Archive for the ‘Cassette’ Category

Turquoise Moon :: Midnight Demon

➲ Turquoise Moon “Midnight Demon” ★ Label: Spun Out Of Control ★ Rel. 01 June 2018 ★

Re-discovering Turquoise Moon’s other-worldly score to ‘Midnight Demon’:

Turquoise Moon were an American synth duo of Terry Ferrello and Frank Heisenberg, recording and releasing music from 1981 to ‘86. The pair met in ’81 while living in Mountain View, California, and working as game developers for Atari Inc. Here they discovered a shared fascination for synthesisers and drum machines that they cracked, modified and rebuilt. Choosing the name Turquoise Moon, the duo wrote instrumental music out of Frank’s basement, which they self released on cassette via independent stores and fanzines throughout the Bay Area during 1982.

One of these rare tapes made its way to the hands of LA-based writer and director Kyle Caruso, who had cut his teeth directing commercials for the automotive and high end perfume industries and was about to embark on shooting his first feature film. That film was Midnight Demon.

Artwork and design by Eric Adrian Lee.

Presented as a limited edition, hand numbered cassette in a choice of two colours.
Choose from ‘Purple Prey’ or ‘Neon Blue’ coloured shells (75 copies of each).

Wojciech Golczewski :: End Of Transmission 2

Wojciech GolczewskiEnd Of Transmission 2” ★ Label: Data Airlines ★ Rel. 20 May 2018 ★

Following closely after is the sequel to Golczewski’s popular space epic that started of with Reality Check and continued with End Of Transmission and The Signal. Without words, End of Transmission 2 continues to recount the fate of a deep space exploration mission but this time from the point of view of the AI that the mission brought with them. End Of Transmission 2 is at times a more hopeful chapter to the story but still carries the same both claustrophobic and epic atmosphere familiar to fans of the previous records.

Limited Edition of Wojciech Golczewski’s End Of Transmission 2 Cassette recorded onto a Matte Vintaged Silver Shelled Audio Cassette with a heavy duty J-Card with high quality print.

Limited edition of 100.

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein :: Stranger Things 2

➲ Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein “Stranger Things 2” ★ Lakeshore Rec. ★ Rel. 23 March 2018 ★

EMMY®-winning and Grammy®-nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, half of the Austin band S U R V I V E, traveled back in musical time to score the award-winning Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” Series creators The Duffer Brothers tapped the duo due to their classic synths spun into distinctly modern sounds—and the resulting alchemy produced a Primetime Emmy Award win for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, two Grammy nominations for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, an ASCAP Composers’ Choice Award nomination for TV Composer(s) of the Year, and a World Soundtrack Award nomination for TV Composer(s) of the Year.

Dixon and Stein, both Texas natives, were born in the early 1980s when the inspirations for “Stranger Things” were being made. They met as teenagers and both gravitated towards the analog, electronic tones of their childhoods. S U R V I V E has quickly exploded from being a hip Austin act to touring the U.S. and Europe, and the band recently released their second studio album, “RR7349.”

THE STRANGER THINGS 2 CASSETTE LOOKS LIKE AN 80s NOVELIZATION!

4-Panel J-Card with O-Card Slipcase. High-quality replication on ferric tape. Transparent blue shell.

WORRIEDABOUTSATAN :: BLANK TAPE

worriedaboutsatanBlank Tape” ★ Label: Spun Out Of Control ★ Released 14 Oct. 2017 ★

Long awaited cassette release of ‘Blank Tape‘ by worriedaboutsatan, presenting this project in its most perfect & apt format for #CassetteStoreDay2017.

Describing their sound as ‘spectral electronica’, worriedaboutsatan are a Yorkshire based duo incorporating swirling ambient melancholia, skyscraping post-rock guitar atmospherics and pounding slo-mo techno.

Blank Tape‘ is the worriedaboutsatan’s third album.

Cover art by worriedaboutsatan. J-card design and layout by Eric Adrian Lee.

Correlations :: Night Acquisitions

CorrelationsNight Acquisitions” ★ Label: Spun Out Of Control ★ Releases 11 Aug. 2017 ★

Correlations‘ second full length release explores a heavier electronic palette, allowing the Oscar synthesiser to take centre stage.

Mainstay Neil Hale first played with the legendary synth whilst working on tracks with Toydrum – the electronic duo’s Pablo Clements being credited as co-writer on Night Acquisitions‘ title track.

A handful of other tracks here evolved out of the same productive sessions.

Inspiration was also found in otherworldly contemporary film scores, including Gravity & A Field in England, which helped coalesce ideas into this stunningly realised soundtrack for an imaginary film.

Cassette J-card design & layout by Eric Adrian Lee.

Ben Lovett :: Synchronicity

Ben LovettSynchronicity” ★ Label: Lakeshore Records ★ Released 25 June 2017 ★

In partnership with Lakeshore Records, Megatapes presents SYNCHRONICITY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CASSETTE.

The album features the film’s original score by Ben Lovett, his sixth collaboration with Writer/Director Jacob Gentry.

What better way to evoke the sound of an 80’s film score than listening to it on cassette? Megatapes founder, John Bergin, says; “Every time I listen to music on cassette I am stunned by the warmth and clarity of the sound, especially when I listen to music that I am very familiar with. I’ve listened to Ben’s SYNCHRONICITY score nearly a hundred times. The first time I heard it on cassette, it was like hearing it for the first time – there is incredible detail and saturation in the sound. Cassettes offer a listening experience unlike any other format.”

The cassette features a new illustrated cover by John Bergin and is a Limited Edition of 250.

FutureSounds Volume 1

➲ Various Artists “FutureSounds Volume 1” ★ Label: TimeSlaves ★ Releases 06 March 2017 ★

The lineup for TimeSlave Recordings‘ debut album is now confirmed and features big names from the scene, including: Timecop1983, Droid Bishop, Futurecop!, Vampire Step-Dad, LAMF and Arcade Summer.

All proceeds from the album will go to the Down’s Syndrome Association UK and the album is available to pre-order now ahead of its release on Monday 6th March.

Strictly limited edition run of 50 cassettes.

Gadget :: Mood Swings Instrumentals

GadgetMood Swings Instrumentals” ★ Label: Millennium Jazz Music ★ Rel. 20 Jan. 2017 ★

Following the recent release of Lady Paradox & Gadget‘s beautiful Mood Swings LP and all of the requests for the instrumental version, MJM decided to respond to the words of the people and release the Mood Swings instrumentals and those from the bonus tracks on the album.

This version of the album is available on limited cassette tape and will be available on various digital sites • Artwork designed by J. Greenway.

René Schier :: Zazen

René SchierZazen” ★ Label: Urban Waves Records ★ Released 19 January 2017 ★

With Zazen, René Schier offers us a ticket into a parallel universe where the laws of physics are different. You’ll find yourself floating in air and walking on water. A place where your dreams are reality and reality is just a dream.

With deep jazzy melodies and abstract beats, Zazen transcends music genres, we are somewhere in between. Let yourself go, open a window to your inner vision, here’s a great piece of music to meditate to. But rest assured heavy head nodding is part of the ritual!

Limited black tapes • Edition of 50.

the opposite of aloof vol. 1

➲ Various Artists “the opposite of aloof vol. 1” ★ Label: ACR ★ Released 11 January 2017 ★

This is ACR‘s first compilation titled “the opposite of aloof vol. 1”.

“Its aim is to showcase some of our favourite artists, but also to kickstart our little label.”

Limited edition black cassette • Edition of 30.

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