Riddles Wisely Expounded

by Footpaths

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  • Streaming + Download

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

      $5 USD  or more

     

  • Limited Wood Box Set (2x7" Lathe + CD + Artbook)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Collaboration between Footpaths, Marmara Records, and Simple Box Construction.

    Hinged wood box with Footpaths logo water decal containing:

    2 x 7" Lathe picture disc release packaged in an 18pt black cardboard die cut sleeve w/ an 8 gauge crystal clear sleeve with flap.

    A5 Digipack in polybag.

    Handcrafted photo book featuring photography by Footpaths/Jon Rosenthal, designed, printed, and assembled by KA/Simple Box Construction. All books will be personalized.

    Physical ephemera from the now-razed location in which the photographs were taken.

    Lathe vinyl cut by Precarian Cuts in Tucson, Arizona.

    Limited to 3 copies. 2 available online.

    SHIPPING WILL BE EXPENSIVE. Due to the limited, fragile, expensive nature of this box, I will only be shipping domestically in an insured, flat rate box. All international orders will be refunded sans any arbitrary Paypal fees.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Riddles Wisely Expounded via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • "Artist Edition" Cassette (2nd Press)
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Edition of 25 Type I Normal Bias w/advanced cobalt ferric mix cassette tapes housed in a clear Norelco case. Includes "From the Great American Songbook". Hand assembled & numbered. Comes with a digital download.

    20 copies on gold shells available directly from me. Comes with a 1" button.

    Any and all orders are out of my hands as soon as they are taken over by the USPS. Lost packages are nonrefundable.

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

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  • Limited Edition Compact Disc
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD version of "Riddles Wisely Expounded" also includes "From the Great American Songbook".

    Housed in a DVD style digipak with a resealable poly protective sleeve.

    First edition of 50, hand numbered.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WILL BE REFUNDED. PLEASE DIRECT ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TO MARMARA RECORDS.

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

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FOOTPATHS /// RIDDLES WISELY EXPOUNDED
9.8.16 | MARMARA RECORDS 18

- vimeo.com/172049831
Excerpt from "Riddles Wisely Expounded"

Jon Rosenthal, aka Footpaths, is mostly known for his various musical techniques in Eitarnora.

A native to Illinois & located in the city of Chicago, Footpaths is a subtle reprise of meditative undertones & understanding.

"Riddles Wisely Expounded" was originally intended to be released in 2009. Having been lost to the "archives" & recently unearthed.

Marmara is proud to announce our return with this slow burner.

"Riddles Wiseley Expounded" by Footpaths will be released as a dual 7" vinyl lathe picture disc inserted into a black die cut sleeve. All physical copies will include a download code, insert & have a numbered indication.

Hand numbered edition of 25, very limited quantities.

Lathe cuts by Precarian Cuts of Tucson, Arizona

CD version of "Riddles Wisely Expounded" also includes "From the Great American Songbook".

Housed in a DVD style digipak with a resealable poly protective sleeve.

First edition of 50, hand numbered

credits

released September 8, 2016

"I started Footpaths the Summer after my freshman year in college, and the idea of recording music on my own, even into a pinhole microphone, was liberating. Endless setbacks put these early recordings on the back burner, and I ended up forgetting this last part of Footpaths's "first chapter" before eventually switching gears a few years later. Digging these songs up now, seven years later, fills me with a unique sort of nostalgia - maybe not the same kind of "historic" nostalgia the "small town America" direction embodies, but something more personal. Reveling in my own naivete is strange, but this collection of clumsy, raw, musique concrete folk songs fills me with a joyous shame."
- Jon Rosenthal, Footpaths


All music & photography by Jon Rosenthal
Audio mastered by Garry Brents
Layout by Matthew Nieto-Miller

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