Panoply was the first in 4 releases I did with the crew at Tape Germ, a site for interactive music making run by Bryan Baker and Chris Phinney. People would upload loops and other folks would download these loops and mix them, cut them up, add to them, etc. and make pieces out of them. Then, they would upload them and share them back with the Tape Germ community. It was a lot of fun and those guys did a lot of work on this ground breaking project
At the time I did not possess a computer program for creating and cutting and pasting tracks so I had to use a novel method of recording the loops and using a minidisc player to play them by hand with the remote control in a live fashion. I would also add my own instruments and layer the various loops using this minidisc method.
Listen to Panoply here:
Tape Germ series #1
Lonely Whistle Music 2006
Loops by Hal McGee, Dave Fuglewicz, Buzzsaw, Heuristics Inc, Mental Anguish, International Garbageman, Cystem
merge into room 16:15
Loops by Hebephrenic, International Garbageman, Virus Factory
Loops by Heuristics Inc, Hebephrenic, Virus Factory, International Garbageman
My name is Don Campau and I have been involved in underground and non mainstream music and radio since 1969. I continue to be an active home taper and Cassette Culture archivist with my own site, The Living Archive.