I can feel the need to make collages coming back. I really enjoy doing these. I finally got around to getting my supplies out and making some cuts. This is the result from today’s work.
Teleport was originally released on cassette by In a Lighthouse in 1998 in an edition of 200 copies (ILC-5).
A majority of these songs ended up on the Lincolnwood Tech CD on Blackbean and Placenta in 2000, however some of the songs were only available on this tape. I always liked Teleport as it was originally released as a whole and wanted to make it available.
This version was digitized from the only copy I have, which is labeled as #1 of 200. The master tape used for dubbing was nowhere to be found. This tape shows some wear at the begining of “Tape Machines and Tambourines” but cleaned up nicely after the first 30 or so seconds.
I mastered all of the songs from the first generation dub after digitization. The Teleport cassette was not mastered originally; we mixed straight from 4-track to the master tape.
Ok, finally Audio Graves 3 is out in its entirety. This last one spans 2010-2015 and dips in and out the fidelity spectrum. There are some hints of more polished songs from my Shy Mirrors project to the, you know me, 4-track sludge. As always, these are a lot of work to gather together but at the same time a lot of fun for me personally to compile and relive. I hope you might get some enjoyment out of some of the songs scattered throughout. I can safely say there won’t be another Audio Graves volume any time soon but as the collection of outtakes grows over the years I will surely keep it in mind. Thanks again for hanging with me on this crazy project!
A special thanks goes out to Jason Pierce at mperfect for the 4 collages used for the artwork!
For documentation’s sake, here’s a group of collages I’ve done in the past couple years. A couple of these were used as album artwork for my recent releases. I’d like to do more of these; it’s just a matter of getting to the thrift store and getting a new supply of magazines and keeping the X-acto blade sharp.