AVAILABLE:

AST076: KENDALL CAHAN - LOSS C20
AST082: CUBE - FADE TO BEIGE / (803) 206-0028 REISSUE C36 + C48
AST083: COMPOUND - PSYCHIC WITHDRAWAL C25

AST085: SANSIBAR - QUADRA C22

AST086: CVN - KAISOU C44

AST087: LOOSE-Y CRUNCHÈ - UNRULY TOP C42

AST088: HITOSHI KOJIMA - BLIND BELIEF C44
AST090: LUJIACHI - INVISIBLE HANDS 
C24
AST091: FORM A LOG - BIRD TIME C25
AST092: BEAT DETECTIVES - RHYTHMS & EDITS VOLUME 1 C68
AST093: SLEEP D - ERASED C24

OUT EVENTUALLY:

MIKEY YOUNG
DJ PANTHR
ANTONIO
2200
WRX
RINPOCHE
RITA REVELL
GROTESQUE CIRCULAR DANCE
COOPER BOWMAN
BORIS BARKSDALE
NINA BUCHANAN
YING-LI HOOI
SIMON J. KARIS
BRONZE SAVAGE
CORRECT LINE


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.