The TAPES are those relics, relics of a future past, buried under ash and rubble, now resurfacing and rebuilding. The TAPES return the sound of an era and its decline, letting out a secret desire for change and a deep search for oneself. They tell, through sound, about the human soul and its fragility. They narrate dreams, visions and desires although they are recorded on (today) almost obsolete supports. TAPES is a compilation of songs created during "one take" sessions performed with a modular synthesis system, a reverb pedal and originally recorded on magnetic tape through a 1984 Tascam Porta One recorder. TAPES is a visionary, decadent, futuristic EP , mystical and science fiction, capable of transporting the listener to a distant world.
This compilation by Andy Morello is a good example of the label's healthy progress, but above all, of its boundless potential. In addition, this selection maintains a narrative line that shows that his compositions are not nihilistic, but that they are part of a process that, thanks to the mastery of its compilers, is easy to enter. Its crudeness is nothing more than the arduous path towards the purification of the spirit. We can almost say that that punk attitude that runs through each song no longer belongs to young people, since maturity can also be their golden age. For this reason, the best of the compilation is not so much what it contains, but what it promises.
The album, which is a relic, in the end, makes the listener come out of himself, open his mind and light the flame of hope, in a world in which it seems that he has lost all idea of the future. And more, in a situation like the one we live in, an album like this is a breath of fresh air.