As happened in several of the Phonostatic cassette compilations, the phonic theme takes its cue from an earlier visual one; namely, PhotoStatic no. 22, “DisEase Disease,” which explored similar psychic and conceptual territory. In this instance, whether directly submitted in response to the pre-announced theme or not, the resonance with it is inescapable throughout playback of this collection of pieces.
The present collection treats us to, among other things, an early two-track cut-up experiment by The Tape-beatles that brazenly rips off the Benny Goodman Orchestra; a snotty commentary about the then-current state of art by Weather Nouveau; representative pieces from the voluminous and adventuresome cassette deck stylings of X.Y. Zedd; and spooky soundbed meets headbending philosophy by Bob Gregory and Jason Gibbs. Cellist and electronic musician Fredrick Lonberg-Holm contributes the excellent “Bits”, and along with all this is the consummate noise-art by such familiar names as Big City Orchestra, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, and The Haters; among others.
Duplication run: 93.
PDF and Mp3 upload: 2004-02-01.
Photostatic Magazine Retrograde Archive no. 26'
Contributors and Tracks
The tracks are Mp3s and hosted on the UBUWEB archive.
|060||Bob Gregory and Jason Gibbs Wittgenstein on Pain||7:02|
|061||Weather Nouveau They Call it Art||3:36|
|062||The Tape-beatles Sing Sing Sing||2:53|
|063||Fredrick Lonberg-Holm Bits||5:49|
|064||X.Y. Zedd||Absolute Zero||3:10|
|066||The Tape-beatles Listen to the Radio||5:00|
|067||The Haters from “Destroyed Music”||4:38|
|068||tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
It’s Not As Easy As You Might Think To Be
A Pseudo-Virtuoso (#2)
|069||Big City Orchestra from “Headache”||4:08|
|070||John E untitled||1:49|