Atoms For Peace AMOK [2013, 180 gram. Ltd. 3000 copies]
Limited edition debossed foil-stamped triple gatefold version. Beautifully designed by UK firm Think Tank (click the link for thoughts from them on the process), the package features heavy foil stamping not only on the exterior gatefold (outside and in) but also on the sleeves that house the LP’s themselves. What makes this version also interesting is that it is the only one with a full lyric sheet.
I gave up on affordable obtaining a copy of this version on the LP after we sold out at the shop. On discogs and secondary resale sites they’ve been going for as much as $100, with $50-$60 being the norm. Luckily for me I stopped by Music Millenium in Portland before the drive back home and found a copy, and on sale nonetheless!
I expect this album to be in my top 10 at the end of the year. I’ve been a Radiohead / Thom Yorke fan since Pablo Honey and it would be safe to say that no other contemporary musician has influenced my tastes or myself more than Yorke.
“Before Your Very Eyes” is such a powerful opener.
(I also picked up a copy of Iamamiwhoami’s Kin LP, but the artwork is mostly just all black, including the labels. It does come with 12x12 booklet with this photo of Jonna Lee in different levels of brightness as well as a DVD of the video version of the album.)