♫♪  Seth Kasselman - Left Out [Side-A]

I don’t know what i’m trying to listen to in music anymore. You don’t know either. Honestly, what are you trying to accomplish? Feeling? Another’s feelings? Portrayal of emotion? Feels of feels? A warm climate? Shit, the further something actually sounds like “music” the more I enjoy it. And that’s not even fucking true, is it, because other shit I like is music and it’s nice. But not all the time. Nor do I want an expectation of. Exactly.

How blessed am I for someone like Seth Kasselman for keeping it G and B. And the E can stay with P. Because C ain’t no D… …Left Outis exactly what I’ve been dying to continue listening to throughout the years. I need something snapped, but into focus. Are there hordes of people out troving the streets tonight? Maybe it’s the festival. That bumper hanging from the CR-V, dude.

Abandoned, left to rot and melt, the perfect syrup for the latest cassette offering by Warm Climate’s Seth Kasselman “Left Out” is an experiment in analog tape abuse taken to extremes, full of ephemeral debris. Sourced primarily from cassettes found at Goodwill thrifts, Kasselman stretches, mixes, and beats “theme and variation” into the ground with the aural equivalent of blurry vision. Taking the idea of nostalgia and turning it into a fog of passing sounds, “Left Out” is both familiar and completely disorienting. This 90 minute sound collage, meticulously crafted like most of Kasselman’s work, also sounds as though it was pulled from a burning garbage can. In addition to sourcing his sounds from other people’s leftovers, Kasselman also points out how the Goodwill itself, by acting as a non-profit, allows their CEOs to get wealthy while treating their underpaid employees, often disabled, like disposable objects.

Authenticity is more important than arithmetic, so count on it and grip the reel from Seth Kasselman ASAP in the form of Left Out on cassette HERE, while streaming [Side-A] below:

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