2013 Has been an interesting year for MT. there was much talk of a handful of cassette releases. Time has turned one of these in to the first vinyl Lp by Modern Tapes. What better way to celebrate our 10th release!
Froe Char aka Italian/Parisian Christina Lauro is also known as 1/2 of the duo Illustration Sonore who has an amazing Lp being released by the fantastic Medical Records label. There have been a pair of previous Froe Char releases of dark beautiful ambiance but with “Fossils” she takes the distorted haze and murk of her prior work and uses it as a texture amid percolating synths and minimalist rhythms. “Fossils” is the sultry minimal synth record for the experimental crowd or the noisy bleak record for the coldwave kids. I once heard someone say “you can’t dance to pain” but this record really proves otherwise.
this record is the first in a collaborative effort between Modern Tapes and the amazing French label Spielzeug Muzak. more info soon, but until then, here’s a teaser:
we’re clearing house over here in MT-land. Making room for some new things and trying to get some really awesome records into the hands of people who might not otherwise go for a 2xLp of demos from an obscure synth duo from the netherlands ($14 for an import 2xLp though!!) Seriously, everything in the distro is awesome and something i would have been proud to release. Some stuff is pretty obscure, much of it is European but follow some links and investigate a bit and you’ll find some awesome things that few places in the states have and NO ONE has at prices this good.
I’m not sure how long i’m going to run the sale but go for it! Take a chance, you won’t be sorry.
the tour is going great and still has some shows left. They are out of records and tapes and we’re just about out of tapes. yup, just two weeks after its release MT009 BOOTBLACKS “narrowed” is almost out of print, there are about 3 copies left as of this evening.
here are the dates for the tour:
Modern Tapes is very proud to present “Narrowed” the band new 4 song cassette Ep from Brooklyn, Ny’s Bootblacks. Imagine all your post-punk/death rock heroes had an orgy. This is the band that would be providing the live soundtrack amid pulses of strobelights, washes of fog and spurts of lubricant. They have a sound, they have the songs. enjoy. release happens april 2nd, for you at least.
at long last the Modern Tapes distro/store is online. We’ve got releases from great labels like- Blind Prophet, Dark Entries, Genetic Music, La Forme Lente, No Em Blanc and a bunch more. Focusing mostly on smaller pressings and releases hard to find in the US or outside of shows by the artists themselves. It is a work in progress for sure, but it is up and running! CLICK HERE and browse, make an order if you see something you like, and don’t forget to pick up some of our releases as well!
speaking of which, we’ve got a couple new releases coming soon, more details once they’re being manufactured/printed.
Ladies, Gentlemyn, Clergy, Pagans, Vegans, Goths, Nrrds and other perverts (i mean it in the positive way). The brand spanking new release by Brooklyn New York’s YOU. is available NOW. 6 songs of bent synths and unsettling voices. Very happy to have this as part of the Modern Tapes stable. ENJOY!!!