Hering und seine sieben Sachen / Parashi split c40 (Skell LLC)

Desiring Machines Hering und seine sieben Sachen is translated via Google Translate Magic into the English phrasing, “Herring and his stuff”. From the liner notings of this recording, I gather that if Herring is he who has caused the sounds on side-with-screws of this tape, the stuff he has used is mostly 4 cassette walk-mans.… Read More Hering und seine sieben Sachen / Parashi split c40 (Skell LLC)

Crank Sturgeon and Hal McGee – A Statistician’s Intramural Crush C60 (HalTapes)

Hal is one of my all time most admired and enjoyed figure/artists. He was one of the first distributors of cassettes in the early 80s and figured heavily in the underground cassette culture of that time through his many collaborations, Cause and Effect cassette label/distro, and Electronic Cottage cassette culture zine. I first became aware… Read More Crank Sturgeon and Hal McGee – A Statistician’s Intramural Crush C60 (HalTapes)

Controlled Bleeding – Body Samples C70 (Obsolete Units)

Controlled Bleeding is a project founded in 1978 by central member Paul Lemos. Originally the group played a sort of progressive instrumental music that, as described at the Controlled Bleeding website, sounded like “a collision between The Ramones and Mahavishnu Orchestra.” I have known Controlled Bleeding as mostly a sort of industrial-noise-electronic-ambient shape-shifting project, having… Read More Controlled Bleeding – Body Samples C70 (Obsolete Units)