The War On Drugs ‎– Slave Ambient

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Tracklist

Best Night
Brothers
I Was There
Your Love Is Calling My Name
The Animator
Come To The City
Come For It
It's Your Destiny
City Reprise #12
Baby Missiles
Original Slave
Black Water Falls

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(2x12", Album) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
none The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Secretly Canadian none 2011
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(2x12", Ltd, Red) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(CD, Album) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
HSE-69059 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-69059 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(CD, Album, Promo) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
SC190, MU16 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(Cass, Album, C94) Secretly Canadian, Mirror Universe Tapes SC190, MU16 US 2011 Sell This Version

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Johnwaynelsd25

Johnwaynelsd25

June 29, 2016
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
My copy sounds great, sorry to hear that some are less than happy with it.
mjhmtl

mjhmtl

April 2, 2016
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
The sound on this pressing is horrible. It's all compressed and muddy. Can't even listen to it.
chris.hiebert

chris.hiebert

March 25, 2016
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
Yup, my first copy of Lost in the Dream was pressed off center, had to buy another one. My copy of Slave Ambient is fairly warped. Get your shit together Secretly Canadian and use better pressing plants.
markgriffey

markgriffey

May 29, 2015
edited 8 months ago
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Ltd, Red, SC190
There were clearly more than 75 red copies pressed. My understanding is that 75 were sold through mailorder, but the label also sent hundreds of red copies to retail shops as well. I bought mine at Other Music in NYC. Pressing size was probably closer to 500 or 1,000.
calixa

calixa

April 9, 2015
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Ltd, Red, SC190

I'm really enjoying the fact that there are 75 copies of this worldwide, yet 82 people "HAVE" it.
Bootbox

Bootbox

February 22, 2015
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190

Sounds great but is pressed off center. I'm on my third copy and all of them have my tonearm swaying madly back and forth a half inch in each direction. Great album and the sound quality is there for sure, just a shame about the careless press operator.
streetmouse

streetmouse

March 29, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190

War On Drugs may like to paint themselves into a corner, viewing themselves as some sort of down and out neo-psychedelic, dream-pop losers, stoned on really good weed, washing exotic textures that swirl like smoke from the stage out across the upturned faces, settling on and laying waste to those at the back of the room, while raising the temperature ‘til everyone is moving as one ... leaving you with nothing to do but hold your breath, slip to the bottom of the pool, then push yourself back to the surface just long enough to gain a breath of pure air before you smile, surrender to the dancing waters, and float off into the night sky.

The album’s layered with songs filled with shifting murkiness, and drenched with a dose of low hanging atmospheric clouds that at times will sound more than vaguely familiar, though placing this vague sensation will spin your head around, and by the time you’ve had the thought it’s gone, swept up through the ceiling, leaving you standing in awe as one song rolls relentlessly into another creating a hazy jam of sheer delight ... a stoner’s dreams come true.

Or I could just say that the band’s from Philadelphia, play all the clubs that exist in the magical world of sparks below the elevated trolly line, playing to the converted, and those seeking the divine light of inspiration.

***Don't go thinking there's anything wrong with your turntable as you drop these gems onto the platter, they were stunningly recorded at 45 rpms.
lean2007

lean2007

February 27, 2012
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
This album is really good,
unfortunately it sounds like crap.
prob bad mastering.