To begin an explanation of this tape and its release we need to go back in time five or six years ago, when bands like Thanksgiving and The Watery Graves, whose members founded Portland’s own Marriage Records, were playing and touring at an almost constant rate. Marriage was putting out bands like Lucky Dragons, Dirty Projectors, YACHT and White Rainbow (among many others) and to many it seemed that label mainstay and co-founder Adrian Orange (aka Thanksgiving) (who played sometimes- stark-sometimes-candlelight-warm folk songs on guitar or with full band (or with anyone who’d want to jam for that matter)) was poised to be some kind of boyish weirdo outsider phenomenon. After almost a dozen releases under Marriage he released an LP of acid-tinged dub-jam nomad blues on K Records called “Adrian Orange and Her Band”. It was shortly after its widespread release that the young Adrian Orange suffered a near complete mental collapse, triggered by all manners of fatigue following a largely innebriated tour of the US and Europe. His music at that time was becoming decidedly more tripped out and he released a limited run CDR on Marriage called “AJO” that had a heavy psych-blues/ jazz thing happening. This was followed by a near endless stream of tribal smoke-den boom-boom beats, at first with singing and lyrics similar to his work with friend Honey Owens (Valet, Miracles Club) with whom he had recently sang with on Valet’s record “Naked Acid” a few months prior. This was followed by nonsensical freestyles with hyphy style beats and a time where very few were aware of Adrian’s activities or whereabouts. Then over the course of this last year, after a long road of ups and downs, almost overnight returned to his friends and was able to focus on music again. At the time of this release he is in New York after a tour of the US until Halloween, when he will fly over to England and Europe. This two tape set compiles the nearly three and a half hours of music he made in his “exile era”. For new and old fans alike, this is his first official release in amost two years. Two pro-dub/pro-print cassettes with collectible catalog card and download.