The Art of Tapes vol. 4 by twoducksdisco
July 9, 2009, 5:04 pm
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G’day. So its seems that the artwork from Volume 4 seems to have been lesser documented, ie. we didn’t bloody document it!

Well lets presume that you’ve all seen it, if not you can go to the website soon and it’ll be up there. We’ll probably link it again anyways, its just THAT good!

Here are the links to everyone involved in making Tapes vol. 4 the best to date:

Yonderboy / Fran Rodgers
Ora Cogan / William Edmonds
This Town Needs Guns
/ Mr Gauky
fortywatts / Sarah Reid
Peasman / Ash Mann

And if you want to stream the podcast go here!
If you want to download the podcast go here!

Cam’s June Ears by twoducksdisco
July 3, 2009, 5:24 pm
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As mentioned in a previous entry about my ears (or essentially what I’d be listening to during a certain month), I name-dropped Helios with reference to a mix-CD that my brother supplied me with. Slowly but surely I’ve found myself becoming more and more reliant on a daily basis to listen to the sounds of this Portland (USA) based ambient guitar virtuoso. Now I can’t confess to knowing a lot about Helios (or Keith, as he’s known to his parents) but he makes slow creeping guitar-based music, which sound like excerpts from a gorgeous cinematic experience involving mountains, rolling fields, hazy mornings and outbursts of snow, cascading through a luscious yellow-tinted valley. The ‘Eingya’ LP comes highly recommended.

Now the name of this band initially put me off but if anything, this proves that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Well, there was no pun intended there but I purposefully wasn’t bothered by a band named The Books when I first came across them some years back. Images of some cack new-wave / indie-dance troupe popped into my head but in fact, I couldn’t have been further away from the truth. The Books are more akin to Fridge and Do Make Say Think maybe even UNKLE, in terms of forward-thinking electronic-rock music. A combination of samples, found objects and guitars are all spliced together to make something beautiful as well as constantly interesting and evolving.

Tapes volume 4 available now! by ash
July 2, 2009, 2:20 pm
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After a variety of fussing about and breaking things Tv4 is available to listen to/download from here http://www.tapes-online.co.uk and here http://www.jellycast.com/directory/index.php?page=jellycast&id=1985