Beautify Junkyards - Cosmorama

Cosmorama

Beautify Junkyards

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks £14.95
CD Album 11 tracks £11.95 Out of stock
Download Album (FLAC) 11 tracks £7.99
Download Album (MP3) 11 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks From £0.99

Description

Beautify Junkyards - Cosmorama

Cosmorama is the fourth album for the Lisbon based band and their second on Ghost Box following on from The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards in 2018. Cosmorama is a beautifully crafted and lavishly produced adventure into tropicalia tinged psychedelic dream pop. Like a hallucinogenic fusion of Os Mutantes and Broadcast.



Music that’s deeply influenced by Portuguese and Brazilian vocal traditions. Gauzy layers of male and female vocals shift dreamlike against a backdrop of masterly acoustic musicianship, complex percussion and haunted electronics making this album perfectly at home in the world of Ghost Box records.



Joining the band as writing and performing collaborators on Cosmorama are: Nina Miranda (of Smoke City fame) on vocals on the title track and on Reverie and Parangolé, Alison Bryce of NYC’s Lake Ruth on vocals on Deep Green and classical & contemporary harpist Eduardo Raon on A Garden by the Sea and The Fountain.



Sumptuous artwork as always is by Ghost Box Records in house designer, Julian House. The LP version is on heavyweight vinyl, with full colour inner sleeve and a free download code card.






Reviews

It’s a strange, rewarding album, rich with depth and texture. There’s crepuscular gloom here, for sure, but also warmth and beauty. Released in the freezing darkness of January, Cosmorama nevertheless looks forward to spring.
Quietus

A song like “Cosmorama”, with its ornate folksiness, glistening with steel strings is as lush as the sextet’s ever been; the glitchy electronics that introduce “Reverie” immediately transport the song to other zones.
UNCUT

Beautify Junkyards have created a world of their own: lose yourself in it.
Shindig

...wonderful record, one you will not soon forget as it takes its early place among the best releases of 2021
The Big Takeover

Astonishing stuff.
We Are Cult


Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX036 LP)
  1. Beautify Junkyards - Dupla Exposição
  2. Beautify Junkyards - Reverie
  3. Beautify Junkyards - The Sphinx
  4. Beautify Junkyards - Parangolé
  5. Beautify Junkyards - A Garden by the Sea
  6. Beautify Junkyards - The Collector
  7. Beautify Junkyards - Cosmorama
  8. Beautify Junkyards - Zodiak Klub
  9. Beautify Junkyards - Vali
  10. Beautify Junkyards - Deep Green
  11. Beautify Junkyards - The Fountain
CD Album (GBX036 CD)
  1. Beautify Junkyards - Dupla Exposição
  2. Beautify Junkyards - Reverie
  3. Beautify Junkyards - The Sphinx
  4. Beautify Junkyards - Parangolé
  5. Beautify Junkyards - A Garden by the Sea
  6. Beautify Junkyards - The Collector
  7. Beautify Junkyards - Cosmorama
  8. Beautify Junkyards - Zodiak Klub
  9. Beautify Junkyards - Vali
  10. Beautify Junkyards - Deep Green
  11. Beautify Junkyards - The Fountain
Download Album (GBX036 DL)
  1. Beautify Junkyards - Dupla Exposição
  2. Beautify Junkyards - Reverie
  3. Beautify Junkyards - The Sphinx
  4. Beautify Junkyards - Parangolé
  5. Beautify Junkyards - A Garden by the Sea
  6. Beautify Junkyards - The Collector
  7. Beautify Junkyards - Cosmorama
  8. Beautify Junkyards - Zodiak Klub
  9. Beautify Junkyards - Vali
  10. Beautify Junkyards - Deep Green
  11. Beautify Junkyards - The Fountain