toundra is one of a few fantastic instrumental bands that found their way into my heart. pelican, terraformer, clouds taste satanic or bongripper are constant returning guests on my turntable. toundra even was the first instrumental band i have bought some vinyl of. the band from madrid, spain released four records by now with the fifth coming this spring. i have the first three full lengths but the fourth, aptly called "IV", eluded me. the first pressing was put forth by superball music which is a division of century media.
the label produced a first pressing for the release in 2015 with a limited run of 200 copies on clear green vinyl. those sold out quickly and are now highly sought after collectibles. once a copy sold for round about one hundred euros on discogs. way too much for me. fortunately superball music liscenced the rights for a vinyl re-press to german d.i.y. label alerta antifascista. they came up with a new pressing to commemorate the upcoming new full length, i believe. if the new album is going to be as near as good as "IV", it will be an absolute smasher.
i was actually not in the know about this new pressing. luckily discogs has this certain feed on the dashboard page. the interested reader learns about new releases which does also include re-pressings and re-issues. via this link i was informed about the new "IV" edition and i didn't hesitate to order a copy from the labels own mailorder doomrock. this alerta antifascista version looks sharp, to say the least. valuable matte cardboard for the cover sleeve, a lovely etching on the d-side (which was difficult to photograph) and very nice dual clear green with green splatter vinyl. 300 copies made. alerta antifascista. 2017.