Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Stephen Cornford ‎– Pinched Tapes #1 tape




This is a tape originally released in a very limited run by Cornford and was re-released by Geräuschmanufaktur in 2017. The music samples has been taken from a tape of John Cage's String Quartets and an audiobook of Jack and the Beanstalk which were then handlooped and played on tape recorders. So this is just a 10-second loop of a violin section by Cage with a woman saying "when the music stops please turn the cassette over." For some people this will be tedious and idiotic, but for me this repetition creates an intense melancholic feeling which is beyond any descriptions.

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