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Opal
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LP

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RPUT 024R-LP RPUT 024R-LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/22/2022

Reissue, originally released in 2018. Los Angeles-based visual artist and musician Lionel Williams was born and raised in a family of musicians -- he is the grandson of soundtrack composer John Williams. Since 2010, he has been releasing music as Vinyl Williams. After three albums released on No Pain In Pop (Lemniscate, 2012) and Chaz Bundick's Company (Into, 2015 and Brunei, 2016), Vinyl Williams joined French label Requiem Pour Un Twister for his fourth album Opal released in 2018. Throughout his art, both musical and visual, Lionel Williams explores the syncretistic territory between reality and dreams, between earth and space. "Music is a chance to transmute qualitative opposites into the center, to dissolve all illusions of duality," he says. Since chaos and disorder are an illusion, Vinyl Williams is trying to reach a new state of celestial harmony on Opal. The result is an album fueled with mysticism and space age utopia, ten kaleidoscopic lush pop songs that takes you into a transcendental journey. For fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Toro Y Moi, Todd Rundgren, Morgan Delt, Mild High Club, Triptides, Homeshake, Connan Mockasin. Opal marbled vinyl; edition of 500.

"Lionel Williams' fourth album brings new melodic clarity to his kaleidoscopic variations on soft-focus psych pop, pushing his songs into the realm of pure, escapist pleasure" --Pitchfork.

"These songs are genuinely transportive, each one bursting with multiple mini-crescendos and a spectral beauty that at times feels almost vampiric" --The Wire.

"There were few albums released this year as colourful and dreamy as Vinyl Williams' fourth effort" --NME.