Gift Tapes delivers its fifth batch: three new cassettes containing carefully-crafted analog recordings. High-bias, pro-dubbed, imprinted tapes with hand-numbered, full-color, double-sided cardstock sleeves, packaged in standard clear plastic cases, editions of 100.
blood orange :: GT017
C37 audio cassette, edition of 100
Description: Synthesized chanting; ethnic electronics bathed in crimson light
Music by J. Hanson
On Blood Orange, Portland-based J. Hanson creates ethnic-tinged compositions with modular synth and spring reverb. These pieces take influence from ritualistic gamelan music, shamanic drumming, and early electronic music.
orbs :: GT018
C31 audio cassette, edition of 100
Description: Multidimensional perception; inverted flotation awareness
Music by MWP
Ontario’s Knit Prism uses synths, guitar, electronics and tape to bring supernatural phenomena to light. The spacious assemblages of hovering drones and complex textures on this new release, Orbs, will stand out as some of KP’s finest work to date.
sickness :: GT019
C45 audio cassette, edition of 100
Description: Sensory disruption process; panic-attack boomerang synthesis
Music by JS
Studio SS is the solo project of the man behind Börft, an obscure, experimental Swedish label putting out tapes and LPs since 1987. Sickness is a meditation on various modes of delirium through the use of synths, effects, mics and speakers: LFO-modulated delusions and granular washes of hysteria… the perfect panic attack.
Also, I noticed that Mimaroglu still has copies of the Father Sound/HPV split from the last batch & Tomentosa has a few copies of various Gift releases : Pulse Emitter & Matt Carlson from last fall AND Stella Haze & Million Mists from the first batch! Get your hands on them while you still can.