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I Dischi Del Barone, SWE
Another nerve-wrecking tape collage work from the Gothenburg-based Blod. Spun from the circle around Enhet För Fri Musik, Blod uses found cassettes to create bizarre glimpses of an extremely cold but thrilling north. Thrift store gems of private home recordings of children singing, random conversations and crude boom box experimentation, sometimes spiced up with sparse instrumentation and always layered with a rudimentary paus-rec ff-rewind editing. There’s a humorous vein often absent in contemporary tape music, yet the private nature of the source material adds a disturbing flavour. It’s often like breaking in into someone’s living room on a Saturday night and hiding behind the rugged IKEA family couch. 'Käre Jesus' is based on repeated snippets from a Christian congregation somewhere in Sweden, classic A-side material and the one for the charts. The slow burner 'Mandys Bil' on the flipside investigates how gruelling it can be to own a car.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.