The founder of Tape Op magazine and Vomit Launch recorded and self-released numerous cassette-only albums throughout the ’80s, mostly passed around to friends and fellow noise-makers, consigned at local record shops, and traded with like-minded travelers through the mail. One reviewer wrote, “The echoing sounds, pulsating tones, and other space age noise creations melodically swim through the compositions, occasionally colliding in dissonant tones that pout over the rhythm, sometimes created by a fuzzy bass or Schroederesque toy piano rambling.”
released December 22, 2016
Commodore PET computer, Texas Instruments SN76477 Complex Sound Generator, cassette of 2001: A Space Odyssey (soundtrack), PAiA EK-5 analog delay, homemade triple oscillator box, homemade mono keyboard oscillator box, guts from toy piano, shortwave radio, homemade passive mixer, Realistic 4 Channel Stereo Microphone Mixer, Realistic Electret Microphone (pair), two stereo cassette decks, Realistic boom box, Casio VL-Tone VL-1 (circuit bent), bass guitar, lap steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, toy piano (intact), recorder, Casio PT-20, homemade cassette tape loops, Realistic Concertmate 500 (Casio SK-1), Pearl AD-08 analog delay pedal, vocals.
The Chicago wunderkind's debut album is half lo-fi hip-hop pianos and breakneck drumming, half polished pop songs full of orchestral arrangements and whimsical but melancholic melodies. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 23, 2020