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The Thief Of Time - Where Do I Belong? (LP, Album) (M / M)

The Thief Of Time - Where Do I Belong? (LP, Album) (M / M)

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Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

Brand new copy, direct from label. Limited run of wax featuring a front & back screen printed sleeve of incredible designs by Tom Bevan and printed locally in Stockport by Phono Merch. The vinyl also features hand stamped centres as well as an insert sheet of hand written lyrics.

The first album release on Sprechen is a trip across the astral planes of electronica and through the neon soaked streets of South Manchester, where genres cross & styles meet on the creative peripherals away from the dance floor.

A life lived through clubs, comics books, cult movies, cosmic adventures & electronic musical endeavours have all played a role in the creation of 'Where Do I Belong?', the debut long player by The Thief Of Time, a new studio project from Sprechen founder Chris Massey.

What started as just very loose ideas and half started projects during lockdown resulted in a semi autobiographical collection of songs that draw on a lifetime love of electronic artists & synth heavy movie scores. Nods are given, toes are dipped & caps are doffed in various sonic directions whilst still treading a truly unique path of its own making.

As Chris says: 'it started really with me being in a headspace I've never really had in the studio. There was no pre-conceived ideas or agenda of what I wanted to achieve other than just going with what felt right and pursuing sounds & style I favour away from a smokey basement of ravers. Being a child of the 80's gave me a wealth of ever evolving influences of sounds, styles, imagery, fashion, literature & art which all somehow seemed to direct this project. It's the first time I've ever created something that contains personal reflections of my own life. Good & bad alongside the high & low points have all driven this creative process which reflects my own headspace will hopefully speak to everyone on some sort of level'.

The album also features a host of Manchester artists including A Certain Ratio, Bay Bryan, Psychederek, NIIX & Love Letters From Space as well as Allison Rae from Causeway (Italians Do It Better) who were all instrumental in realising Chris's vision and bringing this exciting project into existence.

Release Notes


1. Celestial Heartbeat 04:21
2. Imposter Syndrome feat. Bay Bryan 05:08
3. Fantasy Carnival 05:38
4. Pavement Soul feat. NIIX 04:54
5. The Love Letter From Space 03:55
6. The Thief Of Time feat. Allison Rae - We'll Find Each Other (Song For Lisa) 05:50
7. Rendezvous On A Lost World feat. Psychederek 06:05

Country: UK

Released: 2023


Barcode and Other Identifiers: SMV007

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