This special, 1/1 edition arrived in my mailbox on October 30th, 2018, courtesy of our good friend Rafael González from the Canary Islands!
I'm definitely getting a Bowie-esque vibe from this postcard, seeing as his final album before his passing was titled Black Star.
Thank you, Rafa!
Editor's Note by Hal McGee: here is my You Are A Sat card from Rafa!
Here are 3 postcards that arrived in my mailbox on the exact same date (October 5th, 2018), courtesy of Scott Kindberg.
Represented are Striations, Brighter Death Now, and Ritual Chair.
They're almost like trading cards, but even bigger!
I received this pair of limited one-of-a-kind mail art postcards from Ed (aka Sluggisha Tapes, aka "the reason I discovered Florida's noise scene in the first place") in August of last year.
There was no return address or insignia on either of them, so for a few weeks it remained a mystery as to who had sent them. (I found out when Ed asked if I had gotten them yet)
The postcards are photographs of statues of Mr. Peanut and Popeye at a used car place in Inverness, FL. There may be more characters there, and if there are. I hope Ed returns and does another series of postcards about them!
I have a bunch of other postcards from Ed (all one-of-a-kind), but I'll have to search for them again in the meantime...
I started recording "noise music" in early 2004, completely unaware of any "scenes" or other individuals doing this sort of thing. A lot of lo-fi recordings on a portable tape player, oftentimes guitar or bass feedback drone and delay.