Limited vinyl LP pressing. 2016 release. Vassalotti, a Florida-based songwriter and performer for critically acclaimed 4AD signees Merchandise, has used this record as an opportunity to delve further into his own diverse world of personal interests. Broken Rope is a passion project, with Vassalotti handling all of the writing, performing, recording, production, and art design. From lo-fi guitar pop sounds, to elements harsh industrial noise and musique concrete, Vassalotti weaves together a wide array of musical influences with a steady hand. Similarly, the album's lyrics draw from Portuguese history, Russian folklore, and Spanish poetry.