Cassingle #2 – The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor [SPT04]

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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.

The Cassingle Series

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superpolar Taips - Tiger Village Cassingle

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: Modus Pony, Nicholas Langley, Emerging Industries of Wuppertal, Phirnis,  Whettman Chelmets, Aros E-V, Melquiades, qualchan., German Army, Guido Möbius aka Stichflamme Dormagen, 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, Daniel Saylor, Jamie Orlando, The Tuesday Night Machines …  and more.

Stay tuned for more details on the individual releases and artists mentioned over at Bandcamp or here.

bleed Air (SPT02)

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bleed Air’s debut full-length is a mix tape blending dark ambient, playful electronica as well as experimental beat and drone.

A journey into warm, analogue noise, echo and soundscapes, sometimes resembling a soundtrack for a yet to be filmed low budget sci-fi movie. When Robot choirs start singing or broken analogue circuits and filters start doing what they want, it can get wacky, but we think it always remains pleasant to listen. Mostly analogue electronic gear, often of the cheaper and not exactly hip kind, and tape effects were used.

It is recommended to listen to each side of the album in one piece.

bleed Air lives in Cologne, runs this label, loves his Omnichord OM-27 and his tape echo too.

Ball Geographie – Live at Budokan (SPT01)

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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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