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Ankaa

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Serious Beak's new album 'Ankaa' as a 12" gatefold record, housed in a matte-finished, 350gsm gatefold sleeve.

    Artwork by Caitlin Hackett. Layout by Sam Harwood.

    Expected to ship February 2016.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ankaa via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Serious Beak's new album 'Ankaa' in a CD digipak.

    Artwork by Caitlin Hackett. Layout and design by Sam Harwood.

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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    Museum-quality prints of Caitlin Hackett's 'Ankaa' artwork. (Additional photos are of the prints that Lepus Luna did for 'Huxwhukw' last time around.)

    - Single edition of 25. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity with embossed seal; numbered and signed.

    - Printed using Archival Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigments on 240gsm Canson Aquarelle rag paper.

    - Prints are approx 450 x 225mm (printed area) - to be confirmed soon.

    - Edition hand numbered in graphite on bottom left.

    - Ships rolled in a hard cardboard poster tube.

    - Printed by Lepus Luna (www.lepusluna.com).

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  • Combo: 'Ankaa' gatefold vinyl + t-shirt
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    You get the 'Ankaa' gatefold 12" LP, and a choice of 'Red' or 'Ankaa' full colour shirt designs.

    Vinyl ships February. Shirts ship separately from November.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ankaa via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Combo: 'Ankaa' CD digipak + t-shirt
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    You get the 'Ankaa' CD digipak, and a choice of 'Red' or 'Ankaa' full colour shirt designs.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ankaa via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Serious Beak are back with 'Ankaa'; 35 minutes of mind-melting, psychedelic prog glory.

Featuring complex arrangements, plentiful polyrhythms, and a psychedelic edge, 'Ankaa' both expands and refines the style Serious Beak established on their acclaimed debut album 'Huxwhukw'.

For fans of Mastodon, Animals As Leaders, Intronaut, King Crimson and intelligent, heavy music.

credits

released November 3, 2015

Recording: Tim Carr at Def Wolf Studios.
Mixing: Tim Carr at Theta Labs.
Mastering: Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli.

Artwork: Caitlin Hackett - www.caitlinhackett.com
Layout: Sam Harwood - harwood@email.com

Co-released by Art As Catharsis and Bird's Robe Records.

A huge thank you to our family, friends and fans for helping make this happen. Oh, and of course all your crazy people who enjoy our ridiculous music. xx

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Serious Beak Sydney, Australia

Serious Beak play an amalgamation of psychedelic, progressive, polyrhythmic, and discordant music.

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