Today I am releasing a new album; the second under the ‘Cup Fungus’ moniker.
Here is the blurb:
‘Vaguely Nefarious’ is the second release from cup fungus, and continues to be ‘bonkers and disturbing’, with powerful synth-soaked electronica. An exploration through dark dreams and sinister places.
The music itself was written mostly with a collection of different hardware synths and effects. There is almost no Game Boy on this one… but there is a bunch of C64 on there if you listen closely.
The album is available right now to stream on Spotify, or to buy as a digital download via Bandcamp. For those of you who like something physical, there is also a very limited edition run of 15 cassette tapes on Cow Tongue Taco Records. Anybody that pays cold hard cash for the release will also get an additional four tracks as a ‘b side’ release through Bandcamp.
I’ve been making music under the unexpected bowtie guise for years now, but have never put together a physical release. Today, drouth became the first (hopefully of many), released on just 10 hand-painted, hand-numbered cassettes:
They are available over on the Cow Tongue Taco Records shop, and there are only four left – so grab a copy quick if you want one. I won’t be making any more after this!
Banging on about ‘analogue’ is something that I always try and avoid. It seems pretty redundant, and too easily dismissed as hipster pish. Digital is great, but the thing is, the more I think about it, the more I end up drawn to the analogue world: film cameras, vinyl, old synths…
With that in mind, a while ago I decided to do a limited edition run of drouth on cassette. Despite all the memories of tapes getting fankled up and having to fix them with a ballpoint pen, there’s something pretty cool about them. They suit lofi music pretty well, have more personality than CD, and are far more accessible than vinyl financially.
As everything seems to end up doing lately, this minor project grew arms and legs, and has been pretty good fun to put together. I’ve set up my own tape-based label to put the release out on, named ‘Cow Tongue Taco Records’
Thanks to Lee for the awesome logo.
For now the label will just be for releasing my own limited edition tape runs, but will eventually bring on some other artists who would be sympatico.
All the music that gets released on the tape label will be available at http://music.cowtonguetaco.com (Bandcamp), and the shop at http://cowtonguetaco.com.
If you happen to be in a band/make music yourself and would be interested in a limited edition cassette release, get in touch and we can see what we can come up with: firstname.lastname@example.org