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  • hermittashi

    tashi dorji – s/t – hermit hut

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    Tashi Dorji grew up in Bhutan, on the eastern side of the Himalayas. Access to any music created outside the country is limited, as are most cultural options, given the geologically isolation of the country. How Dorji went from a life so remote to developing his innovative and revelatory guitar style is mind-boggling. Yearning for access to the world outside, Dorji pursued and obtained a fully-paid scholarship to a liberal arts school in Asheville, NC, in his early twenties. He’s since settled in there (save a short stint in Maine), soaking up a vast array of music, most notably the works of Derek Bailey and John Zorn. Along the way, Dorji developed a playing style unbound by tradition, yet with a direct line to intuitive artistry. His recordings feature improvisations that spasmodically grow along tangential, surprising paths. All references break loose during a composition, as Dorji keys into his own inner world. After a handful of cassettes on various labels, Dorji presents his first proper album on Hermit Hut, the label created by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) and inspired by spreading word of Dorji’s talents. The six compositions here are hand-picked by Dorji and Chasny as the most representative and far-reaching of his recordings. Taken together, they announce a new guitar music unlike anything being made today.

  • sunraorgan

    sun ra – church organ 1948


    $17.00 Add to cart

    one sided coloured vinyl with paste on covers

  • geostrange

    strange mountain – inhibitions – geology records

    out of stock

    Written & recorded 2014 by Marcel Thee
    Photos by Robby Susanto
    For the mighty TKW
    Thanks to Eric for believing

  • scissorwes

    wes tirey / andrew weathers – split – scissor tail editions

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    Wes Tirey has teamed up with North Carolinian Andrew Weathers to put out an experimental folk/drone split on Scissor Tail Records. Tirey’s track, ‘My Grandfather’s 12 Gauge,’ is the shorter of the two, despite clocking in at over ten minutes. Listeners familar with his traditional sound will be delighted with the intricate guitar work that conjures images of a dusty, all-American west. Weathers’ ‘Stay 100,’ which notches an impressive twenty minutes, is more of an electronic folk song, with his guitar work supported by gentle drone. It’s interesting how both tracks play off one another, with the slight changes highlighting the progression of conventional folk music. It would be interesting to see the idea taken further, starting with Tirey’s classical finger-picking and eneding with electonic and/or rock music, with each track tracing a step in th evolution and development of traditional folk music.

  • tranqhobo

    hobo cubes – memories – tranquility tapes

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    Montreal’s Francesco De Gallo is easily one of the busiest and most prolific musicians throughout the cassette underground. He operates the great Hobo Cult Records and has been a member of many groups including Dozens, Velvet Chrome, and The H, but Hobo Cubes has always been De Gallo’s main game. Memories is one of his most personal works to date. The release fuses muted synth passages with field recordings culled from various experiences and locations over the past four years. Like memories themselves, melodies that are both eerie and comforting drift just below the surface, connecting with us clearly at some instances and obfuscated by time and our ability to comprehend them at others. There’s a distinct pensiveness present throughout each track as De Gallo uses sound to pour over long lost moments that belong to the past but live on powerfully within the mind. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download.

  • transpark

    sparkling wide pressure – dream of windows – tranquility tapes

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    Sparkling Wide Pressure makes a welcome return to the label. In the three years that have passed since we released Sing What You Remind Me Of, creative powerhouse Frank Baugh’s solo project has remained consistently engaging on an almost unbelievable level. Dream of Windows features further excavations into his singular style, which blends the warmth of psychedelic pop with the spaciousness, dissonance, and free-form nature of experimental music. Cascades of acoustic and electric guitar picking meet otherworldly keyboard melodies, confounding cassette playbacks, and low-fi drum machine beats. Baugh’s voice regularly seeps into the mix like a mournful ghost singing arcane poetry as he plays with vocal manipulations and syncopation in even more off-kilter ways than usual. Altogether, it adds up to another brilliant piece of an already astonishing catalog that melds the strange and the beautiful in ways that few others can. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download.

