Happy birthday - I had An Accident turns 8 this month.
We have three new tapes:
Shitao - Sunday c26
French beatmaker from Paris, Shitao is somber and cinematic. Sunday flows like a film soundtrack, weaving between dark emptiness to beat driven progression and downtempo piano pieces. The sampling bridges movements and moments together and juxtaposes cinematic scenes with smoke filled nights against a broader orchestra of instruments. The music tells a story and carries the listener with the sounds and tempo. Sunday was originally self-released digitally in 2013. This marks its first time on cassette, limited to 50 yellow cassettes that features the same music on both sides.
Valance Drakes - Memories Of Yesterday c10
Producer Valance Drakes from London England is known for his surreal experimentalism and turntable styles that create sound sculptures with texture and layer. Memories Of Yesterday furthers the sentiment of glitches out beats and very realistic effects that drawn the listener in with broken sounds and a gripping atmosphere. Warped sounds are featured within the beats that seem to want to break loose of a vortex of scratching and modular synth waves that bend and warble. The almost 10 minutes of sound stretch the tape and loop back together for repeat enjoyment. Limited to 100 aqua cassettes.
Perkin Warbek / marcjacobsmodel - ihaa After Party c20
Perkin Warbek and marcjacobsmodel were given the same 7 songs from the ihaa back catalog and asked to recreate a 10 minute track only using these songs. The remix mashup heavy album features two very distinct approaches as both artists distort and layer the original tracks into their own material. Perkin Warbek masters the building and layering of these tracks, allowing moments of absolute bliss fold into distortion. Warbek constructs the tracks, takes clips and creates a new track with the loops he creates. marcjacobsmodel on the other hand does less dicing and reconstructing as he fades and distorts the original tracks in a much more “mash up” style. Allowing multiple tracks build on one another and run into each other, clashing and collaborating together into 10 minutes of confusion and chaos.
Limited to 30 clear cassettes.
Two new amazing cassettes out now!
Telecaves/Walter Gross – ‘Line Fracture/Trigger’ C33 $6
From sunny Los Angeles comes the doom dark drone arrangement of twisted textured sounds of Telecaves. Line Fracture is the collection of three tracks filled with massively layered soundscapes labeled as “viscerally terrifying.” Sentimental art fuckery, Telecaves clearly cut a refined sound of disturbance. The b-side features Walter Gross – back from his demise in Los Angeles, “Trigger” approaches a reminiscent sound of 2013′s “the end is coming” epic vinyl debut “Rotocraft.” 15 minutes slammed into ambient noise, strained vocals, stretched chords, epic beats, and the trademark Walter Gross sound. You cannot replicate such originality. Together Line Fracture / Trigger loop and hurl sounds of isolation. Limited to 100 copies, 50 on green and 50 on black cassettes.
Teaadora – ‘Blood Gold’ C11 $5
Teaadora is a singer/songwriter from Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Blood Gold is the follow-up cassingle to Teaadora’s 2013 full-length “Virgin Forever.” A slight departure from the very lo-fi recording style, but staying true to nature, Teaadora’s self-awareness pours through the poetic lyrics and beautifully hypnotizing vocals and ethereal instrumentation. The two tracks featured take on a more pop essence than much of Virgin Forever. This growth in performing and recording has not spared that lo-fi ethic completely., but the maturity is noted. The music is still haunting and minimal. The opening track, Perfect Love, is a very sentimental ballad that features the softly spoken lyrics of a somber nature. Contrasted with Blood Gold which takes on a more “full-band” approach with a nice drum beat that carries the song off into an inner depth of love and despair.