this tape is about getting lost. lost in a murmuring bosk, drenched in kelpe, tangled in ones own head. once you untangle your head, your body drifts off into the everglades, and you just watch. soon its just a seed on a strawberry, and you float off, untethered, on a dandelion tuft. or maybe you just got lost on your way to school, like you do every monday.
"I’ve got an old TV with dual AV inputs. When two VCRs/DVD players/whatever are used at the same time, each video simultaneously plays overtop of one another. The screen will also violently and colorfuly react when this is done, overlaying the already overlaid images with upward-moving rectangular patterns in all the colors of the rainbow. It’s brought me plenty of enjoyment over the years, but I’ve always scratched my noggin’ as to why this feature existed. And then, all of the sudden, it hit me. I bet the manufacturers were privy to sundial’s thizzls WAY before completing their design. And I bet they just wanted to make something to sell to the public that would visually compliment the stacked sounds of the tape. Those time-traveling, money-grubbing bastards!
The side A kicks off with what could only be described as an underwater church organ being played by a dexterous robot, and what comes afterwards isn’t as extreme, but it all still has that “have I comedown yet, or is that tree still talking to me” vibe. Once flipped, the side B takes off into remixland, with duties being dished out to D/P/I, delofi, and some other heady heads. Like the flip-side, nothing overstays its welcome and everything heightens your senses. Kinda like that TV."
-BORT, Tiny Mix Tapes
released June 11, 2014
thank you all you wonderful producers (glia, riotmeadows, grassmirror, D/P/I, delofi and WAIYN) for making this album infinitely better with your re-twirld bursts of sonics, wouldnt be the same without you :)
and a shout out to swamps, muck, clouds, heights, and the color green for always inspiring me
Big Ear Tapes is a concept label focusing on the mysterious wow! signal that was caught in 1977, interpreting through music
the change and depth the broadcast underwent as it was stretched through the fabric of the cosmos, drenched in space dust and supernovas...more