  • tranqcliffs

    cliffsides – headspace – tranquility tapes

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    Your eyes do not deceive you. This is two full hours of brand new Cliffsides material. After relocating to the Bay Area in 2013, Ryan McGill plunged head first into his solo endeavor and what he came up with is the massive and sprawling achievement that is Headspace. Divided into two distinct sets, “The Fool” features brand new synth work and “The Universe” is made up of material created through sampling various found cassettes and field recordings – a style that began to take shape on last year’s Spirit in the Mountain Temple cassette on Hooker Vision. Thematically, the release contrasts the notions of conscious and unconscious thought, logic and dreams, reason and desire, as well as the symbiotic and mutually destructive interactions between man and universe. Sonically, it’s everything you want from new Cliffsides and then some. Stunning melodic sequences and progressions segue into ultra-deep drones and abstract passages, while angelic voices and strangely familiar orchestrations rise up from magnetic spools. Altogether, this is a thoroughly fascinating and epic double dose you’ll want to take again and again. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download.

  • tranqrain

    rain drinkers – wood violet – tranquility tapes

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    Since 2010, Rain Drinkers have skillfully melded genres across incredible releases on Brave Mysteries, Earjerk, Reverb Worship, and their own Shifting Sands Congregation. Wood Violet finds the duo of Xax Mane Krass and Joe Taylor in top form, channeling the creative spirit to seamlessly blend elements of folk, classical, electronic, and psychedelic rock across two new studio tracks and a live recording. Both Krass and Taylor are incredibly adept musicians, weaving violins, synths, guitars, piano, drum machines, and various percussive instruments throughout each piece. There’s real drama in each composition as the duo shifts fluidly between moments of pastoral beauty into passages of tense, rousing orchestration and then into smoldering psychedelia. It simply has to be heard to be believed. These two are treading a singular musical path that’s deeply and uniquely inspired by the natural beauty found throughout their homeland of Wisconsin. If you’re not on board already, this is a great place to dive in. If you already are, you don’t need me to tell you that you’re in for one hell of a ride with this one. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download.

  • pulsealien

    pulse emitter – alien vacation – expansive

    out of stock

    Recorded late 2012, early 2013, and the last in a cycle of works composed on paper before moving into a more improvisational style. This album also utilizes acoustic percussion instruments.
    released 23 July 2014

    Composed and performed by Daryl Groetsch in Portland, Oregon, winter 2012/2013

    Oberheim OB-8, Ensoniq VFX-SD, and modular synthesizers
    Lexicon PCM-80 and Digitech DSP-128 effects processors
    Chimes, cymbals, Native American drum, rattle, and hand claps

  • salvaa

    oariana – wooden arch extending to the island of feathers and sticks – salvation salivation

    out of stock

    salvation salivation 002

    Part of the last batch of tapes I was given at the DAR house.
    The DAR house is past. Minimally documented, unknown except to a few, pretty undefinable and probably incomprehensible. These tapes for now represent some of the last emanations from the house.

    no idea who this is or any recording info.
    digging it cause it aint one you can just pigeonhole. Experimental underground music as it is supposed to be, unknown, indescribable; touching on a myriad of sources but existing on it’s own.

  • salvkurm

    kurma – subaquatic resonance – salvation salivation

    out of stock

    salvation salivation 004

    Part of the last batch of tapes I was given at the DAR house.
    The DAR house is past. Minimally documented, unknown except to a few, pretty undefinable and probably incomprehensible. These tapes for now represent some of the last emanations from the house.

    subaquatic resonance indeed

  • salvandy

    andy loebs – siphoning my mystical futures – salvation salivation

    out of stock

    salvation salivation 005

    Part of the last batch of tapes I was given at the DAR house.
    The DAR house is past. Minimally documented, unknown except to a few, pretty undefinable and probably incomprehensible. These tapes for now represent some of the last emanations from the house.

