TIME/SPACE, the stellar double EP by singer-songwriter Charlie Lim, has gotten a surprise limited release on vinyl.
The album can now be enjoyed in its full genre-hopping, analogue glory right now — a perfect send off to the artist's defining work (well, so far at least).
The vinyl was pressed in Japan, and it comes with printed inner sleeves — complete with lyrics — and a special OBI strip (a packaging characteristic usually exclusive to Japanese-pressed vinyl).
Released under his current label Universal Music Singapore, it features layout design by HJGHER, photography by Jovian Lim, and is pressed on crystal-clear 180g vinyl. It's not clear how many copies were pressed, but seeing how luxuriously packed this beauty is, don't expect it to last for long.
“Good vinyl plants are incredibly hard to procure as you know, so we were lucky to find this place in Japan,” Charlie Lim tells us.
“It's been almost a year since we started looking to get the vinyl happening, and then the Universal deal came along, so we had to put this on hold as they offered to handle production and distribution.”
What's even more limited are the passes inside 50 random copies, which will grant you entry to an exclusive performance and autograph signing session by Charlie Lim at an undisclosed location on 16th December.
The show will follow a promo tour around Asia, which includes dates in Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.
"All this has been pretty timely, especially before Christmas," Charlie says. "It's a nice way to mark the end of the album cycle."
Copies of TIME/SPACE on vinyl are now available at RetroCrates, The Analog Vault, Roxy Disc House, House of Turntables, Memphis Music, Naiise (online).
Read our comprehensive guide to vinyl record stores in Singapore — and, yes, it will be updated with even more stores soon!
Watch Charlie Lim perform 'Conspiracy' on Bandwagon Sessions: