Saturday, February 25, 2012

Monthly Mixtape Club : February, 2012 edition

Side A

1. Diagram: A and Noise Nomads, “Untitled.” Diagram: A / Noise Nomads collaboration CDR (USA, Breaking World Records, 2004).
2. Embarker, “Invisible Yarmulke.” Embarker LP (USA, Malleable Records, 2008).
3. Sweden, “Mc Park.” Same Diff CD (Australia, Dual Plover, 2002).
4. James Twig Harper, “Untitled.” Intuitive American Esoteric, Vol. 2 LP (USA, American Tapes/Ecstatic Peace/Gods of Tundra/HereSee/Slowtoe, 2006).
5. Andy Ortmann, “Dagdagiel's Dilemma.” V/A, The Noise from Ridgewood: a Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn 2xCDR (USA, Obsolete Units, 2011).
6. Dick Hyman, “Evening Thoughts.” Moog: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman LP (USA, Command Records, 1969).
7. Na, “Untitled.” Live at WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago CDR (USA, self-released, 2005).
8. Six Heads, “Smaller, Larger, Lighter (Incantation Of The Naugahyde Witch).” Cardboard Oracle LP (Canada, Wintage Records and Tapes, 2012).
9. Climax Golden Twins, “Untitled.” Climax Golden Twins [Locations] CD (USA, Fire Breathing Turtle, 1998).
10. Test Dept., “Inheritance.” Beating the Retreat LP (UK, Mercury, reissue 1987). *originally released by Some Bizzare (UK, 1984).
11. Boy Dirt Car, “Smear.” Winter LP (USA, RRRecords, 1987).
12. Tonalamotl, “Hargrave.” Tonalamotl LP (USA, Bobby J., 1997).

Side B

1. Kruse, “Untitled.” Welfare split cassette w/ Bill Doob (USA, Karamazov, 2009).
2. F. Montgomery Brigham, “Winter in a Coniferous Forest.” Songs of the Seasons LP (Canada, Ottawa Field-Naturalists Club/World Records, Inc., 1979).
3. Schurt Kwitters, “Untitled.” Schurt Kwitters LP (USA, Open Mouth, 2010). *originally released on cassette by Open Mouth, (USA, 2008).
4. SM, “Untitled.” SM cassette (USA, Spaze, 2010?).
5. Pradada, “Dead End of Existence.” Phantasy Visions CDR (Canada, Hobo Cult Records, 2009).
6. Magik Markers, “Untitled.” Isolated From Exterior Time (Bonfire) cassette (USA, Arbitrary Signs, 2011).
7. Arrington de Dionyso, “Untitled.” Untitled (Arrington de Dionyso Handmade Records) lathe-cut 7” (USA, self-released, 2010).
8. King Frog, “Venezuella.” Wham-O/Crank Sturgeon/King Frog/Pork Queen 2x7” compilation (USA, Bobby J., 1995).
9. Kplr, “Cirkuit.rn 3.” Untitled LP (USA, Digitalis Recordings, 2011).
10. M Ax Noi Mach, “The Darkside.” Chaser cassette (France, [tanzprocesz], 2008).
11. Fred Nipi, “Untitled." Qanngirpalippuq one-sided LP (France, Galerie Pache, 2009).
12. Hexmorb, “Untitled.” Red Lights in the Reflective Cave II cassette (USA, Unskilled Labor, 2007).
13. Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, “Journey to the Center of Something or Other.” Unitled split 7” w/ Bhob Rainey (USA, Sedimental, 2009).
14. Two Dollar Guitar, “Untitled.” The Disappointment cassette (USA, Old Gold, 1995?).

Side A:

Side B:

Download Side A
Download Side B

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Arrington de Dionyso's "Music for Two Tape Recorders" now available on Free Music Archive

Music for Two Tape Recorders is a double cassette spontaneous composition ultimately performed by the listener using two tape players. The source tapes consist of simultaneous recordings of improvisations made by Arrington on two different tape recorders, each with their own timing, sound, and mechanical idiosyncrasies.

The original double cassette was released by sPLeeNCoFFiN in 2009 and came packaged in recycled bookcases from abundant copies of discarded romance and fiction novels, hand screenprinted here at sPLeeNCoFFiN HQ with drawings made by Arrington on a bench at the American Visionary Art Museum. Included inside the case was this explanatory note: "simultaneous recordings made on two tape recorders, 10-8-08. for best results, play both cassettes at the same time, starting at any section on either cassette."

This digital version of the release includes each side of both source tapes (A1, A2, B1, and B2), as well as four different variations of the "completed" piece (A1+A2, B1+B2, A1+B2, and A2+B1), starting at the beginning of each side.

To simulate the ideal double tape recorder environment, the two cassette sources are panned left (tape A) and right (tape B) on the combined selections.

A nice review of the release by P. Somniferum in Foxy Digitalis is available here.