Sep 27, 2015


MOSS 021


There was a hole here, it’s gone now.

Mysterious House is James Mercer, a Brooklyn-based composer, programmer, artist and sound archivist. Maze of Wooden Surfaces is a double album of meticulously-programmed audio spillage, an epic undertaking for the listener. Two discs, almost two hours of intense spiraling texture and timbre, punctuated by moments of clarity. Even in its harshest moments, beauty and attention to detail shine though.


Physical Version of this album is available in deluxe double CDr packaging. Two gatefold sleeves with vellum overlay, housed in poly bag.

2xCD-R. Designed, printed, assembled, duplicated and stamped at Moss Archive 2015.


MOSS 020


Dorosoto is a solo project of the extremely prolific Mr. Warren Kroll, a member of High Tides, who just released an excellent LP on Rad Cult. Warren is a synth master and steward of electronic music knowledge.

Odd Matters is a suite of distanced and paranoid hallucinations. They linger around in your periphery, yet are beholden to intense detail if the listener chooses to invest. Motion-blur reverberations smear the dread-laden, yet vaguely funky sequences. Made entirely on a circuit-bent Yamaha keyboard. Squelches call out from another dimension. There are vague hints of color in the sepia-tinged fog.

 c32. Designed, printed, assembled, dubbed and stamped at Moss Archive 2015.


MOSS 019


Ragged Lines is one of the many monikers of Christian Kann, Coppenhagen-based musician, visual artist and head of Metaphysical Circuits, as well as a host of countless other labels and endeavors.

This project always has me questioning ideas of beauty in music. The tracks operate within their own strange sense of logic and remain wholly compelling, while also completely disregarding notions of “listenable” music.

“Balance" flows like a mixtape, as if the pieces presented here are cut out of a much larger cloth. Assembled sound paintings smear together; queazy melodies come out of nowhere only to decay into pools of sound.

A murky audio tapestry.

c24. Designed, printed, assembled, dubbed and stamped at Moss Archive 2015.

Sep 18, 2015

Bastian Void - "No Dreams" Reissue Cassette

Originally released by Sic Sic Tapes in June of 2015. This reissue has been reprinted on high quality matte cover-stock. ORDER HERE

"Like casting consciousness into superfluous zones that feel just at home, Bastian Void is back on the gaze-game, this time snagging a spot on SicSic Tapes with No Dreams. And don’t take the title in a lack of sleep or goalless realm, it’s quite the opposite, because the music on No Dreams is the solution for it’s title. Feel the meta? Move past that now and open your mind. Underlying truths are merely found via meditation. Just close your eyes and find out what it feels like to be inside. Trickle that mentality into a place of pure peace. Find that little location on the dome of your spa node, and flush those toxins. Bastian Void is here to present you the remedy to all your aliments: No Dreams."
 -Clifford Morrisey (Tiny Mix Tapes)

Sep 16, 2015


MOSS 018 - Sam Gas Can / Bastian Void "Lewis & Clark's Do-Re-Mi Fantasy Split"

Digital version available here.

It only took about ten years for Sam and I to get around to a split! We made this for our little California tour in July of 2015. This edition was limited to 25. Though a reissue is forthcoming on Soft Science Records.

Sam's side is assembled mostly from recordings he made while on tour in 2013. It features children playing bells, choral singing, friends laughing and playing music... real moments all topped off by a genius reading of Terry Riley's 'Rainbow In Curved Air' manifesto. The whole thing is really cohesive and inviting. It's a joy to listen to and directly inspired my side...

I set up a generative pattern on the modular synthesizer; a ragga-esque mediation on a sequence of notes. The whole thing was recorded live and hands-off, directly to tape. The idea was to create a piece that is constantly shifting in timbre and would carry the listener into a state of deep serenity. Recorded in the dead of winter with snow piling up like mountains outside my house.

Edition of 25. Designed by Sam and Joe. Printed, assembled, dubbed and stamped at Moss Archive. July 2015. 

Apr 8, 2015

MOSS 017 - Pattern Dialect

MOSS 017 - Jan Balsam & Hermon Cone "Pattern Dialect"

New Year's Day, two old friends convene in the western evergreens, for an afternoon with the Electric Music Box. We exist in time with each other.


c42 - Designed, printed, assembled, and duplicated at Moss Archive. 2015