Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mark Solotroff + Sshe Retina Stimulants

In 1996, NG5361 and I collaborated on a recording project entitled, "Excellent Manipulation of Distorted Tape Death," which was released on BloodLust! as a four cassette, six-hour box set (4 x C-90). The project utilized progressive analog tape generations and sound fidelity decay as both a direction for the concept that we worked under and for the sounds that we manipulated and ended up with.

Refer to: http://www.discogs.com/release/284880

In 2006, NG5361 revisited those recordings, in a more digital manner, and he came up with two new masters: "The Edit" - a disc of eight tracks, each drawn from one of the original cassette sides -- and "Super Density Assemblage" - two self-explanatory, 28-minute-long tracks, built from multiple sections of the box set.

The first of these new masters will be released on CD in late-February, as BloodLust! 101 Mark Solotroff + Sshe Retina Stimulants "Excellent Manipulation of Distorted Tape Death - Part One - The Edit"

Here is a preview of the design: