C. Goff III says thanks to Thomas Park and everyone involved in his EC discussion about archive.org! It has produced some immediate and interesting results from Frank of FJNA.
Follow this link and groove
All of these albums are still available at Frank's Bandcamp site.
Your EC Editor Hal McGee has been listening to Frank's Almost September, pictured above with a link.
Take a listen in the audio player below.
Lord Litter reporting:
A Tapeworm's Guide to Home Taping, Vol. 1, Hour 1 (1991)
First Hour (of 2): Chris Waterbury, Jerry Modjeski survey a galaxy of home tapers for recording advice; distribution & technical tips; many replies, both serious & irreverent. Answers by Minóy; Malok; Michael J. Bowman; Michael Chocholak; Don Campau; Tom Furgas; Carl Howard; Damon(Dick Dammit)Mathews; Bat Lenny; The Rudy Schwartz Project; Revlac; Stuart Mathews; ZXQ (Brian Anderson); The Bill Jones Show; Plastic Eye Miracle; The Wallmen; Scott Dunham; Uncensored Music; Primal Virtue; Marc Myers; Hermanos Guzanos; Peter Stenshoel; Mayamberos Alive. Audio documentary produced by Tim Id Productions for Now That's Interesting, a show within a show of the Musical Transportation Spree, KFAI, Mpls-St. Paul.
A Tapeworm's Guide to Home Taping, Vol. 1, Hour 2 (1991)
2nd hour: KFAI radio show within a show, Now That's Interesting, survey indi tape artists: Brian(ZXQ)Anderson; Rudy Schwartz Project; Malok; Peter Stenshoel; Marc Myers; Stegor; Tom Furgas; Carl Howard; Don Campau; The Wallmen; Michael J. Bowman; Hermanos Guzanos; Plastic Eye Miracle; Thomas Pradel; Tom Burris; Minóy; Duke Andrews; Noel Say; Michael Chocholak; Scott Dunham; The Bill Jones Show; Tao Graca; Jerry Modjeski; Chris Waterbury & Tim Id Productions.
A Tapeworm's Guide to Home Taping Vol. 2
Survey of home tapers from the cassette underground, independent audio artists selected questions to answer: Lord Litter; John January; Stegor; Thomas Pradel; Peter Stenshoel; Charles Dayton; Carl Howard; Tom Furgas; Doug Walker (Alien Planetscapes); The Larry Mondello Band; Chorus of Souls; Doug Michael & The Outer Darkness; David Barnes; My Personal Demons; The Bill Jones Show; Fish Drum; Due Process. With Jerry Modjeski & Chris Waterbury on KFAI Minneapolis-St. Paul.
... Vol.2 seems to be from 1992, I mention this once in my interview part .. these shows are a MUST if you're into the original home taping cassette culture!
"An Artist's Toolkit"
Although multi-disciplinary artist Thomas Park has largely retired, at least as the musical act mystified, throughout the years he has collected hundreds of gigabytes of resources that are free for artists of any kind (and non-artists) to use and enjoy.
Feel free to visit “An Artist’s Toolkit”-- save the pdf, use the links, share:
Thomas hopes that his efforts can help to enhance the creativity of other artists and creative folk in the larger world community.
Editor's note: This bulletin board announcement is Thomas Park's first post at Electronic Cottage. He has also created a Personal Page, which you can visit here.
New Stilletid release:
Ditlev Buster - folk & støj
Ever since I heard Le Noise by Neil Young, I’ve been wanting to do an effected acoustic album in that vein. Electro-Acoustic, so to speak. My approach to it was to write some great songs, with lyrics in my native tongue, since that is the language I know best, record it all with a decent microphone, then run it through guitar-pedals and Garageband for Mac OS, then put it on tape to discover what the hiss did to it. I added a few hidden tracks done with Sampling or MIDi, and two cover songs. Have a listen, I personally think it turned out nice and lo-fi. And I had Fellow EC columnist Jen Sandwich dig up the photos for the album cover. They were taken with a vintage Bell & Howell camera about 2007 in St. Petersburg, Florida. I strongly recommend ordering the tape rather than the download to get the full lo-fi and messed up effect, but the download is pretty damn messed up and lo-fi too.
Or you can just listen online here:
HalZine 12 special TAPE ART issue is now available!
