Blue Tapes House Band Vol 1 - compilation C130 cassette (Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records)$7.00
The Blue Tapes House Band isn’t a band as such, rather it’s the codename for an ongoing project, which - with each iteration - showcases a different permutation of Blue Tapes artists producing new music in collaboration with each other and the label itself.
Each release will see the musicians generating new sounds in accordance with strategies and structures provided by the label. For Vol. 1 - the first release in the series - the remit was fairly simple. Each musician was asked to remix an existing piece of music from the Blue Tapes back catalogue.
"The kosmische disco jam that opens the tape is almost a red herring, as most of the tracks here are freeform rambles in texture, gaseous pulse and wispy half-song spectres. The most substantial moments involve the reworking of Tashi Dorji's solo guitar improvisations, as they get expanded into various echo-laden astral zones and augmented with percussive elements. Along with being a lot of fun, this is messy, border-melting stuff." - The Wire