    Andy definitely throws the listener in deep on this one. way raw, way deep and way out there. Definitely a journey with a path but thick with strange landmarks and dimensions along the way. -tomentosa

  • jefre

    jefre cantu ledesma – songs of remembrance – psychic trouble tapes

    out of stock

    Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has released a bunch of solo records on labels such as Type, Pan, NNA and Emerald Cocoon. He has played in Tarentel, Raum, The Alps, Barn Owl and others as well as co-founder of the Root Strata label.

    Songs of Remembrance is a collection of recordings gathered from various sessions in Northern California, Berlin, Munich and Brooklyn. It gives a sense of shifting between place and time, various forms of weather & seasons of the year experienced in totally different landscapes. At times, what plays out like a serene soundtrack with lush guitar swells and looping drum machines moves into blown out found sounds torn apart by static & tape hiss. The whole thing ends up feeling something like falling in and out of dream sleep while watching Twin Peaks.

    Recorded 2011-2013 at home in Berlin, Munich, San Francisco, Sausalito and Brooklyn. Edited and Compiled at The Crown Heights Inn, Crown Heights, Brooklyn – Fall 2013
    Cover Photo By Mary Manning
    All songs by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

  • exoangel

    cool angels – hole – exo tapes

    out of stock

    Ltd. edition of 35
    Design by Whatever™

  • exotril

    phrase infinita – trilho da nascente, trilho do poente – aquae

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    Based on the Trilho do Nascente, Trilho do Poente draft-poem(s) by Rio Pontes, this 51:18 + 18:20 (outro) min combo of field recordings and tape adulteration offers Phrase Infinita´s decoding of two primal cadenze over a rich sowing of layered anima, carefully unraveled through the verses´ dictation. Sounds range from personal, public and pirated resources, elegantly adding to the the poetic allegory.

    The last two tracks, Cronómetro para um Arcaico and the always incomplete Fresta ao Tempo are lite attempts to escape from the poem(s)´ exposure, as dramatic as an event like this can be. The side notes from Phrase Infinita are themselves vague on reflexive properties, yet clear on positioning the references from the poem(s)´ subject, as well as its casuistic interrelations:

    “Two circumstantial Themes

    diluted by Collision,

    on a poorly erased draft,

    below a dimmed star”

    Marisa Fontes
    original release on exo tapes

  • aquaejccg

    jccg – eje – aquae

    out of stock

    I spent the beginning of this year wondering about listening beyond the usual borders, and it feels fitting that I should close it by giving one of the artists I mentioned their dues. EJE is the work of Portugal´s JCCG, a musician who finds a quiet beauty in repeated actions. It is less an overlooked album and more an impossible not to overlook album (it was released as an edition of 30 cassettes on an obscure Mexican tape label) but it is absolutely worth hunting down. EJE takes me to the plane that Wolfgang Voigt in his Gas guise dreamt up – a place of great calm and understanding – yet does so with just a bashed up guitar and loop pedal.
    Ruth Saxelby – Dazed’s overlooked albums of the year

    original release on exo tapes

  • aquaemario

    mário wazao – quente – aquae

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    A sensorial promenade through the digital x tepid streetcorner-lifestyle of Mário Wazao; a fluent ghost writer and eternal permeable student, Wazao´s style relies on artisanal trance techniques but with a personal touch. Designed for post vaporized socialites thus reclaiming relaxed but elegant lyrical environments for those everyday dream-a-dream moments, the deluxe debut Quente is a wet vision made of insomnia extravaganza. A massage from and to the senses, enjoyable only through desire.
    Thiago Sarafado
    original release on exo tapes

  • tuluumharp

    tuluum shimmering – the sun harp – the lahmogie institute

    out of stock

    20 min. film on dvd, with the full 60min jam that the sountrack’s culled from on cd.
    beautiful packaging on these with each case having a unique photo on the cover.

  • unknown

    unknown – transmission – unknown tone records

    out of stock

    Broadcasts from beyond or from within; it makes little difference which. Stranded in an ocean’s expanse on a pebble of dust, driven and tossed with the wind. The pursuit, the attempts, above all else, to remain human.

