Friends, family, lovers, haters,
dec 22 marks a new day for Modern Tapes. Our first vinyl release!!!
also our 10th release. We don’t churn out recordings the way other labels do, slow and steady really works for us. I like to think each release keeps upping the ante for the next. Don’t worry MT hasn’t forgotten you cassette lovers out there, there are some cassette releases in the near future too, and perhaps some more vinyl. But now, to share this awesome chunk of dinosaur with you.
Fossils is the third release from Froe Char, the solo alias of Christina of the also amazing Parisian duo Illustration Sonore. Where her first recordings as Froe Char writhed in distortion and doom Fossils pushes the rhythm to the forefront and breaks the synths through the haze creating an opaque yet completely minimal mutant wave masterpiece.
Simply put, i fucking love this record.
pre-order now. and get the download immediately.
Europe tour planned with Unur (who also has a new recording coming soon) in february 2014.
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:
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!!!
The greatest band to collect some of my favorite people in the world have given us their debut recording to unleash to the drooling public! It is the 8 person 4 guitar whirlwind of serene drones and sweet tunes and jagged riffage known as Guitar Party. Featuring Jeremy (alpha consumer, andrew bird, fog) and Mijah (age 6) Ylvisaker with a list of Minneapolis’ finer musicians- Michael Larsen (eyedea-RIP), Andrew Broder (fog, heatdeath, the cloak ox), Haley Bonar (haley bonar), Michael Lewis (fat kid wednesdays, andrew bird, gayngs) and Jacob Hansen.
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