Guilt Vacation LP
Released under the moniker “El Tryptophan”
160 gram vinyl. Sleeve printed with phrases from late-19th century typography manuals. 12 hand drawn fonts printed on label. Matte cover painting by Phillipa Horan. Includes card for high-quality MP3 and WAV download.
“The young man has at once folky and rather extreme experimental inclinations, and you’ll find these two influences blended together in his debut album Guilt Vacation.” – The Deli Magazine
“Gryphon Rue’s eccentric new album is indie pop at its most imaginative.” – PopMatters
“I have to say that this music simply blew my mind. You people are GENIUS. If i had a real label, i’d offer you a home there. this is WAY my mind of music. it’s everything i WANT from music, and from art. it’s everywhere, yet nowhere familiar. it’s new, yet somehow it makes the past seem present, in a way that’s intriguing, confounding, and refreshingly real. and the sequence from song to song, it’s brilliant. such a baroque journey. It’s beautiful.” – KRAMER
Google Portrait EP (ft. Joakim)
He loved her more than the camay his mum gave her on her deathbed. she was more than his soulmate, she was him and more It was about the small things and the big picture, she was the whole picture and her portrait hung above the chimney in Le Grand Salon so that he could see it from his favourite armchair when sipping his Armagnac.
Gryphon Rue is the latest upstart to be adopted by Joakim’s Tigersushi family. Having worked on tracks with Joakim previously he now steps up to release on the label.
– Ivan Smagghe for The Ransom Note