 hours - and I never felt bored! Sometimes it reminds me of Underworld's "Second Hand", but in totally inexpressible manner.
The rest of the album follows the same beauty of gentle simplicity; the listener might feel like he's billion miles away from home. "Cloister" would then then suddenly bring you at your fireplace, injecting warm and dreamy sparks into the perfect calmness of Christmas Eve.
Don't miss this release!


July 9, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Loscil just keeps getting better and better. "First Narrows" is by far his most accomplished and satisfying album yet. The subtle addition of guitar and electric piano on a few tracks adds a suprising amount of warmth and depth the album, and the slight variations across individual tracks keeps things from becoming static. Loscil shows himself to be a master of warm, melodic yet simple dub/ambient with this release. Can't wait for the next one...