Baculum “Ink Fetish” c10 out on Phage Tapes

Posted in PRISONFOOD, Reviews, Tape on February 1st, 2014 by SleepDep


Baculum is Sam, the tatted up guy that runs the harsh-noise label, Phage Tapes.

This c10 is a slightly layer’d recording of unmistakable tattoo-gun noise, unaffected by effects of any kind. No flanger, no distortion, just the humming and buzzing of a tattoo gun on bleeding skin. The liner notes on the j-card say it was recorded while tattooing HN on feet, and yeah, that’s pretty much what it sounds like. It’s a novelty tape for sure. Its also a testimonial to the fact that Sam is a die-hard harshnoise culturalist for life. Play it for your tattoo artist friends and see what kind of responses you get. Who knows; maybe it inspires them to start a noise project of their own.

So head on over to >>> Phage Tapes <<< and buy something, these little babies are free with all orders *while supplies last*. Posted by PRISONFOOD at 4:33 PM Originally posted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 on BlitheringTongues-HN

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At Jennie Richie “so far out” tape out on Dead Accents

Posted in PRISONFOOD, Reviews, Tape on January 30th, 2014 by SleepDep


get it for 5.99 at DA

Where do I even start with this one!? I’d like to point out that this cs has like zero tape-hiss. The opening track starts off with some phono noise and immidiately begins you on a surreal journey through some fck’doff samples and loops complete with strange lo-fi perrifreal chatter. Its oddy compiled and executed with certain skill but there seems to be some sort of paradox here. The whole tape sounds like some weird ass Nurse with Wound remix. There are moments of what sounds like laptop glitches, but those moments are thankfully fleeting. The first side even ends with a techno-esq jam that feels pretty out of place in this experimental collage, but yet, it works here. The 2nd side starts off with a TR-505ish snare @ 1/8th notes teamed w/distant degraded knob twirling, repeated for about 8 minutes. Its insane. I hate it, but I have to admit, I found a couple zen moments in there. It eventually gets better, i guess. But seriously, this album sounds too good to sound so bad. There’s got to be some sort of inside joke that I’m missing here. The last track on the tape features Seattle’s Jason/Red Squirrels, in addition to the AJR members Happiness and Forever, but little difference in sound asthetic can be discerned by my ear. Maybe some extra lo-fi-junk cheapo walkman speaker turned contact mic foolary. I don’t know wtf is attracting me to this tape. I hate it but, it feels like it was recorded custom taylored for me to listen to with my own brand of love/hate disposition. Bottome line: this tape looks and sounds great. It’s fun to scrutinize as well. You’ll prolly wanna play it more than once. There’s only 55 copies, and I think you should get one for yourself. Right here>>>> Dead Accents

Posted by PRISONFOOD at 8:34 AM

Originally posted Friday, August 5, 2011 on
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Sleep Of Ages & a-m#2 – Split Tape on Strabismustapes

Posted in PRISONFOOD, Reviews, Tape on January 29th, 2014 by SleepDep

Released in July of 2011
S-T003 / Sleep Of Ages & a-m#2 – Split / Hand Numbered Limited Edition of 50



Word on the street is that, a-m#2 from France, is finally putting out some music after 10 years of honing his subtle craft. Hear some of his super sleeptrance inducing work on SOUNDCLOUD. I recently picked up this split tape from Strabismustapes (a fairly new tape label) that also features the unfamiliar to me, Brazilian artist, Sleep of Ages.

The first half of the a-m#2 side seems to be dubbed at a really low level; like -40/-20dB, but it gets louder around the 3rd song; licking -10dB or so. It’s the first tape that I’ve gotten in a long time that sounds like it has just as much tape-hiss as it does actual sound. Even flipped on the Dolby NR, which is rare, and defeating. There doesn’t seem to be any low-end bass freqs coming through either. It’s almost like a washed-out recording of 50/60Hz noise colored by a chain of phaser pedal/deathmetal thats been left to fester. I have to assume it’s just a weak dub from the batch cause the soundcloud tracks and the other reviews I’ve seen sound much more dynamic. I asked the Label, and they said it is supposed to be fairly quiet.

The Sleep of Ages side is a little bit louder, but leaves me wanting more… The sounds are ranging from breaking shit to ever changing harsh-wall-drones. It starts off pretty mellow and progresses into something much more involved. Never quite reaching a state of HWN, Sleep of Ages offers up 15 minutes worth of enjoyable noise tracks on his side of this c60 (not c50 as advertised) which means 15 minutes of (boring-ass) silence at the end. I’m guessing this guy is a well-seasoned amature; who’ll be getting some more of my positive attention in the future. Same goes for a-m#2 for that matter, stoked to hear what they sound like on a more hi-fidelity recording. As for this tape, the low volume coupled with the high hiss ensures that it probly won’t see much more play.

Posted by PRISONFOOD at 12:24 PM

Originally posted Thursday, August 4, 2011 on

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