James Ferraro

“World Star”

On to the next one. NYC, HELL? LAPD. 9/11? L.A. Riots. “Hot sexy mamas…” Zapp & Roger. @LIL_ICEBUNNY: Deep psychological profiling of people based off their twitters. Alone on the internet. Alone. On the internet. “Computer Love.” Try and keep up. Far Side Virtual –> Sushi –>NYC. BODYGUARD. BEBETUNE$. Why do you think this man’s joking? The joke is you.

• James Ferraro: https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Ferraro

Tabs Out: Laser Focus #3

Orange Milk

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with joyful obsession and humorous expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Check out the archive here.

Can I be real with you? I mean really real for a second. In the ever-expanding universe of cassette labels, Orange Milk is the best thing going. Their visual work is staggering, an homage to 80s video game artwork and 90s virtual reality landscapes. Their artist roster is the most unique and exciting out there, packed with names you’ve never heard before creating sounds you’ve never heard before. The execution of bringing those together makes for mind-boggling cassettes.

We talked with Seth Graham and (ex-TMTer) Keith Rankin, the dudes behind the label, about how things got started and where they are going. We also talked about their duo Cream Juice and what they like and hate about experimental music. And poop. We talked a lot about poop.

And, of course, we played some tapes:

- Cream Juice - Man Feelings
- Developer / Quilt split
- Ventla - Smuggled
- Jerry Paper - International Man Of Misery
- Homeowner - Themes From 172
- Foodman - Shokuhin

Seth Graham and Keith Rankin on Skype

Cover art for upcoming EQ Why cassette

Cover art for upcoming Seth Graham / Flower Man split

Orange Milk HQ

Cream Juice live at Orange Milk showcase

• Orange Milk: http://www.orangemilkrecords.com
• Orange Milk (SoundCloud): https://soundcloud.com/orangemilk
• Orange Milk (Facebook): http://on.fb.me/1g1n87Z
• Tabs Out: http://www.tabsout.com

Così e Così

Self Exit

Another year. Another premiere. Yet, this is some fresh stuff in the works here from Così e Così. Self Exit is “the transition from a past life to new/no life.” As ghost merges with the torments of aura, being becomes stuck between ascension and the real world. Hollow ground and the dimensional pulsate echos of wailing through time and space and sound becomes that of purgatory. The meeting of noise and melody. The perception of past and the future, together.

Like holding out your hand and grasping for rope too far to reach. Looking over, and seeing the man smiling, pouring clear liquid from a bagged bottle into a to-go coffee cup. Falling asleep in a city ATM nook and waking up a few bucks richer in the morning. That “Happy Holiday’s” sign upside-down, skyline peaking out from behind it, and the silhouette of two people shaded by night. It’s the new year that rips the Self Exit out of all.

Così e Così got at me during the annual transition of numbers. Super nice dude. I imagine this won’t be the last we’ll be hearing from him. Also, Self Exit features a bit from Diamond Terrifier’s 2012 Kill the Self That Wants to Kill Yourself. Stream the full flavor of Self Exit by Così e Così below:

• Così e Così: https://cosiecosi.bandcamp.com

Sicko Mobb

Super Saiyan Vol. 1

eeEEEeeee [in my Sicko Mobb Auto-Tune’d shriek]! From them dreadheaded prettyboyz out West in the Chi, Lil Trav and Lil Ceno, a.k.a. the imitable Sicko Mobb, comes an unexpected bestowal of a blessing for This New Year of 2014 — Hark! Super Saiyan Vol. 1, a Forgiato-skreechin’, Robin Jeans-sportin’, Kemo-walkin’ journey through the Molly-booted bubblegum of Chicago’s bop underground.

You’ve maybe already heard Sicko’s early YouTube buzzers like “Hoes Be Goin’,” “Remy Rick,” or “Fiesta,” with their endlessly cyclical melodies and footwork-fast BPMs, but the end of 2013 saw Trav and Ceno transforming into full-blown visionaries, setting a new standard for rap-sung insanity on the Lil Durk-featuring “Maserati” and pushing their poignant melodicism into irresponsible levels of gorgeousness on the Mudd Gang-produced “Remember Me.”

The point: even if you don’t like hip-hop, especially if you don’t care for drill, or, if you like music, tune in with Sicko Mobb, like, right now. K?


• Sicko Mobb: http://www.audiomack.com/artist/sicko-mobb-10

Infinity Frequencies

Computer Decay

Tea-stained with a dirty cream finish, these machines were once the gatekeepers of a world that represented our eminent future. They once filled us with assurance and ambition as users standing on the precipice of a panoramic unknown, a customized, digital eden. In a new world, their circuitry has been left to rot, their shells shipped to an updated purgatory en masse, where system buses and motherboards are unplugged, rewired, and reconnected. McLuhan’s global village has been raised to the ground and programmed anew. It forms a different kind of Vista, one where the soul is hardwired to an operating system that refuses to upgrade. But postcards tailored from old packaging present an auspicious landscape, where the corners are crumpled and frayed and there is still promise; there is still a beautiful life to be had within this decay.

• Computer Decay: https://computer-gaze.bandcamp.com


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