Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"PINK CLOUDS"

An album's format most definitely informs the listening experience. I enjoy LPs because they're really huge, for example. I like big artwork and big discs I hold in my hands.

On the flipside, a cassette tape suggests a wide variety of styles (a la mix tapes) and a certain degree of intimacy. Albums are taken as a whole, and after many listens, contradictictory styles blend and begin to make sense.

They are also the ideal music format for a car, as they can be tossed on the ground and in piles with no scratching or quality loss. In the van, we only have a cassette player and somehow it feels just right. Tapes allow leeway for the messiness of the road.

I chose to put out my latest release, "Pink Clouds," on cassette for those reasons.

This cassette is one in a series of steps towards a larger goal. But like my Dad used to say on road trips, "half the fun is getting there late."





The album will be released by Autobus.

4 comments:

Gabe said...

my autobus needs a pink plastic cloud to complement the lustrous purple clouds that live in my dome.
please order me one copy tout sweat so that i may go live in mexico.
cheahs.

jennifer said...

Nice to hear of a fellow luddite.
Happy Holidays!

Patrick said...

all sold out already!!!???

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