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  • drenches – spiritual taint – excite bike tapes

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    Very strange harsh noise static, dense electronics hailstorm with psychedelic sensibilities. Easy to get lost and tangled in the electric vines and layers of crumbling sediment. Clay sound waves melt and pile up. Double C10, edition of 50. Fold-over full-color double sided art. EXBX-025

  • kurosounds – blue seven – blue tapes

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    Home-dubbed C25+C25+download code
    Limited edition of 20 copies only

    That awful cliche about musicians not being able to choose between their songs (even the bad ones!) because the songs are like their children – and picking a favourite would not just be wrong, it would be impossible – is proved scarily true once you start running a tape label.

    Not that we can claim any ownership over the craftmanship in the seven releases so far, but we’re equally protective of each installment in the series.

    That said…

    Kurosounds’ release – two tapes, one featuring the tape-length composition Bleu Nuit – is all kinds of special for us. It inhabits the strange dreamy place where not-quite music and diegetic daysound blur into sound as pure as paintings.

    This is the closest to the sound we heard in our heads when we started Blue Tapes as an endeavour, so Kurosounds to us sounds like home.

    There are instruments here – acoustic guitar that sounds like it’s been deconstructed atom by atom (and then sewn back together), something that might be a kalimba or mbira, distant percussion and sounds that could be synths were it not for the fact that they seem to be breathing. But these manmade contraptions never dominate – they drift in and out with as much agency or urgency as any of the found sound snatches of conversation or other noise that populate this world.

    Each element goes about its business, seemingly aware of the other shapes in the space it inhabits, but blissfully relieved of any pressure to interact with them.

  • the pink chunk jazz band – live @ the abstracted bar, fall sessions

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    Klang und Woodwind slow moving abstract inzanity in Pink Chunk bucket tin style. Color covers in wrap around sleeve edition of 40, numbered. 2xc90

  • je suis le petit chevalier / elevator boy / denmother / bears on parade – brief obsessions – i had an accident

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    Brief Obsessions offers four artists producing 15 minutes of musical sound on a double c32 cassette. Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier is from Belgium and has produced many albums across multiple formats and labels. In the dark and tropical forest you will hunt for mistakes, sleep, blood, hair, silver, breath, sun, and meat – with Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier you will find buried deep within the expressions of a tortured soul. Elevator Boy is from Toronto Canada. Elevator Boy produces ambient drone, guitar manipulation, long walks and red eyed boredom. Simplicity within madness. DenMother also hails from Canada – the sweet little girl that was once referred to as ORPHAN has grown into a new gown. Layered oiled drones dark and inhibited with haunting drum beats and chanting vocals. Bears on Parade calls Utah home. A distant place known for desolation and cold winters. Minimalistic glitter fight with your favorite people – Bears on Parade finds you buried in the cold.

  • slaw – s/t – headway recordings

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    Its finally here. The sticky green sludgy doom you’ve all been waiting for. This double cassette release comes with packaging as epic as the music. This one is going faster than anything else we’ve released so far, and we will not re-issue the album in this format. Don’t miss out.

    Album comes with a digital download code.

  • ajilvsga – massacre canyon – avant archive

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    If you’ve been hanging around the tiny experimental voids that have been surfacing in North America over the past five-or-so years, there is some chance that you’ve brushed up against the rolling thunderhead called Ajilvsga. The duo’s body of work is massive, and so even though it’s only a glimpse, Massacre Canyon is nonetheless a necessary document in the evolution of this musical icon. This soaring double-cassette collects tracks from Ajilvsga’s past—some pieces more ephemeral than others, but everything worthy of a second (or tenth) glance. What these selections have in common is only a certain ability to succinctly (as much as one can, given the nature of the music, both in density and in length) define this Oklahoman tag-team’s oeuvre: an animal darkness, tainted with imagery both accusatory and mournful. Through their own multitude of sonic approaches, may you find Ajilvsga’s essence living in the spaces of Massacre Canyon. Alas, it’s not the end: Side D contains 40 minutes of new music. Onward!