Date: 26. October 2020
25 Artists. 25 C-5 (that’s 2:30 per side) cassettes with two tracks (exclusive B-side). Strictly limited to 10 hand-dubbed copies each. Custom design.
superpolar Taïps proudly presents the second release of its Cassette Single series.
The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor are a ragtag band of percussionists from a parallel Wales where rituals and folklore dominate contemporary life.
The “Blessing of the Hand-Sanitizer” ritual gives thanks for the anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of this in-demand substance, and aims to ensure its plentiful supply. The ceremony documented here took place in Llangollen, and was led by local elder Carnedd Aur.
The “Blessing of the Spam Filters” ritual gives thanks for protection against unwanted pharmaceutical offers and banking scams. Timing of the ritual is crucial, and 2:30 is generally believed to be the optimal length. Less than this, and the filters are feared to become ineffective. Longer rituals, on the other hand, are thought to lead to an increasing number of false positives.
Date: 20. October 2020
25 Artists. 25 C-5 cassettes (that’s an intentional, conceptual limitation of 2 minutes and 30 seconds per track). Exclusive B-sides. Custom design. Merely 10 hand-dubbed copies per tape will go on sale at a low price. Eventually, all 25 A-sides will be released on a compilation, planned for spring 2021.T hat’s the SPT Cassingle series in a nutshell.
The first batch was released on Friday 6 November 2020 and was quicly sold out. Artists were Tiger Village (SPT03), The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor (SPT04) and Harald Sack Ziegler (SPT05). The three forthcoming cassingles will feature qualchan., German Army and Modus Pony.
Contributing artists: Nicholas Langley, Emerging Industries of Wuppertal, Phirnis, Whettman Chelmets, Aros E-V, Melquiades, qualchan., German Army, Guido Möbius, bleed Air, Ball Geographie, Leaaves, Karl Fousek, Francesco Ameglio, Tiger Village, The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor, Harald Sack Ziegler, Daniel Saylor, Adderall Canyonly, Banhart Yorck, Modus Pony.
Stay tuned for more details on the individual releases and artists mentioned over at Bandcamp or here.
Date: 4. September 2020
Many references and elements come to mind when trying to describe Ball Geographie’s music: From Chamber Pop to Disco. From Lo-fi to High-End. Found sound referencing the likes of Studio Braun. Fully conscious use of presets, but only when they make full sense. Beats. No improvisation, everything is always structured to the maximum. 80ies vibes, folky guitars, timelessness …. It is electronic, and acoustic.
Ball Geographie lives, works and produces his music in Cologne, Germany. He loves his Boss DR-550 and its HiQ sound. Kalimbas, musical toys and Dictaphones too.
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