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  • Stillsuit/Map 71 - $7.00
  • Blue Tapes House Band - $7.00
  • Cherry/Leedian - $7.00
  • ODAWAS - $4.00
  • Brown Snake Kills Dog - $7.00
  • Sunken Cathedral - $7.00
  • Distel - $7.00
  • Jute Gyte / Ecferus - $7.00
  • Perverts in White Shirts - $7.00
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Currently in stock:

Stillsuit/Map 71 - blue sixteen
Blue Tapes House Band Vol 1 - compilation
Cherry/Leedian - blue three and blue two compilation
ODAWAS - Black Harmony
Brown Snake Kills Dog - Sorry, I Failed To...
Sunken Cathedral - Subtle Body
Distel - Puur
Jute Gyte / Ecferus - Split
Perverts in White Shirts - Power to the Sheeple

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Stillsuit/Map 71 - blue sixteen

'When we discovered Stillsuit they were a frenetic 2-minute blasts-of-treble punk trio from Oakland, California. They still are! So we said: instead of doing a 2-minute song, do a really long one, like a prog song. And they did it!. Map 71 feature drummer/noisemaker Andy Pyne of Kellar (blue six) and poet and artist Lisa Jayne. They come from Brighton, UK, and make a genuinely confrontational, mind-expanding noise between the two of them. These edited improvisations - stream-of-consciousness drums, instant poetry, intuitive electronics - are the definition of punk, Blue Tapes-style.' - Blue Tapes

Blue Tapes House Band Vol 1 - compilation

'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

Cherry/Leedian - blue three and blue two compilation

'Cherry (aka Teruyuki Kurihara of Tokyo) combined delicate guitar instrumentals with pulsating, metronomic not-quite-techno on his original three-tape set. The result was an emotive kind of minimal pop that prefigured future releases in the Blue Tapes series from the likes of Laurent Chambert and Henry Plotnick. Leedian’s (aka Hitoshi Asaumi of Toon) release was constantly-shapeshifting music that contained elements of jazz and glitch but didn’t really sound like anything. It could sound phantasmal or brutal, playful or petulant.' - Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records

ODAWAS - Black Harmony

'Coming from a period in both our lives where failed marriages, affairs, drug and alcohol abuse and a fatalistic dose of existential dread were leading us into something of a madman's revelry. The lyrics weave these personal moments in through various fantastic narratives about star-crossed soldiers finding perfection in the desert, Prohibition-era murder and espionage, crime scene investigations in pastoral meadows, and finding soft comfort in the hallucinatory madness of Nebraska. Themes of being lost, betrayal, murder and madness are given candy-coated arrangements of Americana and atmospheric electronics. A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, as they say.' - Isaac Edwards (Odawas)

Brown Snake Kills Dog - Sorry, I Failed To...

'...the ugliness is often more in the feeling than in the execution, but it sinks right to the gut either way, like a poorly made meal or regret. This album’s slow burn is one of melancholy and uncertainty, a touch of isolationist folk and gnarled industrial grit that shouldn’t work but both come from the same hideous, personal place. There’s something about the pacing and feeling of the whole thing that makes it feel like a tiny eternity, one in which the listener can easily get lost. At the junction of self-loathing, anxiety, and the regret of time and age, Brown Snake Kills Dog buries its collective weary head in layers of static and hissing that hide the delicacy and nakedness of the root compositions that carry the album forth. - Black Metal and Brews

Sunken Cathedral - Subtle Body

'Fans of the lush and elegant choral drone of the first will not be disappointed, but always refining of course, this release sees a more cultivated and varied sound.' - Black Horizons
'...a truly magnificent drone that has endless depth...he enlisted 4 trombonists for this one, going for the gold and achieving it.' - Antigravity Bunny

Distel - Puur

Distel’s brand of stalking, cold electronic environments works well on the cassette format...hovering atmospheres and clicky, altered beats. Percussion fills these songs out in a broad way that is often ignored in electronic genres, swooping through lower frequencies while also utilizing scratchy samples to bring a full, expressive range. There are nods to coldwave, darkwave, industrial, minimal synth...yet Distel drinks from every cup without committing wholly.' - Black Metal and Brews

Jute Gyte / Ecferus - Split

'In a black metal world getting progressively watered down, these two acts stand boldly on their own, creative yet unrelenting as anything, and only for the truly enlightened enthusiasts of extreme sound.' - Black Horizons

Perverts in White Shirts - Power to the Sheeple

'Deranged industrial darkwave coming out of Switzerland with Dave Phillips of Schimpfluch-Gruppe paired with a female vocalist for eight cold tracks. Nathalie Dreier and dp bring a production value that sets this apart from others, it's weird to put it lightly.' - Black Horizons

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Postage for tapes is convoluted in Australia due to the width of common plastic cases. If you need the plastic cases, 1-5 tapes can be posted for $7.50 via Officeworks Mailman service. If you don’t need the cases and/or you’re buying Blue Tapes cassette releases, 1-2 tapes can be posted via Australia Post for $3.

1-2 tapes without cases to ROW via Australia Post will be $9. Officeworks Mailman service not available for ROW destinations. If you need the case, Parcel Post rates will apply. I will quote you.