Memphis Industries reissue Nothing Changes Under the Sun by the artist Blue States to mark its 20th year anniversary. It is only the second vinyl pressing of the album since 2001 and comes with a limited edition bonus disc of previously unheard songs entitled Trinity Tapes.
The album was created by Andy Dragazis, working in his bedroom, locked away with a rudimental little set up –a sampler, a sequencer, and a few keyboards. Andy confesses that he was far from certain what he was working on, but, encouraged by fledgling label Memphis Industries, he released a series of 12” EPs in 1998-99, each to increasing acclaim. Complete artistic freedom can lead to self-indulgence and musical cul-de-sacs, but by the time Nothing Changes... was released in September 2000, the results of Andy’s experimentation had been honed, refined into something very special indeed. A record that held its secrets close,Nothing Changes... set Blue States apart from the downtempo contemporaries that were flourishing at the time, full of sweeping melancholia and glorious retro-futurism.