When I first put this cassette on, I am drawn in by the distorted static drone noise. Though this cassette is an edition of only ten, you can tell each one has a very personal touch in the making of it, not only for the packaging itself but also just for the sounds coming out of here. From the moment I pressed play though- all other artistic qualities aside- I was hooked.
Throughout the music on the first side, we are met with a brief fit of laughter. Then we close things out with a piano part that almost resembles “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. The second side is a little bit different, as it begins with whirring static and goes into a sort of beeping or possibly the chiming of Big Ben (The bell tolls for thee) This transitions into the clanking of a triangle, which recalls the dinner bell.
There is elelctro-chaos. Then a rolling guitar riff kicks in and I’m thinking that if Quentin Tarantino made a movie about surfing, this would be a line found in the soundtrack and I’m cool with that. Amidst some loud static and then even lasers we reach the end of the tape, but what a ride it has been.