Wednesday, 30 October 2013

FOSSILS















"mirror image of
the sculpture of drops"
Year:    2017
Country:    Canada
City:     Brantford
Artist:    Rob Michalchuk
Label:    Poor Little Music
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Experimental



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"metaphysical graffiti"
Year:    2016
Country:    Canada
Artist:    Rob Michalchuk and  Cathal Rodgers
Label:    Poor Little Music
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                Drone



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"zombie royal"
Year:    2016
Country:    Canada
Label:    Poor Little Music
Format:    cassette
Edition:    10 copies
Tracks:   2
Time:    32 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise             Experimental



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"No L7"
Year:    2014
Country:    Canada
City:    Hamilton, ON
Label:     Beartown
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:     25 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                Noise












"David Payne began building his Fossils empire back in 2004. Since that time Fossils has colonized the underground circuit with a steady flow of ultra-limited tapes/cdrs, many of them through David's own Middle James Co imprint. The Fossils sound is always one of formless despair. Churning low-grade electronics, primitive tape manipulations, and an aura of stoned reverie are all genuine signatures." -Graham Lambkin.
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"brainville"
Year:    2013
Country:    Canada
Label:    Banned Prod.
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    28 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Tapes Manipulation














First track was recorded live to cassette 2012 MJC HQ Hamilton Ontario with just a 4-track table and some tapes. Second track recorded in 2013 by Daniel Farr with also some tapes and some pedals distortion, both tracks get some kind of moderate and weirdo lo-fi noise, strange sounds and bizarre effects. Almost thirty minutes of free sound experiments with dynamic sensation, mid-tempo and very few modulated voices, probably extracted from other tapes, radio or TV... perhaps. Another very good job made from central Canada. Enjoy it
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"mayday"
Year:    2012
Country:    Canada
Artist:    Rob Michalchuk
Label:    Middle James Co
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Abstract            Noise




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"black berr"
Year:    2011
Country:    Canada
City:    Hamilton, ON
Label:    Poor Little Music
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:    21 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                 Abstract             Noise



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"TV magic H2O"
Year:    2010
Country:    Canada
City:    Hamilton, ON
Label:     Beartown
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:     25 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Experimental               Noise












Edition of 35, with full colour wrap-around cover on "kack-grey" cassettes.  The project "Fossils" started in 2004 as a Noise - Free Improvisation unit. 
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"confederacy of dunces"
Year:    2009
Country:    Canada
Label:    Maggotapes
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                Noise               Experimental



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"untitled"
Year:    2006
Country:    Canada
City:    Hamilton, ON
Label:     Middle James Co.
Format:    cassette
Edition:    13 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    70 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Experimental                Noise












"Middle James Co", from Hamilton Ontario, started out as a clearly post-American Tapes/post-Fag Tapes cassette label. The covers were artfully sloppy, the tapes were spray painted, production quality was mainly of the recorded-onto-a-walkman-from-across-the-street variety, and the productivity was immense even though editions were extremely small. It took awhile for main "Middle James Co" man David Payne to come into his own, and boy did he ever. Later/recent recordings done under his own name and especially those by his band Fossils are stunning. This untitled cassette is from 2006, and was "published" (if you could even call it that) in an edition of just 13 copies. It shows an early hint at the punk-David Tudor/Voice Crack homemade-electronic scrunch that would grow more refined in subsequent years, but it's still a quite good live-in-one-take dirt-bath.
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FOSSILS +
 KOMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU
Year:    2011
Country:    US , Germanyy
Label:    Rainbow Bridge
Format:    cassette
Edition:    50 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                Abstract               Noise



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"recycled"
Year:    2008
Country:    UK
Label:    RRR
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    32 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise



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"grass root"
Year:    2007
Country:    Canada
City:    Hamilton, ON
Artist:    Rob Michalchuk
Label:    Middle James
Format:    CD
Tracks:    7
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Noise               Experimental



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"ghostfood"
Year:    2007
Country:    Canada
Label:    none
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise



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