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