  • aughteliz

    elizabethan collar – elizabethan collar – /\\ aught

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    c26 in 4×5 poly bag.

  • cracklefield

    haitianfieldrecorders (silver album ) – crackletimesfavor cassettes

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  • cracklefilm

    forgotten films – forgotten films – crackletimesfavor cassettes

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    Collaboration project between artists Scott Campbell and Robert Moreland.
    Recorded around 2006, Garfield St. Baton Rouge, LA.
    Some of the gear used: guitar, Moog MG-1, Casio SK-1, xylophone, harmonica, analog delay, noise gate, samples.

  • cassaunasarah

    sarah davachi – august harp – cassauna

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    August Harp is Davachi’s second release, and is reflective of her ongoing exploration into the topography of spectrally immersive textures and aural environments. The compositions on this album consider notions of sustenance, shifting harmonic spectra, psychoacoustic derivation of artificial resultant tones, and interior movement within a semblance of stasis. Over the past five years, Davachi’s compositional projects have been primarily concerned with disclosing the antiquated instruments and forgotten sonics of a bygone era in analog synthesis; her work on August Harp puts forth offerings from Buchla & Associates, Sequential Circuits, and EMS (London), subsuming transitions that took place between 1968 and 1981. Informed by the lush electronic tapestries of experimentalist-era synthesis pioneers, her music often exudes the sorts of wandering transformations inherent in real-time performance with analog equipment. August Harp exploits the innate instabilities of these instruments, constructing layers of texture that seem to pull each other apart as the discrepancies in frequency of the merged sound gradually swell and wane. Coupled with acoustic instruments such as cello and organ, Davachi seeks to direct the experience of timbral coalescence: mutual acoustic identities are brought together; cocooning the listener into a space that is at once physical, yet invariably out of reach.

    As a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, Sarah Davachi engages in practices of analog and modular synthesis and psychoacoustic manipulations. Her compositions focus on the experience of enveloped sonic dwelling, often utilizing extended durations and drones, gradual transformations in texture, fluctuating and spectrally-rich timbres, and simple harmonic structures that emphasize variations in overtone complexity and natural phasing patterns in order to approach distanced and altered landscapes. Davachi holds an MFA in electronic music and recording media from Mills College in Oakland, California and, since 2007, has worked for the National Music Centre in Calgary as an interpreter and archivist of their collection of acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments. Her writings on experimental music and phenomenology have been presented and published within Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and she has held artist residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts, STEIM, WORM (Rotterdam), and EMS (Stockholm).

    All tracks composed, performed, and recorded by Sarah Davachi

    Buchla 100, Buchla 200, Buchla Music Easel, EMS VCS3, and Sequential Circuits Pro-One synthesizers / cello, flute, harmonium, vocals

    November 2012 to November 2013 / Vancouver, BC, Canada / Banff, AB, Canada

  • nostalgicastral

    nostalgic home highways – astral plane / behind the light – high school romance

    out of stock

    White tapes. Black and white artwork. Comes with an Ace, King, or Queen.
    Artwork by Nostalgic Home Highways.

  • apinc

    a.p. vague – in Pd

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    A software implementation of Terry Riley’s In C created entirely in the Puredata programming environment. This cassette is a quadrophonic 4-channel tape designed to be played on a 4-track cassette recorder. In a standard cassette player channels 1 and 2 will be heard on side A and channels 3 and 4 will be heard on side B in reverse. In C is a copyrighted work by Terry Riley. This recording uses large portions of the original melodic material while including significant changes in content.

  • twinotto

    otto stro – deaverchester – twin spring tapes

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    “Deaverchester” generates a fabric of transmissions, broadcast from an isolated radio station far from our place & age. Perhaps the album title refers to a location – maybe a street name just off of Main Street in Anywhere, USA. Easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. That’s where the radio station was/is/will be. We only catch the slightest transmissions now, out of focus due to the massive distances through time & space they have taken to reach us.

    But, for now we can listen. What do you hear?

