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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
On Tape
FORMAT
Cassette

LABEL
CATALOG #
TTW 023CS TTW 023CS
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/7/2010

Cassette-only release. Limited edition of 250 copies only. Zerocrop is the pseudonym of London-based musician Parker, an independent artist who has been releasing albums through the web site www.zerocrop.com since 2000. The music is a hypnotic mix of complex vocal melodies and spoken word sequences on unsettling themes, set against a rich backwash of pedal steel, guitars and electronics. Zerocrop has remixed, written songs for and performed with the incomparable Billie Ray Martin (Electribe 101) and regularly creates the show music for award-winning milliner Justin Smith. This cassette features four new tracks recorded specially for The Tapeworm. Running for just over 30 minutes, these are four new numbers that reference tape recordings as their subject matter. "Rewind to a time when you feel fine/fast forward to a place where you feel safe." Zerocrop writes: "I first started making music on a mono cassette radio when I was 13 and I still have all the cassettes I made. These early works featured a great deal of piano, screaming and saucepans. Plus ça change. A cassette for The Tapeworm is the perfect place to revisit them and to dust off the Roland Juno 6 and the Casio MT-41 in order to fashion for my listeners yet another journey into musical mental instability." --Zerocrop, London, August 15, 2010; Cover features an illustration by Sarah Pettitt. Composed and performed by Parker with pedal steel guitar by Steve Honest and electric guitar by Marlon Banjo. Mastered by Steve Honest.