The Pixies Trompe Le Monde 180g LP
This classic album is available on vinyl for the first time in years. Pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl.
The Pixies' fourth and final studio album is a continuation of the band's always evolving sound. Released in 1991, Trompe le Monde focuses on singer/songwriter Black Francis's sci-fi fascination, complete with psychedelic sheen and atmospheric keyboards.
After the successes of Doolittle and Bossanova, and no longer defined by the rawness of Steve Albini's presence on Surfer Rosa, the band was free to explore new dimensions of sonic space. In keeping with the band's unique evolving sound, Trompe le Monde eschews the surf rock that dominated Bossanova for a more aggressive, revitalized sound.
Unlike previous records, the name comes from the title of a song and not a lyric. "Trompe le monde", a French phrase meaning "fool the world", is a play on the French phrase "trompe l'oeil", a painting technique in which the painter fools the viewer into thinking objects presented are real. But the Pixies weren't fooling anyone; Trompe le Monde is a triumph, an unequivocal swan song, as if the band had planned all along for this record to be their last.
• 180g Vinyl
1. Trompe Le Monde
2. Planet Of Sound
3. Alec Eiffel
4. The Sad Punk
5. Head On
7. Palace Of The Brine
8. Letter To Memphis
9. Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons
10. Space (I Believe In)
12. Distance Equals Rate Times Time
13. Lovely Day
14. Motorway To Roswell
15. The Navajo Know