The first in our series of compilations exploring the depths of the current synth music scene in North America, beginning with Portland - the city that spawned Sweating Tapes itself.
Comprised of a dozen acts made up of some our closest friends, greatest supporters, and favorite Portland artists.
Synths in the City of Roses.
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The full tracklist & credits follow. To hear the full release, proceed to soundcloud.com/sweatingtapes/sets/a-compilation-volume-1
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ASSS – “Non Believers”
ASSS is Alex Smith & Sean Sumler. Non Believers was recorded by ASSS in September, 2010.
Arohan – “Repulsive Gravity (w/ Josh Beck)”
Repulsive Gravity was written & recorded by Taylor Gehrts, with Josh Beck on live bass, in March 2011; produced & mixed throughout 2011 by Taylor Gehrts. 12” EP forthcoming on Sweating Tapes in 2012.
Vice Device – “I Sign My Name With An X (Alternate Version)”
Bobby Kaliber - Electronic Drums, Synth.
Andrea K - Synth, Percussion.
Bryan Carr – Bass.
Tracked and Mixed by Vice Device & Bryan Carr, November 2011.
Prescription Pills – “Life”
The New Division cassette available from High Scores and Records, March 2012.
Light House – “2012”
Light House is Dawn Sharp & Chris Relyea.
Live recording with Roland 505, Sequential Circuits Max, Korg Electribe, Korg Micro-X, Bells of Chartes Cathedral.
Swahili – “Holons”
Recorded/ Mixed by Swahili in Reno & Portland.
S/T LP on Translinguistic Other, March 2012.
Crow – “You'll Never Feel This Good Again”
Recorded by Arian Jalali. Vocals by Arian Jalali.
Roland SH-101, Roland Tr-707, Roland Juno 6 by Arian Jalali
Split Tape with Xander Harris coming out on CGIFriday soon.
Tunnels – “Another Way Out”
Recorded in Portland 2011 by Nicholas Bindeman.
Litanic Mask – “Nightplay”
Hot Victory – “Cetus Circinus”
Tracked & mixed by Ben Stoller at Stoller System Sound - Fall 2011.
"Triangulum Australe" cassette out Spring 2012 on Living Tapes.
Don't Blow It.
Sean Sumler – “Bleeding Hearts (Dream of God)”
Bleeding Hearts (Dream of God) was recorded by Sean Sumler in June 2010 using a Realistic MG1.
Weapon – “Glittered Gauntlet”
Weapon is M., V., E.
Recorded at Ghastly Cave Portland Or.
Forthcoming cassette on Black Glitter Records.
Curated by Remy Marc.
Art & Design by Kevin Abell.
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio, Lakewood, Ohio.