  • twinkate

    kate carr – paris winter spring – twin spring tapes

    out of stock

    “Paris Winter Spring” is based on recordings taken on the last day of winter and the first day of spring in Paris. It is an album on the transition of seasons – including the ebb and flow of tourism, which is a prominent feature of Paris.

    You will hear sounds recorded inside the Louvre, from the Seine, and various other spots on the streets of the city.

    Kate Carr’s work explores our complex and contradictory relationship with the natural world. Her music blurs the boundaries between instruments and field recordings, underlining the intersections and overlaps between nature and culture and the myriad of incomplete ways we attempt to make sense of these terms. It explores place and non-place, being and imagining.

  • twinphilip

    philip wilkerson – deliquesce – twin spring tapes

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    del·i·quesce, verb: to become liquid, to melt away

    We venture out into a landscape being reborn. Rain falls, giving life to the soil. Sprouts, shrubs, flowers, and trees all soak up the sun as it moves along a new arc across the sky. Birds of all varieties sing in unison: the icy remnants of winter have dissolved, the cold season has passed. Welcome spring.

    Phillip Wilkerson’s ambient music focuses on contemplative soundscapes, spacious atmospheres, and electronic drones and drifts.

    His music has been played on major ambient radio shows such as Hearts of Space, Hypnagogue Podcast, Ultima Thule, Night Tides, and Star’s End.

  • twinpiotr

    piotr cisak – essentia – twin spring tapes

    out of stock

    Piotr Cisak (Poland) searches for the metaphysical in music. Being self-taught, everything has come to Piotr naturally, through experimentation and a vision of a musical future.

    The two tracks that comprise “Essentia” are ruminations on memory & essence.

    The spectral tones of “De Memoria et Reminiscentia (On Memory)” waft through desolate surroundings like the ghosts of some industrial collapse searching in vain for rest.

    “De Ente et Essentia (On Being & Essence)” is a much more hallowed affair. It’s shimmering textures suggest a transcendence beyond the haunted memories of “De Memoria et Reminiscentia” – it is the Third Eye wide open, it’s pupil dilated from over-stimulation. Here is the feedback of a billion amplified ragas, resonating in pure ubiety.

    “Essentia” is disarming yet acutely meditative. It displays the terrible beauty of being, and assures the despair of our passing.

  • noufood

    foodman – drum desu – noumenal loom

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    All songs by Takahide Higuchi

    Artwork by Neil Jackson

    Tape insert by Travis Swinford

  • mucci

    m mucci – midnights – ambivalent soap

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    Small pieces for semi-improvised electric guitar, recorded during some of the coldest nights in many years. Not a note was recorded before 11pm. I’d never heard ‘frost quakes’ before, but I think you can hear some on these recordings, because I was playing so slowly and quietly so as to not wake my family. Listen closely.

  • asoapp

    derek monypeny – how can be – ambivalent soap

    out of stock

    released 20 April 2013

    Derek Monypeny:
    Guitar, electric oud, percussion, field recordings.

    Track 1 and Track 5 recorded by Derek Monypeny.

    Tracks 2-4 recorded by Mike Erwin and mixed by Mike Erwin and DM.

    Cover art by Fayeq Oweis.

  • tomorange

    tom orange – orange claw hammer – ambivalent soap

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    Teleportation technology has come. As I step inside the cassette from Orange Claw Hammer, I’m whisked away to the time of steely, droned strings plucked from their earthen bridge with wanton skill. The axis recoils with the historical ragas of yore. I see epochs pass on the crest of a reverberation. Orange Claw Hammer may not possess the engineering skill to transport my physical being to the past but the transcendental echoes herein recall a passing musical world where guitar playing was an organic, cosmic experience where heaven and hell joined into a metaphysical realm where we questioned when dinosaurs evolved and man devolved. Of course, it’s just a good two-sided jam that also reminds us all that good music still has a place in modern society free from commercial goals and critical expectations. Which is why we listen and allow ourselves the freedom of imagination to go where the music takes us – be it the physical or spiritual plane. (JSPICER, tinymixtapes)