THE SHADOW RING "Remains Unchanged" 2LP
(Kye Records)

The Shadow Ring were a strange bird. A 1990s band from the UK that featured unsettling monologues set to strange hermetic music. There were very few precedents for their sound and it's hard to imagine many others mining the rich vein of weirdness they struck. All of their albums are currently out of print (which is a shame), but lucky for you there is a new archival 2 LP set out now on Kye Records. Remains Unchanged is a collection of unreleased music in chronological order that can definitely work as an introduction to the group. It comes in a nice gatefold with a huge poster. If you can, you'll also really want to track down Lindus and Lighthouse, my two favorites.