The night began with tape lust and ended with a bang (quite literally, had to hail a cab because there were gunshots echoing from the direction of our path heading out). The night was supposed to be capped by Quiet Evenings (aka Rachel & Grant Evans aka Hooker Vision), but they ended up being delayed and didn't get to play. No worries though, tapes were plenty and the ale was flowing.
Evidently we missed the rare opening set by Ginny Greenteeth, but we made up for it in live psych, vinyl, and a living room of instruments. c sides got his hands on the banjo and played a little ditty. Tape recordings at bottom of page. Captured all that would fit on the tape, actually recorded over a Brahms cassette from the 80's. Flipped it over to the other side and the thing ripped. Got home- drunk, cracked the thing open with knife and fixed it back up.
You may have heard Pierrot Lunaire's recent tape Turn Back The Hands of Time on Hooker Vision, which from what i understand is a bit of a cult relic at this point. For the most part shedding the magnetic tape skin of the album for the show, Pierrot ripped through a set of dynamic skronk antics on two saxes, fed through two delay boxes and a couple other units. Reminiscent of John Zorn on a nice dosed gin. The encore was a bit closer to the album, he sang through the sax mic over an old mellotron ditty, hit the spot just right and left me wanting more.
Going back down into the dungeon there was a vibe of deep peace in the air, and bright colored visuals on the walls that were so crazy looking you couldn't even tell what they were. It was neat finally seeing Xiphiidae live; I had to tell him later about the time that one of his noise records woke me up from a nap. Using recordings of his own design, he set up his own intricate, heavy duty soundscape installation. Was like being lost in an aquarium for a while.
Also found out that Xiphiidae is the scientist's name for swordfish, fitting title for this Florida dream carver. He has a slew of tapes out, check them out on Housecraft and Rotifer!
Each tape is TOTALLY custom, no two are alike. They'll each have hand made art too (and many will have other cool stuff from my hut). Tapes will be filled with all kinds of different sounds and music, you can let me know what you want on yours (themes, remix of a track, etc) and I'll do my best to incorporate it. I plan on using unreleased tracks, live bedroom mix bootlegs, field recordings, radio transmissions, vinyl cuts and just about anything else I can conjure up, from every pit of the fucking earth. These are going to be awesome, so do yourself and an unemployed ethnomusicologist a favor and get a tape!
If this gets off the ground, hopefully we can tap into the grassroots effect. Musicians can trade a tape or 7”, whatever it be. Those who trade I'll put one of your tunes on the next tape. Hell, go start your own tape club and do the same thing (just link me, k?) Feel free to spread the word, doesn't matter if you're into 45's or listen to nothing but dubstep- will tap deep into all realms of music and sound.
Most tapes will be on recycled cassettes, each with unique art, sprayed (collaged?) shell, tracklist and inserts.
$5 or trade for one of your own wares, email eonphader at hotmail.com if interested.
*First 5 orders will be Wetland Boundary edition, wrapped in OFFICIAL orange Wetlands Boundary tape (so hot) and will come with a spore print of a local mushroom.*
CHEROKEE PRIDE XOXO
*note the scarlet ibis- Thoth; god of wisdom. We don't fuck around.
"Space Art is a French band that was formed by two friends in Paris in 1977. The group consisted of Dominique Perrier on keyboards and Roger Rizzitelli on drums. Their first (self-titled) of three albums was released in the same year as Jean-Michel Jarre’s, “Oxygene.” Knowledgeable Jarre fans will recognize the names, because both went along on the 1981 China tour. Dominique Perrier has since played keyboards on most Jarre albums and live performances and is sometimes credited with artistic collaboration - small wonder, as their styles are very much compatible. But as this and the other albums show, Space Art is not a mere clone and has a distinctive style of its own. This is due in large part to the heavy drums very well employed by Roger Rizzitelli (highly inspired by bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Soft Machine, etc). It was all about experimenting with new sounds on new machines." -Mutant Sounds
Quick, innovative 4 song ep acts as a kind of double 7, with two sides each from Echo Shade and Betamaxx. Both artists have a smooth experimental approach (aka chillwave) and are offering these refreshing tracks for free. Come for the sweet cover, stay for the reverb and harp sample.
Bridgetown Records is about as solid as granite and dependable as Stone Brewery. If you haven't heard, the summer batch consisted of 15 new releases- 12 tapes, 2 cds and a dvd.
The mix- all individual tracks, is all songs taken from these tapes. It might be the perfect thing to put on when you get home from work and want to sprawl out in the ac. Most of the songs show the intricacy of Greenspon's fascination with structure- be it from the preteen fuck all of Chicken Sandwich, or one of the comp's many caves of hypnotic electronic pieces. Lee Noble, Sky Stadium, Sea Oleena, Brahms, Sundrips, Kevin Greenspon... just download this and put it on if you want to curl up and melt away.
Bridgetown has some awesome deals going on right now- 5 tapes for $24, etc. If you want to pick a few up might be nice to do it sooner then later, one of the guys had a bunch of his equipment stolen on tour & you know it pays off to be good in our tight little community.