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Various Artists (GAJOOB) - GAJOOBilation 7.1

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.



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Released on cassette.



Wendy S. Duke - Pledge of  Allegiance

From the tape Dumpster Times #7

Published by   Audio Anarchy, Akron, OH, USA



Hermanos Guzanos - Knuckes

from their tape, Back in the Alley

Published by   Guzbro Tapes, Bakersfield, Ca



Flammable Mammals - Circadian Rhythm

from their tape, Circadian Rhythm

Published by   Glenn LePine, Elk Grove, CA



Albert Huffstickler - Intimacy

from he tape, Austin Poets Audio Anthology Project

Published by   Perfection Productions, Austin, TX



Ken Clinger - Canon 1990

from his tape, KCM03-KCM04

Published by   Ken Clinger, Pittsburgh, PA



Jim Bishop - excerpt

from his self-titled tape

Published by   Instigation, West Covina, CA



Ramblin' Willie - Travelin' Blues

from Willie and the Hand Factory's self-titled tape

Published by   Ramblin' Willie, Winterville, GA



Dave Easley - Eerie Road

from his Under a Pagan Moon tape

Published by  Dave Easley,  Hammond, LA



Chris Wind - 3:40

from her Rocks and Trees tape

Published by   Magenta, Sundridge, Ontario, Canada



Zzaj - Speakeasy

from his Rogue Sea Merchants tape

Published by   Dick Metcalf, APO, San Francisco



Trust Obey - The Dark

from the tape, The Veil

Published by   John Bergin, Kansas City, MO



Secret Archives of the Vatican - Torc of Twisted Gold

from the tape, White Flower of the Blackberry

Published by Vince Millet, Surrey, Great Britain, UK



K.D. Schmitz - Regardless (excerpt)

from his tape, No Progress

Published by K.D. Schmitz, Pleasant Valley, NY



Solanaceau Tau - Saxon Invasion

from he tape, Outdoor Experience

Published by IRRE Tapes, Kindsbach, Germany



Armand & the Mouse Orchestra - Moondream

from he 2-tap set, Early Squeaks Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Published by McDonald, Burbank, CA



Eric Muhs & Myles Boiden - In the Hold

from he tape, Notochord

Published by Eric Muhs, Aptos, Ca



Ken Rubenstein - The Filth in Peter's Cellar

from his tape, The Five Year  Sentence

Published by Ken Rubenstein, Garfield, NJ



Areknuteknyterne - Hole in the Wall

from their tape, "hos fotografen" Best of 1984-89

Published by Hypertonia World Enterprises, Bergen, Norway
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Drone music, droning on, worker drones, drone war, meditation, automation, post-humanism….

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Love Gramps by Michael J. Bowman, from GAJOOB's First Compilation Tape From 1990 - GAJOOBilation One

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.

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Azu Tiwaline's Reaktor Instruments

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

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The Bim Prongs/Furchick - EC Split 15

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.

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By home, 2021-01-11

Catsynth is a website about synthesizers and cats together, along with opinion.

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Mail Art 365

By home, 2021-01-03
Mail Art 365

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.

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Bauer - Aa

By home, 2017-01-04
Bauer - Aa
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