This record was recorded in late summer of 2014 in Essen. I randomly cycled around the city most evenings and tried to make a soundtrack to what I saw. I hope that this record resonates with you!
Most of what you hear is either guitar, a loop effect or the sound of the tape i recorded onto. I later recorded these tape loops onto my computer and added some panning and delay effects and finally bounced them onto 7" BASF reel tape.
"The warm tape hiss over the sunny, bright guitar chords..it’s a glint of nostalgia that just hits you right in the gut. There’s no words for it. It’s like taking a look through those old kaleidoscopes, abstract colors that meld together as you spin your hands round and round."
- What's Protocol
"Placid sun drenched guitar from Altars Altars with 1864 on found toys. Creative. Analog reel to reel looping and effects soundtracking the artists’ evenings spent cycling in the city of Essen. Gentle finger picking pans and reverberates across ten tracks, most delightfully terse sub 4 minute miniatures. A moment in time, a memory, a scene blurred across the canvas. This is emotionally evocative, simplicity creating complex feelings. Put this one on, and you’re immediately on that bike, gliding through the city with the artist, in slow motion, whatever that looks like in your mind. This is that thing. Romantic, nostalgic."
- Guide Me Little Tape
released March 13, 2015
A very special thanks to Found Toys. Creative who have put incredible amounts of time and effort into this release! Thanks so much for making this possible!
I also would like to thank Fabian Podeszwa for letting me use the beautifullest picture that has ever been taken!
Above all, I would like to thank/credit Will Weisenfeld whos 'Morning Shore' release has been the main source of inspiration for this release.