Received this tape as a surprise extra when I ordered up the newest belltonesuicide album, “Valley To Valley”, on CD. M. Barret, better known as belltonesuicide, offers up squirbly lo-fi noise electronics on this older release; if you appreciate the recent Brandon Wald tape I wrote up a few days back, this is in similar vein though a bit rawer. Its packaging was expecially interesting - inside a small spray-painted burlap sack with a drawstring came the cassette wrapped first in a letter-size photocopy collage, and inside that, in aluminum foil.
Des Moines went through something of an explosion in lo-fi retro garage-rock afew years back. The three most notable acts to come of it, ...… Continue reading