“Garama” | TRS – 54
For TRS054 we are extremely excited to bring you what is our first re-release. This is an absolutely lovely, and criminally under heard beauty from Italian group, The Doubling Ride, entitled “Garama”. Originally released in 1991 on the fantastic, Italian Il Museo Immaginario label, this is a wonderfully evocative album of old school , synth infused ethno-ambiance of the highest caliber. A concept album of sorts, it references the ancient Saharan kingdom of the Garamantes, who lived in what is now central Libya. Eerie, melodic, mysterious…please discover the wonder of Garama for yourself after all these years…
Garama will come in two versions. The limited version, in an edition of just 75 copies, comes as a set of three hi res, hand worked color photos of the ruins of Garama. In the form of a tri fold, 9” x 17” double sided poster, each with an aerosol pictoglyph painting, adhered Amazonite dust, (the Garamantes traded in Amazonite) and stampings. The poster comes in a hand printed envelope with an original print from an antique book on the Tuareg descendants of the Garamantes, each of these in an outer hand colored and sprayed translucent envelope. Each envelope is tied up with a strung set of Amazonite beads.
There is also a beautiful digipak version in an edition of just 150 copies.