Recorded during the same dream-state session as Whitehope, these three versions subtly mutate and tangentially explore the hour long centerpiece track on the CD-R. When ripping the tape the recordings were laid to, it became apparent that the cassette itself was degrading the audio more than usual. Having tested the rest of the cassettes I ordered in the same batch, I determined that all of them shared this odd trait. The tapes record and play back just fine, yet they seem to process the audio in interesting ways that actually add to the quality of the music. So I decided to release this cassette version of the album, on intentionally degraded black cassettes, essentially making this the "black" version of Whitehope. The nature of the cassette degradation means that no two copies of the cassette will sound alike, and future listens may reveal deeper grades of degradation, making for a truly unique and transforming listening experience. Deep analog forests of cloudy techno!
released September 15, 2014
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Botany Bay, Summer 2014. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Milieu Music number ABX33B.