Freshly returning from the mountain forests of Eastern Oregon…I wanted to put the word out there that the new Gift Tapes releases are out now. I couldn’t be more happy about this new batch of cassettes from Pulse Emitter, Matt Carlson and The North Sea. This time around the tapes have been pro-dubbed in editions of 100. These tapes will go super fast, so be sure to order soon.
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Fellow NW-based Pulse Emitter, the solo project of modular synth mastermind Daryl Groetsch, has created a beautiful work, half of which is reminiscent of his self-released Meditative Music series, while the other half delves into the weirdo world of sub-earth root structures crawling with insects. Grass is one of my favorites from his recent discography and Gift Tapes is extremely honored to present one of his works.
Matt Carlson‘s recent solo efforts venture into the sounds of early electronics pioneers. As a member of the minimal noise drone trio Bonus & former member of the Parenthetical Girls, Carlson’s efforts have included pop music, noise, free improv and performance art. His new work, Stereo Face, is modular synth wizardry all over the stereo field and steeped in science fiction themes that nod at the 1960’s while simultaneously hyper-driving towards the future.
Daytona is an epic drone work formed of textured synthesizer and layered electronics. The North Sea‘s (Brad Rose) high-density sound projects degraded memories that lead to abandoned tunnels and empty into sunset skies. Both noisy and meditative, this gorgeous piece is the perfect compliment to lone autumn walks. Definitely another exciting addition to the North Sea catalog.
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Tapes available here: Gift Tapes.