Saturday, December 31, 2011

Speers tape in the wild

We've been on the road for the past couple of weeks, and before we put up a travel Mega-Post, I thought I'd mention first that the Speers cassette can now be found at the following record stores (there are two copies in each):


Academy Annex
Desert Island

Discos Paradiso
Luchador Records (no website yet-- NEW STORE!-- but it's next door to Discos Paradiso)

We'll be stopping by shops here in Chicago this week as well (Logan Hardware and Permanent for sure) and with any luck they'll carry them too. UPDATE: Logan Hardware now has one. These are the only Colonial tapes to be sold in a store ever, aside from the one time our pal Lucas found a copy of the first Iran Contras album in an Oakland Salvation Army. What a score!!

Anyway, if you're near any of the above and are looking for a copy, stop on by. We're pretty much out all 50 at this point, but will have a couple of new tapes out in the coming weeks. Details soon...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pagan Feelings live in New York!

Everyone's favorite Summertime Fun Band of 2011, Pagan Feelings, will be playing at Cameo in Brooklyn on Thursday, December 22nd.  Also on the bill:

Blood Revenge (Ben of The New Colossus)
Face Blindness (Chris and Lindsay of Radical Dads)
and... mystery band... still figuring that one out...

Anyway, ours is the late show, doors at 9pm.  93 N. 6th St., Brookyln.  Cheap entry, good vibes aplenty.

Also, there will be copies of the Speers cassette and an even rarer CD-edition (10 copies) of the upcoming Pagan Feelings tape (Colonial Recordings USA #105).  Be there and get your beautiful hands on them!!

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Here's something I've been working on this semester:

It's a series of live mixes, using a modular synthesizer, sheets of metal and reverb units as the sound sources. The "presentation version," which I'll be debuting in a couple of hours, features two 7-foot sheets of aluminum, wired as reverberant amplifiers, as the rear channels of a 4-channel playback system:

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Doepfer A-143-1 for sale!

We're selling our Doepfer A-143-1 Complex Envelope Generator-- one of the true gems of the Doepfer catalog, in my opinion-- on eBay. If you're in the market, Buy It Now!

EDIT: SOLD (12/5)

Here are a couple of videos with the very 143-1 mentioned above from what Vimeo is telling me was three years ago (that can't be right, can it?):

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