Friday, April 18, 2014

CASSETTE REVIEW: Static/Voice/Static “Watch Me Choke” (Captain Crook Records)

            Static/Voice/Static’s “Watch Me Choke” is another classic example of a cassette that is rather limited, so it’s kind of pointless to review because odds are it will be sold out before I put this review up and thus you won’t be able to buy the tape itself.   I have been doing a lot of reviews for tapes that have been sold out recently (which sometimes is just a matter of time), but those were for editions of at least double digits.   So this almost makes me want to start a special section for cassettes that are very limited and thus should be treated as such because, well, if there’s only 1 copy you can’t have it if I do, but with 5 copies odds are you might not be able to get one either.

            The first side of this tape comes through as electro whirring waves on an infinite loop.  The flip side has more of a sound of low tide, as it is some static but rather quiet.  It could also quite possibly be a field recording on one of those slightly breezy sort of days.

            In either case, this does set a scene and paint a nice picture, no matter how you might feel about the sound, but ultimately it is also going to be best witnessed on cassette and, well, it is possible if you’re reading this that option might already be gone.  Each copy of this tape does have an unique cover to it as well, so that’s another reason as to why if this is still available to you it should definitely be yours or you’ll just have to wait for the next one.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm actually the one who drew that comic and the signed picture of Sally