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By home, 2021-10-24
GAJOOB Zine highlights independent music makers. Issue 7 of the magazine was published with 7 compilation cassettes, featuring tracks from many of the albums reviewed.
Watch for review in a future posting. --Reviewed by Bryan Baker .
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Released on cassette.
Wendy S. Duke - Pledge of Allegiance
Published by Audio Anarchy, Akron, OH, USA
Published by Guzbro Tapes, Bakersfield, Ca
Published by Glenn LePine, Elk Grove, CA
Published by Perfection Productions, Austin, TX
Published by Ken Clinger, Pittsburgh, PA
Published by Instigation, West Covina, CA
Published by Ramblin' Willie, Winterville, GA
Published by Dave Easley, Hammond, LA
Published by Magenta, Sundridge, Ontario, Canada
Published by Dick Metcalf, APO, San Francisco
Published by John Bergin, Kansas City, MO
By home, 2021-07-20
Open call: An exploration of ‘drone’ in all its guises.
Drone music, droning on, worker drones, drone war, meditation, automation, post-humanism….
seeking music/artworks/articles of any medium.
Love Gramps by Michael J. Bowman, from GAJOOB's First Compilation Tape From 1990 - GAJOOBilation One
By home, 2021-04-12
I've managed to locate the old cassette master of GAJOOB's first compilation tape from 1990 as well as a few of the original sleeves. I may post a track here and there over the next little bit.
Track 1 is "Love Gramps" by Michael J. Bowman. Mike has gone by MJB90, CLOUD, Velveeta Heartbreak and other names. This song is from his Fuzzy Logic cassette released in 1989. Bowman illustrated the cover for GAJOOB 7 and we collaborated on a song after he paid me a visit and we jammed a bit in the basement studio I shared with Joe Maki at the time. Recently, he was the cover designer on The Lord Of the Rings paperback trilogy published by Del Rey.
By home, 2021-01-25
Native-Instruments' new blog from 1-21-21 features Azu Tiwaline and her shortlist of favorite Reaktor instruments. Some have been around for years and could be called "old skool" electronic at this point (is that a thing now?). Check it out at https://blog.native-instruments.com/5-reaktor-favorites-by-azu-tiwaline/
By home, 2021-01-25
Through nearly 30 albums that make up the EC Split series, Hal McGee has often made the pairing of artists an added experience to the album. W.A. Davison (The Bim Prongs) and Claire Pannell (Furchick) mine similar experimental veins in their own soundscapes. On this album, the differences to me are that Furchick's "side" is three distinct pieces each with a different combination of sounds. Her approach is less loop-oriented than Davison's here I think, but both collage sounds that revolve and call back. Both sides are filled with real sounds, while synthesized and manipulated textures seep into each mix as well.
By home, 2021-01-11
Catsynth is a website about synthesizers and cats together, along with opinion.
By home, 2021-01-03
I happened upon the Mail Art 365 project while reviewing one side of a split album occupied by C. Merhl Bennett.
The idea is to create one piece of mail art per day for one full year, however, the site's organizers appear to be lenient on that particular requirement as some artists make more or less on a given day.
Over 10,000 pieces have been documented on the site since 2010. December 2020 shows a lot of holiday-oriented works.
It's like me to sign up for something like this, excited to give it a go and taper off quickly. It's also like me to stay with it and accomplish the feat. I thought it might be interesting to do something like this at the printshop.
The random things that brew in my head some mornings.