Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Autumn Batch

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Berber Ox- Communication with the Interior















Subtle manipulations from the field. Restraint in the face of the sublime.
((Cave-36))



  • C-40
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt 
  • Art by Rob and Ben


Paul Hares- Top/Bottom
















The aching romance of decay and distance.
((Cave-35))



  • C-40
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben


Silent Isle- RES/URU/SER















Explorations into the nature of resurrection. Wails of pain and bliss.
((Cave-34))


  • C-36
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Rob

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Tapes

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Mahjoop














Spectral loop science ((Cave-33))



  • C-40, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Rob


Sunny Dunes- Emmastaete















Field recordings and synth departures evoking interior landscapes ((Cave-32))


  • C-36, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben


Winter of the World- Coutie Tree
















Ross Baker & Joaquin Rontxelius present rural collages of gentle drift and texture ((Cave-31))


  • C-46, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Rob

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Tapes

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The Ether Staircase- Adjunct Prefect







 








((Every aspect of yourself is pliable))  You just found your third favorite childhood movie in the attic:  Dust in a sunbeam...  ((Cave-30))



  • C-28, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben


Boatmeal Reality- Dreaming the Gathering














Sit on your finest rug and watch the air in between you and everything, continue to be invisible.  
((Cave-29))



  • C-22, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben

RAGS- Belief in an Order of Meaning















Amplified visions of desert stars and the endless opaque… ((Cave-28))


  • C-32, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben

Friday, June 6, 2014

June Tapes

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Ala Vjiior 
    Detours & Details














driving through the fractured echoes of 2am soundtracks … dim lights piercing the night, reflected in the rearview … an afterglow left behind in the slow hours of morning… ((Cave-27))





  • C-20, Edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt 
  • Art by Ben

Charles Barabé 
    Adieu Fantôme














defiled symphonies of plundered sound and electronics…  tracks of unmoored melody and acousmatic delirium… ((Cave-26))





  • C-30, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Rob


Charles Barabé - Adieu Fantôme B from Charles Barabé on Vimeo.


Brian Beaudry & Gianluca Favaron














Brian Beaudry (vehscle) and Gianluca Favaron (ab’she, zbeen, under the snow) exchange field recordings and electronics to create a dialogue of texture and sonority, incident and improvisation. ((Cave-25))





  • C-36, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Rob

Monday, February 10, 2014

February Batch

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Flowery Dreamcatcher
     Hen to Pan














Ian Najdzionek (Gitche-Anahmi-Bezheu , Water Lily Jaguar, Nectar of the Moon) returns with 60 minutes of degraded transcendence.   This is the sound of a forgotten new age, manipulated into forms that mesmerize, then crumble into beds of static and hiss. ((Cave-24))

  • C-60, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben





Jorge Vicario
     Broken Music II














Spanish sound artist, Jorge Vicario presents the second volume in his Broken Music series.  Vicario combines plaintive loops with tape disintegration to create a haunting, melancholic atmosphere. ((Cave-23))
  • C-34, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben

Friday, October 18, 2013

October Tapes

All available tapes and batch deals can be found in the store.

The Original Flowering Earth
Hosshin















Kyle Wade (Goldtimers Tapes) presents a compelling synthesis of environmental sound and song craft.  Melody emerges from an afternoon haze.  Longform electronics slowly rise, charged with aching joy of fleeting moments and resonant memory. ((Cave-22))


  • C-30, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Ben







Dmitri Zherbin














Dmitri Zherbin (Jozik Tapes) takes us deep into the life of machines as they intone their alien mantras.  Ghosts of destroyed tapes spool and hum exhumed sound, but mostly it’s raw ferrite, motors, and malfunction contributing to this oddly compelling tape. ((Cave-21))

  • C-31, edition of 50
  • Pro-dubbed on cobalt
  • Art by Rob


Thursday, June 27, 2013

June Tapes

Please proceed to the store to purchase these.

Dozens "Born Waiting"














Explorations by Frank Ouellette and Ryan Connolly… a lexicon of pure light and shape… maps of mental geography … portals into unseen spaces.. ((Cave-20))
  • C-25, edition of 50
  • Pro-duplicated on high bias cobalt 
  • Art by Ben




DOZENS - Born Waiting from Moduli TV * on Vimeo.