$8 postage paid worldwide, PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
20 reviews of cassettes from the 1980s, 90s, and 2000s
one per page, by:
Charles Rice Goff III, Don Campau, Hal McGee, Little Fyodor, Dylan Houser, Adrian Diemond, Jeff Chenault, Hal Harmon, Jerry Kranitz, Jon Sheffield, Jim Barker, Al Margolis, Ken Montgomery, Adam Naworal, Tony Coulter, David Schafer, Jen Sandwich, Arvo Zylo, and Anonymous.
Front cover art by Rafael González.
Back cover art by Wolfgang Dorninger.
EC brought something back that I thought was lost.
I really read most of the words here ... listen to most of the sounds Time does unfortunately not allow to get in touch with all that interests me .. too much.
But to get to know (via Ditlev Buster's personal page) that there is the *barely teenager* Jonas Torstensen who started his journey into sound with a Spike Jones LP (!!!) then established a label and now started producing radioshows is simply ... too good to know. I listened to the show - my danish is bit rusty - but I hear the sound and it's so well chosen and wonderful! I fact it's absolutely fascinating ...
Proves it will never stop! The underground is alive and well and I can read about and listen to here at EC...many thanks to you all!
EC Editor Hal McGee reporting:
This morning at about 2:00, while I was working on the Electronic Cottage website, I listened to the cassette version of Tapes 1970's/1980's: Treasures For Deep Divers, It is a pleasing mix of rare and previously un-released tracks by Charles Rice Goff III of tape collage, Frippertronic-style tape loop forays, improvisational bits, and cover versions. The two covers, "You're Sixteen" and "When I'm Sixty-Four" were recorded by Goff in 1973, when he was about 14! The other more experimental, more electronic tracks all date from 1979 to 1981.
You can find lots more info and downloadables at the Internet Archive.
Hello all! The fourth episode of my 2018 radio art series "The Long Play" is available now on Mixcloud.
"The Long Play" is an intense, long-form examination of distressed vinyl, specifically a single LP from my collection of found records. Through extreme speed change, time-shifting, compression and EQ, each track of the LP has been stretched out to approximately 30 minutes, virtually erasing, in some cases, the original musical content, and taking on the character of a "field recording", a strange and surreal psychogeography of a place that does not exist. One track of the 12 track LP will be released per month over the course of 2018.
produced for http://www.Radio-Marabu.de
The show will be streamed / aired throughout MAY 2018 by Radio Marabu several times (incl. new Radio Marabu shortwave frequency!) but is already available via archive.org - here is the link - you can spread if you like - the show will be on archive.org *forever*...
>> download / listen
>> LORD LITTER'S MAGIC MUSIC BOX 2018 - 5
>> 10 Years of FRUITS DE MER Records .....................
1. The Honey Pot - Dr. Crippens's Waiting Room - 3 LP + 7" compilation - Goldfish - http://www.fruitsdemerrecords.com
2.The Incomplete Angler / Book - 10 years of Fruits De Mer Records, featuring over fifty Interviews, a full label discography, illustrations and more- http://www.davethompsonbooks.wordpress.com
3. Anton Barbeau - It's the Coffee that makes the man go mad - CD - Natural Causes - http://www.antonbarbeau.com
4. Hal McGee - CD excerpt - Fanzine + CD - Halzine 11 - http://www.haltapes.com
5. Opera To Relax - Sun Child - CD - Between Tomorrow -
6. Bringers of Change - Rise & Shine - CD - Thin Ice - http://www.fallingarecords.com
7. The Smiling Buddhas - Gold Mines and Quicksilver - CD - Atacama - http://www.base.at
>> Kid In A Big World...lost treasure re_released....
8. John Howard - Goodbye Suzie - Kid In A Big World (LP+Mp3) Reissue - http://www.youarethecosmos.com/
9. Autobiography, Incidents Crowded With Life, published by Fisher King - http://www.fisherkingpublishing.co.uk/incidents-crowded-with-life/
10. Fast Cars - California Dawning - vinyl single - http://www.methodrecordsandmusic.com
11. McTHING - Gang raped by Dolphins
12. McTHING - Burned to Death by Ladyboys
11/12 CD - The Worst of McTHING
.. if you want to get in touch write to me ..
13. Greg Gray / Don Campau - Buzz - CD - New Horizons
14. James Hill / Don Campau - Kibo by Lunch - CD - Peak Bagging
15. Steve Kusaba - Love in the Spring
16. Steve Kusaba - 4Ounce Blues
15 / 16 - 2 CD - The Life Of A Planet - https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/SteveKusaba
Greetings EC readers!
Here is a bit of video documentation from my recent performance with Lorne Shapiro and Neil Wiernik:
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