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Best listened to from inside the womb, Duster’s 1998’s debut Stratosphere simultaneously capped off and reinvented the slow core’s first wave. A four track dreamscape that will wake the neighbors and then lull them back to sleep. Hazy, arpeggiated guitars layer over a deliberate drummer with no real place to be, as semi-inaudible vocals warn of millennial malaise and subtly encourage the listener to “rock out, rock out, rock out, rock out.”

“Music for dark spaces and closed eyelids, deeply psychedelic but without sprawl, ambient music with a serrated edge of punk.”—The Ringer

“Warm, fuzzed-out sounds that hit home like a tight, melancholic embrace from your favorite person.”—Vice

Track List

  1. Duster Moon Age
  2. Duster Heading for the Door
  3. Duster Gold Dust
  4. Duster Topical Solution
  5. Duster Docking the Pod
  6. Duster The Landing
  7. Duster Constellations
  8. Duster The Queen of Hearts
  9. Duster Two Way Radio
  10. Duster Inside Out
  11. Duster Stratosphere
  12. Duster Reed to Hillsborough
  13. Duster Shadows of Planes
  14. Duster Earth Moon Transit
  15. Duster The Twins/Romantica
  16. Duster Sideria