Release date: 10/01/1993
Northern Picture Library were formed by Bobby Wratten, Annemari Davies and Mark Dobson after The Field Mice split in 1991.
Less song-based and more dark and ambient than before, NPL drew influence from Talk Talk and Brian Eno, as well as the ambient/dance crossover. Melody maker described Alaska as "one of the debut albums of 1993", and its creators as "state of the art, post-ambient electropoppers who write some of the most beautiful songs in existence."
This remastered CD and download is completed by all three tracks from Love Song for the Dead Che, a companion EP recorded at the same sessions. Dead Che is a cover of the song originally recorded by the United States of America.
1. Untitled #1
2. Into the Ether
3. Catholic Easter Colours
4. Glitter Spheres
6. Dreams and Stars and Sleep
8. LSD Icing
9. Truly Madly Deeply
10. Isn't It Time You Faced the Truth?
11. Untitled #2
13. Of Traffic and Ticking
14. Lucky (Reprise)
16. Love Song for the Dead Che #1
17. Love Song for the Dead Che #2
18. The Way That Stars Die
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