Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mixt Media Review: The Space -Junior

Now that the vinyl renaissance has become a cultural force to be reckoned with, cassette tapes are enjoying a resurgence and re-emergence into our consciousness. The Space -Junior was released in an edition of 25 copies, no case, no downloads, no info - and is a compelling audio artifact that feels like it was buried a few decades ago in a time capsule. Lo-fi, monaural, ethereal are just a few adjectives that hint at what is to be discovered on this tape. Long, monotonous passages from sci-fi flicks. Snippets of answering machine recordings. An LSD trip. Ambient music weaving in and out of the mix, along with silences that take root and stretch out. Hunt for this tape on bandcamp, and if you're at all inclined to obtain a copy - don't hesitate, they'll be gone in an instamatic flash.

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