The Raag…

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Loosing touch on Lark in the Morning’s site where I found that video. I’ve really grown to love the sound of the sitar. And that reminds this dude:
David Parsons in 1977
David Parsons.  Former ad exec turned new age after seeing Ravi Shankar perform. He quits his job, goes to India, studies sitar, then buys a synth. Bouncing tracks back and forth on a tape machine, he came up with Sounds of the Mothership. Thanks Jeff! Actually, you should check out his blog: Avant Ghetto – it’s still there, dubbed from cassette.

Welcome to the Gift Tapes blog

Welcome to Gift Tapes of Seattle, WA. On this blog you’ll be able to find out what’s new with Gift Tapes, in addition to posts focused on both old & new new age, noise, & experimental music.  Designing the blog will take us a bit of time, so please bare with us.

NEWS:

Our first limited-edition cassettes will be released in January 2009!
2 releases are for-sure, but we hope to have 3.  Spare Death Icon, Jason E Anderson‘s new age project and Jamie Potter’s (of Bonus) currently unnamed project.  Both Anderson & Potter are also working on an electronics duo project, so we hope to see some material from that soon.  In the meantime, we’ll leave you with our first bit of sound from the Spare Death Icon cassette!

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