The Exit Papers (6xFile, MP3, Album). Temporary Residence Limited. At the turn of the 21st Century, sandwiched between two of their most iconic albums – Secret Name and Things We Lost In The Fire – Low released The Exit Papers as part of Temporary Residence Lt. s long-running CD subscription series, Travels In Constants. A sparse suite of six mostly instrumental pieces composed for a film that never existed, The Exit Papers still stands as Low's most haunting and experimental work.
This sort of release makes sense for this music; The Exit Papers isn't meant for the average music fan, or even for most of Low's usual audience
Low is a band that is usually described using a few similar terms - slow-core, glacial, minimal - but they have never been described as cinematic. In 2000, in between the career-defining albums Secret Name and The Things We Lost in the Fire, Low created the EP The Exit Papers, a stab at making film music. They sent it out to film companies and producers with the hopes of getting work in the film industry
The Exit Papers by Low. Theme from an imaginary film anyone?. Record Collector is the world's leading authority on rare and collectable records. Got any news or live dates? Send it to ti. onesopolis. Low - The Exit Papers. Theme from an imaginary film anyone? The story goes that Low were looking to get into soundtracks around the turn of the century and so, in league with the excellent Temporary Residence label, produced a 1,000-only run of a suite of six instrumentals to be considered as such, even sending it out to film companies and directors they wanted to work with. The results, as with much in TR’s Travels In Constants series, were unsettling at times, but never once do you feel you could be listening to anyone other.