Low ‎– Things We Lost In The Fire

Kranky ‎– KRANK 046
CD, Album


1 Sunflower 4:39
2 Whitetail 5:03
3 Dinosaur Act 4:13
4 Medicine Magazines 4:33
5 Laser Beam 2:54
6 July 5:35
7 Embrace 5:37
8 Whore 4:23
9 Kind Of Girl 3:30
10 Like A Forest 2:27
11 Closer 5:06
12 Untitled 0:49
13 In Metal 4:19

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL. Additional recording at Third Ear, Minneapolis, MN.
(durations not printed on release).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout: DADR 20K72<105>KRANK046
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L482
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI810A
  • Other (Moulded near hub): 01

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KRANK 046 Low Things We Lost In The Fire(CD, Album, RE) Kranky KRANK 046 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Low Things We Lost In The Fire(13xFile, FLAC, Album) Kranky none 2001
TUGLP027 Low Things We Lost In The Fire(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album) Tugboat Records TUGLP027 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TUGCD027 Low Things We Lost In The Fire(CD, Album) Tugboat Records TUGCD027 UK 2001 Sell This Version
KRANK46LP Low Things We Lost In The Fire(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE) Kranky KRANK46LP US 2016 Sell This Version


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January 23, 2019
This album still moves me every time I hear it.


March 10, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
There is something terrifyingly unsettling at work in this album. Not unlike the startling dread that spread through-out their Songs for a Dead Pilot EP, this album explores those themes with more confusion to go with the hope and more triumph to go with the destruction. Once you hear the echoed rumble created by the alignment of striking instruments in Medicine Magazines, you become aware of the immense emotional chamber that this band is resonating within.

This is perhaps Steve Albini's most beautifully disturbing production piece- everything is left out in the cold to die alone. Alan Sparhawk is definitely trying to come to terms with something on this album. My guess is that he has thought too far, feels too much for the comfortable confines of the mormon faith to protect him. His mind continues to look into the brutal, desolate landscape past the comfortable fence of his religious devotion. I feel for him, if the body of his work is any indication of what he is trying to confront. At any rate, if one must go to these depths, there should be comfort in knowing that you haven't been the only one to trudge through here. Because that may the only source of redemptive warmth amidst the frigid expanse of loneliness and uncertainty.

If nothing else, at least it resulted in this album.