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Black Country Disco

Tom Aspaul

The debut album from Tom Aspaul is here!

Sonically inspired by Disco from the 70s and early 80s, 'Black Country Disco' was always meant to experienced on vinyl - and by supporting this crowdfunder - you can!

With four singles, nearly 1 million streams and acclaim from The Guardian, Popjustice, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard Magazine, 'Black Country Disco' is shaping up to be a career defining moment for Tom, having previously written songs for Celeste, Kylie Minogue, AlunaGeorge, Snakehips and many others.

In an almost continuous mix - the album tells the story of a tumultuous 18 months - beginning with music industry frustrations, to the end of a five year relationship and ultimately, to leaving life in London behind after eleven years. Arriving back home in the Midlands and inspired to write, while listening to disco and 80s synthpop - 'Black Country Disco' was born.

With zero features and working exclusively with one producer (London-based Gil Lewis) the music is slick, cohesive and fast paced.

When sequencing the album - all ballads written for the project were either removed off the track-list or remixed into something with a beat! Songs were merged together to shed time and make the project as succinct and replayable as possible.

The artwork was months in the making. Inspired by classic record sleeves and film posters from the 70s, it was entirely hand-painted - a collage of three different artist's work. The front sleeve re-interprets the Black Country skyline - any local will be able to spot several Black Country landmarks! The artwork is offset by an aquamarine vinyl for this pressing.


About the project, Tom says:

"I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally realise this concept and release this project into the world! It's been a real labour of love this last year and seeing it come to fruition has been a dream. Every single purchase of this record means the world to me - I can't wait to see the vinyl on your shelves!"

Sonically inspired by Disco from the 70s and early 80s, 'Black Country Disco' was always meant to experienced on vinyl - and by supporting this crowdfunder - you can!

With four singles, nearly 1 million streams and acclaim from The Guardian, Popjustice, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard Magazine, 'Black Country Disco' is shaping up to be a career defining moment for Tom, having previously written songs for Celeste, Kylie Minogue, AlunaGeorge, Snakehips and many others.

In an almost continuous mix - the album tells the story of a tumultuous 18 months - beginning with music industry frustrations, to the end of a five year relationship and ultimately, to leaving life in London behind after eleven years. Arriving back home in the Midlands and inspired to write, while listening to disco and 80s synthpop - 'Black Country Disco' was born.

With zero features and working exclusively with one producer (London-based Gil Lewis) the music is slick, cohesive and fast paced.

When sequencing the album - all ballads written for the project were either removed off the track-list or remixed into something with a beat! Songs were merged together to shed time and make the project as succinct and replayable as possible.

The artwork was months in the making. Inspired by classic record sleeves and film posters from the 70s, it was entirely hand-painted - a collage of three different artist's work. The front sleeve re-interprets the Black Country skyline - any local will be able to spot several Black Country landmarks! The artwork is offset by an aquamarine vinyl for this pressing.


About the project, Tom says:

"I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally realise this concept and release this project into the world! It's been a real labour of love this last year and seeing it come to fruition has been a dream. Every single purchase of this record means the world to me - I can't wait to see the vinyl on your shelves!"

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Crowdfunding
£ 17.00
Finished
267/200
Back now
Format
12” Sky blue color vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Jul 14 2020 ~ Sep 1 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from London/UK
Shipping fee to United States: £ 6.99 ~
Crowdfunding
£ 17.00
Finished
267/200
Back now
Format
12” Sky blue color vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Jul 14 2020 ~ Sep 1 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from London/UK
Shipping fee to United States: £ 6.99 ~

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