Northern-Spy Records reveals its first release in a new cassette series entitled “Clandestine.” Limited to 150 copies, pro dubbed on chrome tape cassettes, it’s like a secret dossier passed ‘neath the canopy of a linden tree on a cold autumn day.
Four artists offer a release that’s not so much cloak and dagger as uncovering forward directions in music. From the opening drones and understated beats of Messages through the fret-board perambulations of Tom Carter (whose full-length project, Eleven Twenty-Nine, is forthcoming from N-Spy). Side two is no less revealing as psychedelic drone virtuoso Zaimph (Marcia Bassett) shares a side with avant-folk legend Loren Connors during a live encounter at Union Pool with bassist Margarida Garcia (whose artwork also graces the cover).
Messages – Indian Landmark, Tom Carter – August is All, Zaimph – Tabacco Flowers, Loren Connors & Margarida Garcia – Live at Union Pool
The cassette is also available in high quality mp3 or FLAC format. More info here.