Sunday, August 30, 2009

Brian Grainger - Tortoiseshell & Other Improvisations

With this new cassette, I'm introducing the second leg of the CO_RD Tapes imprint - a catalog set called BLUE. Why blue? Well, because it's one of my favorite colors, and so each tape will have blue somewhere on the packaging. These releases will be for named artists, and will likely be splits, collaborations or simply music that is meant for the tape format above any other.

BLUE01 is such a release, compiling 10 improvisations recorded from 2006 to 2007 that were collecting dust on old four track tapes and hard drives. Some songs were recorded during the Eight Thousander sessions and others were simply live experimentations or sketches. Two tracks, "Light Trails 1 & 2" feature the talents of Acreil and David Tagg. The title track previously appeared digitally as part of Attacknine Records' 13 Weeks Of Summer compilation.

There is much more to come in the BLUE catalog, including David Tagg's first ever cassette release, two tapes by The Blue Spaces, a very heavy Brian Grainger tape and a few splits, so stay sharp! Everything is limited to only 25 copies.

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