Monday, February 14, 2011

TCC017 | Gem Trails Timeshares


Gem Trails is Trevor (Woodsman/Firetalk Records) nom de plume. A solo excursion into the nuanced underbelly of psychic reality. Timeshares is a visceral journey into the nether world where subtle fragments of life are rendered in slow-motion, only to be dissected, observed, and preserved for future citizens.

Gem Trails - Timeshares - C30

Side 1: 1993, Timeshares, Mega Fortress, Wahter, Old Kid
Side 2: See Colors, Dyno Comp

Stream Timeshares in its entirety

Friday, January 21, 2011

TCC016: Airbird/Megafortress Split

Airbird/Megafortress C30 Split - TCC016
****art by Megazord****

Old skool buds team up to populate this C30 chromatic tape in various synthetic forms.

Airbird (aka Joel Ford of Games) brings big beats and piano house over transposed vox on jams like "Part of the Game" and "King for the Night", while "Somewhere in a Field" dwells in galactic gurgles and satellite field recordings. It's all encompassing, and I didn't even mention that he also tries on the Beach Boys "Surfer Girl." Airbird going H.A.M right now. #watchout

Listen to "Part of the Game"

Side B is a mythic region inhabited solely by Bill Gillim, the lone proprietor of the Megafortress. Over four movements, Gillim zones in on the internal chaos, harvesting tones from a DX-7 in the midst of the night. "Allelujah" is a hybrid journey into a prophetic digital gospel, while "Mega Fortress IV" showcases Gillim's way with an EWI and VE-20. Pretty much just waiting for Kanye to jack a Megafortress vox samp at this point. Oh yeah, and if you haven't seen his video for Freedom From Fear, watch it now. It's not on the tape, but it's striking, and an excellent example of where Megafortress is heading...I think?

Out of Print

TCC015 Flower Orgy

Flower Orgy- TCC015- C30 $7US/11INTL (includes Shipping)

Supremely damaged hippie folk from Redhook's Flower Orgy, a fried concoction blended to distressed warmth over a few months on the southern tip of BK. The 4-some retreated to the woods of VT this past autumn and tracked this off-handed tape– a travellogue from a lost (or…found?) weekend in the woods. First release by this shambolic singers who meandered out of Bennington, VT a 'lil while back, includes an outstretched cover of Exuma's "22nd Century." Take a listen below.

Flower Orgy play tomorrow at Silent Barn where they will have a couple copies for sale.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TCC014 | Zonotope™- Excellent Realms

Found out we had a secret undergounr pyramid they had built underneath the building over there, a large full frame copper pyramid that you could go down into the chamber, crawl up inside of and sit down in the thing and I tell ya, you go off planet right there. This thing has an accelerator on top of it that sends your mind off into different places. When I was young my mother taught me a little bit about how the mind works and how you get outside of your body anyway, so I did my usual thing that I do…but inside the pyramid, which had been built for Billy by these extraterrestrials - they told him how to build it - huh, it real accelerates your meditation and your thoughts and your individual spiritual powers…so there were a lot of real unusual things going on there. - Randy Winters

Listen to Excellent Realms on Zonotope™'s Bandcamp.

Zonotope™ Excellent Realms C30
Side A
Excellent Realms / Space Without You

Side B
Under That Building / On My Planet / Singularity Sky / Discover / Busted Animatronics on Gliese 581d

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TCC012 | Sultan- The Moon

Subtle tones creeping through the sentient Autumnal air, this reissue of Sultan's The Moon materializes from the invisible mist hanging in the air. Recorded in March of 2010, the tape fittingly begins with "Overture", a sweeping and grandiose opening statement, as faded and hushed as "There Goes My Girl", Sultan's wondrous tune that closed Blackburn Recordings Various Deficiancies V.1 compilation. Kayla gave The Moon, a collection of five extended cuts, to a handful of friends, but this is the first time it will be available in larger quantities. Highly recommended for fans of haunting acid-folk, damaged tape excursions and restrained beauty.

Listen to The Moon in its entirety at Sultan's Bandcamp.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Report V.2

Pre-order The Report V.2 (out soon)

Featuring interviews with Iasos, Greg Davis, Velvet Davenport, Candy Claws, as well as texts by Dan Lopatin, Cameron Stallones, Daniel Bachman (Sacred Harp), Nate Grace (Pure Ecstasy), and much much more. This volume's tape compilation features selections from Dolphins into the Future, Ducktails, Buffalo Moon, Dent Sweat, Big Troubles, The Twerps, Airbird, La Big Vic and many more. The DVD will showcase artists like Laurel Halo, Megazord, Speculator and a variety of other outer-worldy gonkers.

Pre-order below