After much delay, DNT releases its factually best tapes of 2014. There have been many reasons for the long wait, but the most recent being the ongoing Black-led rebellion in Ferguson and around the country. I've been very involved locally, and am so ecstatic at the high standard of solidarity the Bay Area is setting -- In the past weeks the Black Out Collective and Black Lives Matter (among others) have shut down the BART, shut down OPD police headquarters and other actions -- Oakland doesn't fuck around!
Anyway, on to the tapes -- Audio samples are on the site and we'll add reviews as they come in. Below these descriptions is a list of the newest items to the distro. Stores/distros: get in touch for wholesale rates.
Black Lives Matter,
*$6ppd each, or all three for $15ppd (US only)*
[b][u]Rambutan "Surface Language" cassette (DNT071)[/u][/b]
"This music is the fruit of late night basement experiments in sleep deprivation coupled with the ongoing struggle to translate thoughts into sound and ideas into words. Recorded in Delmar, NY 2014. Music by Eric Hardiman. Many thanks to Tynan for the invitation to be on DNT. Endless gratitude also extends to Ray Hare, Mike Griffin, Nick Mitchell, Jefferson Pitcher, Phil Donnelly, Matt Weston, Nate Brennan, Jackson Wingate and hundreds of other sources of inspirations. Hand-numbered edition of 50 on lime green shells with spray-bottle watercolored jcards"
[b][u]Metal Rouge "Gamble" cassette (DNT070)[/u][/b]
"Metal Rouge's "Gamble" eschews their previous LP Soft Erase's martial drum machines and rock structures, delivering instead rudimentary jazz fire and blaring white-heat guitar continuums soaked in unintentional tape manipulation. Four tracks: a journey from pointillist guitar/trumpet sparring to a completely warped amorphous hell, an epic single minded guitar/vocal flare-out, a piano-driven cloud of massed utopian strings and a staggering primitive drum raga. Nine years into their existence Metal Rouge are still finding new ways to cast aside the false, uphold the unrefined and crawl into the marrow of the music. Hand-numbered edition of 100 on dark blue shells with full color art by Christina Carter.
[b][u]Eric Sanchez "Los Otros Ojos" cassette (DNT069)[/u][/b]
Scenes adjust and new tones are set while the surroundings are deteriorating and the floor is gradually appearing. Two fifteen minute pieces recorded between San Francisco and Monterey, 2014. Hand-numbered edition of 50 with full color artwork by Eric Sanchez on lime green shells with full color labels.
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Ashan "Earth Magic Life Celebration" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Hear Hums "Malaise" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Hakobune/Oliwa/Former Selves/Panabrite 4-way split 2XCS (Inner Islands) $10
softest "music for rain: volume one" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Ki Oni "Autumn, In Reel Time" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Peasants "Sawngs" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Montibus Communitas s/t cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Oliwa "Time Immemorial" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Hear Hums "EP" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Mike Tamburo "Presence" 2XCS (Inner Islands) $10
Hear Hums "Opens" cassette (Inner Islands) $6
Ashan "To Return To" CD (Inner Islands) $9
gkfoes vjgoaf "Nature Eternal Striving" 2XLP (Inner Islands) $18
Stag Hare "Spirit Canoes" LP (Inner Islands) $12
WYLD WYZRDZ "Free Magick" LP (Inner Islands) $12
gkfoes vjgoaf "The Joy of Awakening" LP (Inner Islands) $12
WYLD WYZRDZ/Stag Hare split 7" (Inner Islands) $6