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ARTIST
TITLE
Coyote
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
TAIGA 014LP TAIGA 014LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/7/2010

Originally released on CD by Hydra Head in Spring 2010, TAIGA records now presents the deluxe vinyl version of Kayo Dot's melodramatic masterpiece Coyote. The album was mastered for vinyl by Mell Dettmer, cut direct-to-metal and pressed on 200 gram virgin vinyl with full-color labels featuring artwork by Toby Driver. The LP features alternate artwork from the CD version and is packaged in custom letterpress materials as an edition of 750. Printed on 200lb art paper, the letterpress jacket has notches at the opening where the ends of a 28x7" belt tuck in. The belt has more of Driver's art printed in offset full-color on the inside with letterpress printing on the outside. Coyote, Kayo Dot's fourth studio album, is a single, narrative-driven, long-form composition written with story and text provided by a close, terminally-ill friend of the band, Yuko Sueta, in the final stage of her life. Coyote was engineered by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Six Organs Of Admittance) in Seattle, Washington, forging a new genre of "goth fusion," which combines elements of early The Cure, Faith And The Muse, and Bauhaus with Herbie Hancock's psychedelic album, Sextant, and Scott Walker's album, The Drift. The lyrics and story were constructed with deliberate melodrama to pay homage as well to the intended gothic vibe, expressing the protagonist's loneliness and longing to be in a better place, and her journey through her own personal looking-glass into a hallucinatory world of fear and wonder.