Help Us Press Desert Tapes On Vinyl
Desert Tapes are my lo-fi ‘bedroom’ recordings from the 1980s. And I do mean real lo-fi as you’ll hear. The songs were originally recorded on cassette p or reel to reel tapes and bounced from one tape to another numerous times. I have restored them where possible, but frankly in this digital world I love hearing a bit of sonic wonkiness.
Some of the songs were ‘soundtracks’ for friends super-8 movies, some were student projects, but most were just for fun. All I had was a couple of cassette decks, a borrowed 4 track tape recorder, a couple of mono synths, a crappy pump organ, a guitar and a few guitar pedals. Primitive but fun.
I was in my late teens, early twenties and was listening to a lot of early Pink Floyd, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and particularly Brian Eno. But I’d also just discovered Sonic Youth, Husker Du and others in the USA underground scene. Somehow Desert Tapes was a mish-mash of all these influences filtered through my sci-fi brain and crappy equipment.
And to be honest at the time I was a bit embarrassed about it all and the tapes gathered dust for decades. Only in recent years have I begun to appreciate it and recognised in it the seeds of the music I make today.
estimated delivery December 2020
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or more7″ Vinyl Record 7″ Vinyl Record + Digital Album 12″ Vinyl Record 12″ Vinyl Record + Digital Album 12″ Double Vinyl LP 12″ Double Vinyl LP + Digital AlbumLimited ( remaining) Sold OutIncludes:
- Vinyl Record – One 7″ vinyl record of Desert Tapes. One 12″ vinyl record of Desert Tapes. One 12″ double vinyl LP of Desert Tapes. One 7″ vinyl record of Desert Tapes with an estimated delivery of December 2020. One 12″ vinyl record of Desert Tapes with an estimated delivery of December 2020. One 12″ double vinyl LP of Desert Tapes with an estimated delivery of December 2020. One 7″ vinyl record of Desert Tapes if the vinyl campaign is successful. One 12″ vinyl record of Desert Tapes if the vinyl campaign is successful. One 12″ double vinyl LP of Desert Tapes if the vinyl campaign is successful.
- Digital Album – Pre-order of Desert Tapes. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
- Digital Album – unlimited streaming of Desert Tapes via the Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC, and more.
Pledge Amount:$ USD ( or more)Your pledge will include a digital copy of Desert Tapes. You’ll get 19 tracks now and the full digital album the moment it is released. Would you like the digital copy of Desert Tapes regardless of whether the campaign succeeds? Your pledge includes a digital copy of Desert Tapes. Would you like it now, or only if the campaign succeeds?
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