Mar 1, 2012
DESIGNS FOR COLORING
By Bastian Void and Three Fourths Tigers
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Digital Download available on the Looks Realistic Bandcamp Page.
Canopy Process video by Joshua Rogers of Broken Machine Films.
Split release from Joseph Bastardo and Ryan Mulhall, the two halves of Looks Realistic. Roots, leaves, moss and dirt. Each half is a distinct take on tape recording and manipulation, using synthesizers and sampling keyboards. Both sides were edited, mixed and arranged at Moss Archive, in the forest-valley of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
On the first side we have moldy melodics and blown tape crumble from Bastian Void. Analog synthesizers bubble and rip the tape into a warm dust. You've sleepwalked into a secret science lab, hidden in the woods behind your house. You flip a switch. Recorded to 4-track summer 2011 in Worcester, MA.
Monadnock by Bastian Void
Northern Services by Bastian Void
On the flip side from Three Fourths Tigers offers up a broken screen of bright rainbows smudged with soil. Recorded to portable tape recorder on a camping trip. Computers tell you bedtime stories while keyboards play a glitched-out recounting of American pop music, until the batteries finally sputter to a halt. Some days, puffs of pink lint drift by. Other times, tar smears across your back yard while you're trying to play flashlight tag.
Dust Collector by Three Fourths Tigers
Gloss Plains by Three Fourths Tigers