Lapsus Records proudly presents the third release in its “Perennial” series, dedicated to reissuing
contemporary electronica classics from established artists.
The third release is from Christopher Scott Leary, who over the last two decades has produced a plethora
of material under his pseudonym, Ochre. 2019 marks 15 years since the original release of “A Midsummer
Nice Dream” in 2004; on British label Toytronic, which pushed Leary to the forefront of the experimental
electronic music sphere. To celebrate the releases’ fifteenth anniversary, Lapsus Records will reissue a
special collector’s edition of this IDM classic in the form of a double tri-colour vinyl release, re-mastered by
John McCaig (panicStudios). It will also include a full-colour print of the new artwork, re-designed by
Portland (Oregon) illustrator Nathaniel Reeves, who has worked alongside Ochre for almost a ten years.
This special deluxe reissue entitled “A Midsummer Nice Dream (15th Anniversary Edition)“, features
unreleased material from the same period and includes three bonus tracks on its vinyl version, six on its
digital version, making it a truly unique release. It therefore offers a golden opportunity to rediscover an
album that navigates through several genre domains such as ambient, IDM and experimental electronica in
its purest form, stylistically reminiscent of the likes of Autechre, conveying a sound considerably ahead of its
time. In its entirety “A Midsummer Nice Dream” is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable electronica glitch
albums to be released in the 2000s, when the genre experienced its zenith, largely thanks to the advent of
significant breakthroughs in digital production tools.