Tuesday, December 04, 2007


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.


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.

jennifer said...

Nice to hear of a fellow luddite.
Happy Holidays!

Patrick said...

all sold out already!!!???

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