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What our staff has to say: “My favorite tape release of 2022 so far, so many different elements into one. Truly some of the best experimental music I’ve ever heard.” – Kobe
3/29/22 street date. ships week prior.
Playing music at the ocean, an infinite mirror curls upward towards you. Picturesque and perverse, cracked enamel castings sit in lazy but unsettled sands. Something is just right, having once stirred beneath the surface it now hovers misting at eye level. You can put your hand through it; pushing humidity around like a furry catkins flake in a tepid wind.
𝑏𝑎𝑑 𝐿𝑆𝐷 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑝𝑠 is a collaboration between artists Domingo Castillo and doris dana. Working through the process of developing sounds during the pandemic, the duo amassed large swaths of recordings on a weekly basis from 2020 and 2021 in Miami, Florida. The debut recording of 𝑏𝑎𝑑 𝐿𝑆𝐷 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑝𝑠 for the ENXPL series is documentation of improvising and honing a sonic vocabulary that is rooted in the tradition of early industrial, dark ambient and tape music. The backdrop of the recorded effort is a geographical conundrum of a city worn threadbare by candied advertising, tourism, and aesthetics. 𝑏𝑎𝑑 𝐿𝑆𝐷 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑝𝑠 inverts the spectacle of their locale with psychedelic meditations searching for, and occasionally digging inside of, a place of ease.