David Bowie - Low 180g Vinyl LP
TWC are proud to announce that we are now stocking a selected few of our favourite albums on Vinyl. These are stocked in very limited quantities.
Low is the 11th studio album by David Bowie, released on 14 January 1977. The music on Low is grounded in art rock and experimental rock, and features Bowie’s first explorations in electronic and ambient styles. It is influenced by the German music scene, particularly bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu!, Harmonia and Kraftwerk. Side one consists primarily of short, direct avant-pop song-fragments, with mostly downbeat lyrics reflecting Bowie’s mind at the time, while side two consists of longer, mostly instrumental tracks, conveying musical observations about Berlin. The album features a distinctive drum sound, created by Visconti through the use of an Eventide H910 Harmonizer. The cover artwork, a profile of Bowie from The Man Who Fell to Earth, was intended as a visual pun meaning ‘low profile’.
In subsequent decades, Low has been considered ahead of its time and widely acclaimed as one of Bowie’s best works. Commentators and biographers have identified the album as heavily influential on numerous post-punk bands, including Joy Division, while its drum sound became widely imitated in the years following its release. Reviewers later acknowledged the album as a primary forerunner in the development of the post-rock genre in the 1990s. It has appeared on several lists of the greatest albums of all time.
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