Reviews:
A strange, confusing journey from Dozens, with Born Waiting. Eerie, mechanical, miniature narratives. Noisy, but not noise. Industrial, but not made of industry or the harshness one would associate. Looped, evolutionary movements that feel improvised and alive. Perhaps the remnants of artificial intelligence in the future ruins of an automaton society. The selection of timbres on display here is just absolute perfection. No where more effectively than the back half which pulls apart the curtain of noise, and opens up into a clean, delicate field of melody. Soft multifaceted whips of synth that glide back and forth, almost closing the tape before being taken up in a brief arpeggiated miniature.
-Guidemelittletape

Gjallarhornet "Raven Memories"














Collaborative tectonics by Thomas Gerendás (Skullorian Sound Sculptures) and Russ Alderson (Xanthocephalus)… columns of smoke rise from the fissured ground… desolate vistas obscured by sulfurous fumes.  ((Cave-19))
  • C-41, edition of 50
  • Pro-duplicated on high bias cobalt
  • Art by Rob




GJALLARHORNET - Corpse Swallower from Moduli TV on Vimeo.

The Ether Staircase "Winning the Olympics"














It has been four years. The ever evolving ether is an ever expanding nothing. Let the games begin…  ((Cave-18))
  • C-32, edition of 50
  • Home duplicated on ferrite
  • Art by Ben



The Ether Staircase- "A Perfect Slope" from Rob Thurtle on Vimeo.

Reviews:
 ((Cave))’s own Rob and Ben form The Ether Staircase, whose murky, paranoid ‘Winning the Olympics’ pushes in directions of pataphysics with the same skill as Bailey pushes in the dimension of elegance.  Across four or nine tracks titled more like inside jokes than any sort of interpretive legend, the boys build on low-tempo synthesizer horror like so many Carpenter apes in the last 5 years, but do so with an artful tact much like UW Owl and the other homebrews from the hibernative Phaserprone; though largely low in fidelity, the pair play with this aesthetic essence as well, punctuating the sonic fabric with bright, rendered shapes, surgical edits, and a sourcing practice which belies the dingy sheen which sits atop the signal.  The tape opens and closes with an anti-dub sound (steady beats, whistles, shifters) which should be allowed to define the project, and help it crystallize much as early Sun Araw wobbled its way into the singular figure we find today. Art by Rob on heavy J-cards. Recommended.
-Animal Psi

Invisible Path "Cloud Variations"














Michael Bailey’s latest transmission from the frontier… time arresting drone work steeped in the blue of distance.  ((Cave-17))
  • C-39, edition of 50
  • Pro-duplicated on high bias cobalt
  • Art by Michael Bailey



Reviews:

 Michael Bailey’s Invisible Path provide some of the most thoughtful compositions to the young ((Cave)) catalog with the ‘Cloud Variations’ C39.  Providing the service role left vacant by Roy Tatum’s Changeling, Bailey’s winding ambients reset the latest frame of noise on one hand (and it’s telling that I’m at a loss to recall the latest representatives, and not because they don’t exist), and drone on the other (countless “new agers” who came and went, leaving a lost generation to figure out what was meant to “go here”).  Now only the software has changed, raising the glossy, high-def stakes for all involved.  In the style of William Basinski, the two, sidelong couplets trade in divine tones while struggling with melodic consciousness.  Harmonics abound, turning many utterances of a melody into one big run-on of bleary warm hum and long rhythmic cycles, equally imposed upon by the mash.  Yet beyond this competent, considered core what elevates the album is the ornamentation of guitar harmonics, gongs, and string sounds which do not disturb the essence of weightlessness, but which stand this tonal miasma against the percolating relief of formal characters, as seemingly oblivious to the music being made, a psychoanalytical sketch about divergence and co-evolutions of thought which do more than just sound good, but do beg an audience and interlocutor in the most passive of ways. With art by Bailey on heavy J-cards.  Recommended.
 -Animal Psi

This, second release, in a two part update covering the new batch from ((cave)) Recordings is quintessential headphone meditation from Invisible Path, with Cloud Variations. Indeed, these are slow, swirling formations of atmospheric mass. Occasionally light, with delicate plucked strings looped and manipulated against the smeared echoes of a distant gong. Other times, heavy, even tumultuous mountains of reverberating bass arpeggio tempered against the muted scream of guitar feedback. In juxtaposition to the sparse, cavernous first half, for me, the centerpiece of the tape is on the flip, particularly the closer . Gently compressed shimmering melody emerges and evolves, growing in depth and density, roughly blocking out everything that came before. Sounds like a buddhist dream of the wind that gently sways the prayer flag.
-Guidemelittletape