AVAILABLE:

AST076: KENDALL CAHAN - LOSS C20
AST077: MOBILI OPERATIVE SPECIALI AUTONOME - TOXIC C24
AST078: BEAD - INVESTIGATE ATTACK CONNECTION C32
AST079: CHINO - OLD PRACTICES C58
AST080: OIL - CLENCH C24
AST081: MAGNETIZER - TIME MISTS C16

OUT EVENTUALLY:

MIKEY YOUNG CS
LOOSE-Y CRUNCHE CS
OPAL BEAU CS
JOCK CLUB CS
CVN CS
SUICIDE APPARATUS CS
HITOSHI KOJIMA CS
CUBE - "FADE TO BEIGE / (803) 206-0028" REISSUE 2 X CS


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Friday, February 26, 2016

European Distribution / Shows / News.

                                        

Altered States Tapes releases + artzine available from the excellent Motto Books in Berlin. Brando's Island 7"s also available from Static Shock Berlin.

European shows:


Berlin last week.


Finland next week.

New batch released imminently. 

Also, I've made an instagram for AST, check it out if videos of me playing synths and other minutiae is of interest to you: @alteredstatestapes


Thursday, February 4, 2016

New AST Batch: Siobhan, German Army, 2200 + Artzine.



AST057: SIOBHAN – “TWILIGHT PHONE” c22

Detroit native Travis Galloway has released some of my favourite tapes of the last few years on labels such as Nostilevo and Opal Tapes. Immensely fried and caked in grit, Twilight Phone is Siobhan at it’s best. Samples of guitar and plundered songs interrupt the five short narratives featured here. How Galloway makes this stuff sound the way it does is beyond me, he’s got it nailed.



AST059: GERMAN ARMY – “GONE IN LUXURY” c28

German Army are a hard act to describe. Across their vast catalogue of releases, they have shifted into numerous forms. Gone In Luxury sees them operating as self-professed producers of “noise”. But don’t let that fool you into thinking they are dealing in static, there are rhythms and tracks of accumulative looped madness here. Another curveball.



AST060: 2200 – “BLACK IRON” c22

Under various guises, Rory McPike killed it last year. Either bringing it to the club as Dan White or creating mutated electro and post-punk fuelled mayhem as 2200. Here McPike appears in the latter incarnation. Black Iron is a departure from his 2015 12” on Cult Trip, showing a simultaneously harsh and pounding sound.



Also available is a small-run pro-printed zine titled Serene Fullerene. Layout by Mark Groves, images by me. Some of this stuff will appear on upcoming AST releases.