Very limited tour-only CD-R edition of what was originally an edition of 50 copies hand-cut lathe that sold out immediately from VT. This edition matches the elaborate packaging of the original with a full-colour die-cut sleeve and hand-sewn 12 page zine. Purple Pilgrims are two NZ/now Hong Kong based sisters, Clementine and Valentine Nixon and the sonics are out of this world, with distant, barely audible female vocals over heavenly smears of super-degraded guitar amp hiss and the feel off muzzy choral music with undersea fidelity and an inchoate devotional aspect that is spectacularly affecting. Think Grouper recorded on a Dictaphone through the walls of a church and reconstructed by your favourite NZ drone cosmonauts. Spectacularly beautiful, with an expressive use of fidelity that goes well beyond the long blank and into radical new zones of suggestive lo-grade/high-mass psych. Can’t get enough of this, highly recommended!