Quick update: It’s been claimed that a copy of Violet Sedan Chair‘s “Seven Suns” album, planted in reel-life by the Fringe powers that be, has been discovered in a Seattle record shop. (As pictured above).
A human-being named Kiki Kane has posted evidence of the discovery and uploaded several of the tracks.
Update #1 Added links to the 10 discovered tracks below.
Update #2 Clearer shots of multiple copies of Violet Sedan Chair, along with more information.
VIOLET SEDAN CHAIR – SEVEN SUNS:
According to Kiki Kane: “Velvet [Violet] Sedan Chair “Seven Suns” LP Side 1 this copy was found in Seattle, WA at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne”.
You can listen to the uploaded tracks – “Seven Suns (Rising)” – “Slow Vibration” – “Hovercraft Mother” – “She’s Doing Fine” – “Long List of Lovers”, here.
I haven’t had time to check the authenticity of this discovery yet, so bear that in mind. But it holds up pretty well. If you’re baffled as to what this is all a-boot, see this post.
Thanks to everyone who sent this through (and, of course, Kiki, if the find is legit). If anyone has any more information on the above, or finds any backwards Number Station transmissions or whatever, feel free to share in the comments.
UPDATE: On Jan 17th, the intrepid LetItPlayOut uploaded clear shots of their Violet Sedan Chair copy:
While Kiki Kane has done the same here, along with all the tracks from their Violet Sedan Chair copy:
“Here at last are some clear shots of the back cover and vinyl labels, and all the tracks from my copy of Seven Suns found at Easy Street Records on Queen Anne in Seattle Wa.”
A quick search reveals that 13th Tone Records was trademarked on Tuesday, April 14, 2009:
On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for 13TH TONE RECORDS. This trademark is owned by Constant …, ********, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Trademarkia.com is a free search engineof publicly available government records. Trademarkia.com is not a law firm and does not represent owners & correspondents listed on this page.
This is just before JJ. Abrams easteregg filled Wired article came out – the birth of Violet Sedan Chair, which has since manifested in the world of Fringe. Bad Robots! And by bad, I mean good. And by good, I mean naughty:
The liner notes on Violet Sedan Chair’s album Seven Suns list a missing 11th song, and the penultimate track is rumored to produce hallucinatory effects when played on multiple turntables.
Anyone tried playing the penultimate track, which would be “Re Fa Mi Si Sol La”, on ‘multiple turntables’?
You may also remember his comments from this part of the article:
There’s discovery to be made and wonder to be had on the journey that not only enrich the ending but in many ways define it.
Think back, for example, to how we used to buy music. You would have to leave your apartment or house and actually move your ass to another location. You’d get to the store, where music would be playing on the stereo. Music you may not have heard before. Perhaps you’d ask the clerk what it was and she’d send you to a bin—those wooden containers holding actual albums or CDs—and you’d look through it, seeing other album covers that might catch your eye. You’d have a chance to discover something.
But wait, you say, iTunes gives you the chance to browse! To that I nod, concede the point, and say, “Bullshit.” Those little icons you scroll past mean almost nothing to most of us. Why? Because we didn’t get on the train, brave the weather, bump into strangers, and hear music we didn’t choose. In other words, we didn’t earn the right to casually scan those wooden bins. Lately I go to Amoeba Music in Hollywood just to watch people flip through albums. It’s a lost art.