[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]shadowtrash tape group is a cassette label situated in boulder colorado focused on unconventional audio-art. operated by a small group of interdisciplinary artists. the label functions as a container for an ongoing sonic collaboration between them and artists regionally to internationally.[/perfectpullquote]
Collection of excerpts from releases by STTG, Colorado-based producers of all kinds of (wonderful) sonic oddities. While they don’t have a Bandcamp page, you can hear more snippets from the label’s releases here.
You can also download the entire mix here.
Staticnosis – S/T
patient psych-industrial-plate-techtonica, cold steel horns abound. slow drying narcoleptic clay. morbid white noise. deathtrack. aromatic and glistening percussion. deer in headlights.
Nature – Nootropicalia
suffering from the colonial itch? sift through the rubble of brain enhancement clinical rhythm research. a soulful vomitorium of mood rupturing chamber music. overdose on inner space; enter the jazz void.
Du$$t – Human Virus
loops and psychic mini-deaths; featuring william jefferson clinton on saxophone, yoko ono on vox, donna harroway on neural modulation apparatus, barrel full of asteroids on percussion, warning signs and auspicious anthropo-slime.
King Poppy – Backwoods/See Through
Two 20-minute meditative songs with the sounds of the world stretching out before you. Get some peace, get some beauty, take your time. Stillness and repetition are the soil from which grand energy bursts forth.
Rumpilots – There is Only Darkness There is Only Light
paralinguistic dialectic. geological time spilling forth on edge of the speed of sound. crumbling societies, oceanic despair. body music. improvisatory psychetropic cascades of baroque decoration gone wrong.
Rum Pilots is a collaborative sound/experimental music/poetics project between Joseph Braun, Craig Collier, Nick Hranilovich, Ryan Wade Ruehlen, Nyal Ruehlen, Kari Treadwell, Connor Sorensen, and Indigo Deany. They make sounds and words and space via concrete objects, bodily actions, musical instruments, and microphonic textures.
Sirun – S/T
an endarkened heaven, captured with watery tapestry zones scoured over sludgy angelic mists. creeping through the forest. guided by moonlight. amethyst crystals crushed into anti-venom for light sensitive city dwellers.
Fidelity Astro – King Poppy Meets the Beings in a Cali Mist
beats for humanity & energy beings. scratching against the machine. that deep stoney shit.
Pulsecoder – The Ship & The Shipwreck
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]This debut album from pulseCoder is filled with heavy beats, distorted drones, and complex sound design. Intertwining the richness of analog synthesis with the chaos of digital malfunction, The Ship and the Shipwreck continually moves between structure and a controlled collapse. [/perfectpullquote]
qualchan – Here, Tyrant Death
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]here, tyrant death. is a very personal album for me. my dad has been sick for the last two years with an illness that doctors still have yet to figure out. i went to visit him in december of 2016, & brought along philip k dick’s the transmigration of timothy archer. in it, he quotes handel’s belshazzar “here, tyrant death, thy terrors end.” the line really spoke to me, & i carried it with me when i got back home & it lead me to make this album in the week after my trip as a therapeutic way to work through my feelings. this is dedicated to him. [/perfectpullquote]
Armando Rosales – Imaginary Duets
a mine of first takes and impasses with silent collaborators. archival drum recordings barely edited, trespassing and hunting on private land, intimacy at its oddest.
David Clay Bridges – Signaling w/o Receiving
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Signaling Without Receiving is a sound-based performance piece in which performers are arranged in four corners of a square facing away from the center of the square. Each performer wears in-ear ear plugs as well as over-ear industrial noise canceling headphones. This is so that the performers cannot hear or see each other. Each performer can play whatever they want on any instrument they want. The performers begin playing simultaneously when signaled. [/perfectpullquote]