Archive for the ‘tapes’ Category

Luscious Skin Ventriloquist

Monday, May 14th, 2012

We’ve got a new Alchemist tape out tomorrow. It’s by my good friend Kyle Comb’s project Luscious Skin which he’s formed with the very talented songwriter and vocalist Rhys Ziemba. They’ve concocted a very fresh sound that draws from their various influences of Tropicalia, Afro Pop and the like, but mutates it into something new. Here’s the title track to whet your whistle. Pick up a copy of the cassette and stream the album here.

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new album out today!!!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

It’s out today at long last:The Alpha Future. I had hoped to do more stuff leading up to the release but as usual other things got in the way. I do however, have more new things coming your way soon. The video for ‘Should Have Been A Beekeeper’ will be out shortly and I’m already working on new material with new angles. For now order the album on cd, c44 tape or digitally here.
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New Alchemist tape by GDC out now

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

In the words of the astute blog Auxiliary Out, “Vermont pop genius Zach Phillips (Horse Boys, Sord, Nals Goring, OSR Tapes etc.) has delivered unto us a motherf***in’ faux-French masterpiece”. This incredibly unique c30 cassette is now available for a mere 7$ here from the Alchemist collective. Written and recorded in a mere 8 days this tape is part of the prodigious output of 12 albums that Zach has been streaming out over the last year under many different guises and on many different labels including Feeding Tube, Night People and his own OSR tapes. I’m stoked to be putting out what stands as one of his most brilliant and accessible albums. This will apparently be the one and only album to bear the GDC name and this is an edition of 100 so get one whilst the getting is good. For more information on the world that is Zach Phillips see his blog and if you haven’t done it yet, check out this standout track and attune your eyeballs to some photos of the tapes in all of their multi-hued glory (designed by yours truly):
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Recent Aquisitions

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Hardest Part maxi single c24 tapes

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Here’s some photos of the Hardest Part maxi single tapes. They’ll be 6$. Pre-order one here.

Summer Heart will rearrange your head

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

This one arrived in the mail this week and although I had heard some of the tunes before, jamming to this tape has solidified how much I like this record. Mikey of Blackbird Blackbird is one of the most prolific and talented cats out there. Summer Heart (his first lp) bears some of the sonic signifiers of other lo-fi chilled out dream pop but the uniqueness of the production/sound design and the quality of the songwriting set this apart from the pack. From the spacey interludes to jam after jam this one doesn’t have a weak track on it. In a year with a lot of great releases I can definitely say that Summer Heart is one of my favorites!
Mikey’s projects are pretty much all over the web so to some of you this will be nothing new but I’m posting this just to give some honest props to a great album. The tape version from Wonder Beard is a total steal at 6.50$ ppd. Snag one before they’re gone. I’ve got this track on mental and walkman repeat:

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