NEW AMERICAN TAPES INZANITY:
Artist Statement: 2011
AMERICAN TAPES will close shop after its 1000th release. It will be a big party, huge, in Michigan outside somewheres in the fall 2012. It will be the 1000th release. Now, entering the winter of the label; The 900s will be as promised:
We have a lot of the above coming your way including a completely UNHEARD (as in mixed and recorded w/o hearing it and pressed w/o hearing it LP by VOM GRILL, Seattle Stan V’s HORRORS IN THE MUSEUM Rudimentary Peni’s cover band LIVE & RAGER, and LP of sounds of unseen MICHIGAN ANIMALS, new TECHNO, and others that will ??? and perplex you the inzane listener. I make an OATH to you that every 900th release with be NON NOSTALGIC, white knuckled it-could-fail-at-any-second EXPERIMENTS, CHALLENGES, and ODDITIES. No more magic or aggression, this is reality on a bumpy unknown ride in an unknown terrain, to an unknown destination. Join your INZANE CAPTAIN on a trip on a makeship homemade failing apart boat on a choppy frightening mystery sea of NON MUSICAL INZANITY. This is Bright and AWARE, not muted and confused.Starting with the below, which Ive been working very hard on & excited to play for you under the shadow of the 900th OATH:
AM 901 THAMES “The Gift Of Money b/w The Night She Became Me” 7″ Oh funky boy. I love my weirdo friends. Esp when they record SCRAMBLED non music to the soundtrack of they weirdo lives. Remember when you used to get a record, play it, stare at it for an hour, put it black on, repeat, and be blank brained cause it JUST DONT MAKE NO SENSE. Well, you inzaniacs, here’s another one. I mean Blake Hargreaves & Alex Moskos are some pretty strange dudes. I heard Alex got caught using actual live cats as stencils for graffiti in the catacomb walls of Montreal and Blake PRETENDED to work for the Canadian Senate for years to get access to a secret room in the capital of Ottawa that is used only to make a vile stew of illegal insect repellents & found river garage that they gave to the Canada postal workers to keep them from striking. As the story goes, in the darkest hours of the winter of 2009, the duo was sick with the flu from a long bout of STREAKING around the business district of Montreal, Alex & Blake took microwaved antifreeze and poured it over they primitive oscillators and filters, left them in a snow bank for two hours, stood facing separate corners in silence in the bright lights of their studio for another three hours, and then at 6:30 am: slammed a gallon of that sickly liquid inside those old wax lips from the 80’s (alex found a case in alley when stenciling cats for a mural biased on the Packers Super Bowl Loss from last year) and RUSHED to hold the Guinness world record for the most CUBIST song 7″ ever recorded. Sheesh. No joke. I think they won but the judge thought the songs on this single were from a SEND IN YOUR LYRICS song contest they made for the failed robot boxers in the new Hugh Jackman boxing movie. Between you and me, they won. They didn’t necessarily PRESS this record as they did unwillingly from a vision induced by YOGURT overdose at Bill Smith records from post dated expired DANNON marathon sessions at the plant. NOTHING IS RIGHT on this single. SOOO WEIRD. File under = Goofy Tombstone Pizza Dirt. The only record at played at the Olzone crib where tovah thought it was on CHOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE records. So abstracted stoked on this i will spell it STO PKOKED. This here, are my weird friends and they PEAK MY LANGUAGE. B & W covers, edition of 200, numbered and hand stamped. $7
AM 902 STARE CASE “Bouquets for the Living” 2 cd In the vein of the 900s oath, I bring you THE STARE CASE. Nathan Young on bass, electronics and vocals, Inzane Johnny on stereo electronics, maracas, and woodwinds playing post modern abstract blues. The “LOSE TODAY” LP on Destijl is finished and should hit the streets in Early Oct, just in time for the tour with Nautical Almanac. Here’s the skeletons from hazy long afternoon free jammin sessions at the BURNING LOG studios. Songs so slow you will think yr. Heart is beating at-09 rpm. Color covers, edition of 40. $12
AM 903 HENRY AND HAZEL SLAUGHTER demo New PRIMITIVE TECHNO unit. Been touring all summer, minimal electronics and maracas over a repetitive primal pulse. LOUD. Unnerving supreme. LP soon. Playing Chicago & Hopefully kzoo in july. Mathematical slow burning memorizing chaos. Was around briefly as a LIVE FRYING now here’s the real deal. Numbered edition of 40, color covers. $6
AM 904 FULL SCALES “Minor Moods For You” tape Classic solo organ AT family in-house unit. Hammond organ & electronic minor moods mediations for you. Recorded under soft light in the afternoon sessions at DRIBBLING GOLD studios here in east lansing. Stretched out full sound rich in tonal clashings & inzane mixed up harmony. Weird. Color Covers Edition of 40. $6
AM 905 PARADOX 14 zine + cd Oh funky boy. Been working hard on the SUMMER INZANITY PAINTING & COLOR DRAWING collection to hit the streets in mid july. Will be about roughly 40 + pieces for sale. In the meantime, here’s some b & w crawling chaos for you to dive into or dive from with audio accomp. for the ears and eye globes. Handsewn spines. Numbered edition of 40. $12
AM 906 COMMUNITY ACTION “Color vrs Poison Arts” cd Brand new in-house electronic abstraction unit. Spiraling patterns and burning circuits. Recorded in random and composed styles. All strange & homemade. Was a demo floating around in LIVE FRYING style but here’s the debut. Sliced and diced from direct DRIBBLING GOLD studio sessions all thru the spring and summer. Color covers, edition of 40. $6
AM 907 SPYKES “Press, Pressure & No Air” 2cd & tape & poster set. In house ATapes staple. Collection in the style of recent Stare Case “two moods” & Dead Machines sets. Acoustic, electric frying, inzanity all over the map. New & Old collections in mega abstract style. Color covers edition of 40. $17
AM 908 S.W.M.C.C.C demo tape Aka SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN CULTURAL CLASH CENTER. Last seen live debut’s at Miles bday secret apartment party with Stoning, Raven Strain, and Evenings & DJ BOMBAT. Was a killer night. This new band is solo woodwinds (indian flute & quad reed, & bagpipe chanter) with composed live tape sounds. Classical avant style. Recorded in slow and low in the soft light of the Dribbling Gold studios with rich sound. Like a wind from a calm but unsettled land. Color slip case. Edition of 40. $6
AM 909 Birth Refusal “For Cleo & Leroy” double cd Big one here. Crazed new duo recordings from the Conn Artist and Inzane Zone pre boxing and post driveway bball afternoon east lansing sessions. Organ, electronics and reeds in a super strange weird style. Super well recorded and will def. freak out you. Who knows? Dedicated to our killer coaches and sado workout champs. Was floating around as a live frying set but this one diff and has a color cover edition of 40. $12.
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LAST COPIES: SPYKES “No One Writes To the Colonel” single LP edition. Handmade cover. Last few copies $12
STAY SLAY INZANE!!!