NNA Tapes celebrates 100th release and 10 years with a gargantuan 6-cassette, 66-track compilation

NNA Tapes celebrates 100th release and 10 years with a gargantuan 6-cassette, 66-track compilation
Brushed aluminum boxes fabricated by Brian Raymond with assistance from Cold Hollow of Burlington, Vermont.

The good thing about anniversaries that originate from a specific year, as opposed to a specific day, is that it’s entirely within bounds to celebrate that anniversary at any point (or multiple times) over the course of a year. That’s part of the rationale for my excessive pizza-eating (honoring 18, 19… 20 years since my first slice!), and it’s also why the Vermont-based NNA Tapes label can get away with not only having a festival celebrating 10 years of experimental music sponsorship, but ALSO releasing a massive compilation that pays homage to the artists that have played a huge role in NNA’s development.

Those artists include the likes of Guerrilla Toss, Tredici Bacci, Greg Fox, Olivia Block, Jefre Cantu Ledesma, Felicia Atkinson, Lea Bertucci, and Keith Fullerton Whitman — just to name a few (check out the complete list here). Right now you’re probably thinking: “But there’s no way that all of them can offer a song or two on a single compilation, is there? For that, you’d definitely need multiple discs and a pillow to lie down on after you’ve necessarily given your auditory system an endurance test!”

Well, please see NNA’s new release entitled ‘Centennial’, out August 17, for why you best get on deciphering your sleep number sooner rather than later. The massive compilation is set to feature 66 “exclusive” tracks spread across 6 cassettes (the preferred format of the label). The cassettes will come in a 10” x 10” hand-made brushed aluminum box “adorned with an embossed NNA logo” (see above) and will also contain a poster insert designed by Robert Beatty (see below).

We’re talking about almost six hours of music here from more than 50 artists. This ain’t your mother’s label compilation! (No offense to all the record label-owning mothers out there.)

Instead of trying to wrap your head around this, just head over to NNA or Bandcamp to pre-order your copy now, and sample a few of the tracks below:

‘Centennial’ tracklisting:

01. Sun Circle - “One Hundred Lifetimes”
02. Pregnant Moon “The Gardens at Giverny”
03. Duane Pitre “Loops For String Orchestra”
04. Pink Desert “Walk Through”
05. Jefre Cantu Ledesma “Friends In Montreal”
06. Toby Aronson “March 6th, 2010”
07. Caboladies “Virginia” 04:45
08. Harmonizer “Taipei Airport (Demo)”
09. Jeff Astin & Raymond Reitano “Beaver Builds”
10. Time Life “Harry’s Theme”
11. Nonhorse “Principles of Non-Organization”
12. Driphouse “Creative Time 2”
13. Pulse Emitter “Lacy Gothic Approximation”
14. Ryan Garbes “There’s No There, There”
15. Hobo Cubes “Parallels”
16. Headboggle “’77 Sob Story (Serge Modular in HiFi)”
17. WANDA GROUP “I LIVE IN TWO FORMS. AN EGG AND A TINY PIECE OF SHIT.”
18. Hubble “So Much Dust (Take 1)”
19. Ken Seeno “The Turtle Opening The Door”
20. Aguirre “Since Before”
21. Dog Lady Island “No Pin”
22. Mike Shiflet “Worcester, VT”
23. Drainolith “Difficult Days” 02:19
24. Innercity “A Genesis In Ending”
25. Quicksails “Blinding Star” 05:29
26. Hex Breaker Quintet “We Join Our Previously Scheduled Eternity Already In Progress”
27. Co La “4PM (Fripp Edit)”
28. Rale “That’s The Crack That Runs Through Everything.”
29. Lieven Martens Moana “Samoa - For Solo Tuba”
30. Keith Fullerton Whitman “En la Parc de la Ciutadella”
31. Ryan Power “The Shadow Cast”
32. Le Révélateur “Scape Addicts”
33. PHORK “Love Re-Circulation”
34. Decimus “Tehom”
35. Belarisk “& Abscission”
36. Howard Stelzer “The Best Way to Control People is to Encourage Them to Be Mischievous”
37. Transcendence Orchestra (feat. Anthony Child & Daniel Bean) “Untitled”
38. Blanche Blanche Blanche “Just Kidding”
39. PHORK “Whistleblower”
40. Ryan Power “Sometimes I Wonder”
41. Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier “Heat Light”
42. Jason Lescalleet “Where There’s a Wall There’s a Way (VW mix)”
43. Ahnnu “Weed Girl”
44. Astral Social Club “Antwerp Party Tape”
45. Migrations In Rust “The Gumming Sun / 16 Angles / Gloam in the Lattice Tunnel”
46. Banny Grove “Be Better”
47. Guerilla Toss “Eraser Stargazer (Live In Brooklyn 2016)”
48. PHORK “One Lap”
49. Tredici Bacci “Scaramouche”
50. Battle Trance “Blade of Love (Live at Roulette - Excerpt)”
51. Sediment Club “7:47”
52. Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein “Drifter”
53. Wei Zhongle “Inside Your Insides”
54. Olivia Block “Four Sorts of Factitious Shining”
55. Patrick Higgins “Open Fifths”
56. Booker Stardrum “In My Intermediate Brain”
57. Jake Meginsky “Music for Sinewaves and Percussion (Excerpt)”
58. AJ Cornell “Barchan”
59. Nerftoss “Low Beamer”
60. Fox/Soper Duo “4.1.17”
61. die Reihe “‘Attuned Vibrations’, or First Application of the Approximate Harmonic Derivatives of the Schumann Resonance to Open the Musical Mathematical Matrix of Creation Connecting the Soul to the Wisdom of the Universe, Divine Intelligence”
62. Max Eilbacher “Slip Systems Test with Unused Script”
63. Tredici Bacci “Ambulette”
64. GRID “VVVVVVV”
65. Lea Bertucci “Quadraphonic Cello Remix”
66. Wren Kitz “Into The House”

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