Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo

Polaroïd/Roman/Photo

Ruth

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 7 tracks £15.99 Out of stock.
Download Album (mp3) 13 tracks £7.50
Download Album (flac) 13 tracks £7.50
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

Description

Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo

After the acclaim and success of the 'Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' compilation earlier this year, we are proud to announce the release of a 25th Anniversary Deluxe Special Edition reissue from one of the artists featured on this collection. Ruth's 'Polaroïd/Roman/Photo' was consistently noted as one of the standout tracks from the comp, which received glowing reviews across the board; e.g. Pitchfork – 8.2, NME – 8/10, Vice – 9/10.

This wasn't the case the first time around though. Originally released on Paris Records in 1985 Ruth's LP sold just 50 copies and was relegated to obscurity until the track "Polaroïd/Roman/Photo" started appearing on bootlegs and compilations in the early 00's, slowly becoming the cult synth pop classic it is nowadays. An original copy goes for upwards of £300 on ebay and Ruth are a shining light from an oft forgotten music scene that is becoming increasingly influential today.

Ruth was the brainchild of Thierry Müller, a photographer and graphic artist from Paris who drew his inspiration from bands and artists like Brian Eno, Stockhausen, Pere Ubu, Neu, Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. In the late 70s he began to work on Ruth, releasing the lone album Polaroïd/Roman/Photo in 1985. The line up of Ruth was collaborative and fluid, brass mingles with prototype drum machines, and squalling experimentation sits alongside sultry French girls across 40 minutes of edgy pop innovation that sounds remarkably undated alongside contemporary pop music.

From the jittery "Thriller" with its telephone sound samples and an ever ascending synth, to the lanquid "Mabelle", the cover of Can's "She Brings The Rain", and the sexy soiree of playful vocals and alluring brass that is "Polaroïd/Roman/Photo", this is an album that is now ready to be represented for the attention is deserves.

This deluxe limited edition comes in a gatefold sleeve on transparent scarlet vinyl, and features a 12 page booklet of lyrics and photos and download codes for a digital version of the album which includes six bonus tracks.

Tracklisting:
1. Thriller
2. Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
3. She Brings The Rain
4. Misty Mouse
5. Mabelle
6. Mots
7. Tu M'ennuies

(digital only bonus tracks)

8. Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Cotton Wool Mix 1984)
9. Mots (Soft Edit)
10. Sans Mots (Remix 2001 l'Orchestre Inachevé)
11. Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Instrumental First Mix 1982)
12. Waiting For Mabelle (Disco Amusement, 1979)
13. Lapinroïd

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (ARC078)
  1. Ruth - Thriller
  2. Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
  3. Ruth - She Brings The Rain
  4. Ruth - Misty Mouse
  5. Ruth - Mabelle
  6. Ruth - Mots
  7. Ruth - Tu M'Ennuies
Download Album (ARC078D)
  1. Ruth - Thriller
  2. Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
  3. Ruth - She Brings The Rain
  4. Ruth - Misty Mouse
  5. Ruth - Mabelle
  6. Ruth - Mots
  7. Ruth - Tu M'Ennuies
  8. Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Cotton Wool Mix 1984)
  9. Ruth - Mots (Soft Edit)
  10. Ruth - Sans Mots (L'Orchestre Inachevé, Remix 2001)
  11. Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Instrumental First Mix 1982)
  12. Ruth - Waiting For Mabelle (Disco Amusement 1979)
  13. Ruth - Lapinroïd

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Thriller 5m 7s £0.75
2 Polaroïd/Roman/Photo 5m 1s £0.75
3 She Brings The Rain 5m 4s £0.75
4 Misty Mouse 4m 54s £0.75
5 Mabelle 3m 50s £0.75
6 Mots 5m 21s £0.75
7 Tu M'Ennuies 10m 22s N/A N/A
8 Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Cotton Wool Mix 1984) 4m 51s £0.75
9 Mots (Soft Edit) 5m 52s £0.75
10 Sans Mots (L'Orchestre Inachevé, Remix 2001) 6m 51s £0.75
11 Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Instrumental First Mix 1982) 6m 6s £0.75
12 Waiting For Mabelle (Disco Amusement 1979) 3m 19s £0.75
13 Lapinroïd 3m 27s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (13 tracks) £7.50
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Thriller 5m 7s £0.75
2 Polaroïd/Roman/Photo 5m 1s £0.75
3 She Brings The Rain 5m 4s £0.75
4 Misty Mouse 4m 54s £0.75
5 Mabelle 3m 50s £0.75
6 Mots 5m 21s £0.75
7 Tu M'Ennuies 10m 22s N/A N/A
8 Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Cotton Wool Mix 1984) 4m 51s £0.75
9 Mots (Soft Edit) 5m 52s £0.75
10 Sans Mots (L'Orchestre Inachevé, Remix 2001) 6m 51s £0.75
11 Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Instrumental First Mix 1982) 6m 6s £0.75
12 Waiting For Mabelle (Disco Amusement 1979) 3m 19s £0.75
13 Lapinroïd 3m 27s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (13 tracks) £7.50
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section