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Throat Mask // Throat Mask TAPE

Throat Mask // Throat Mask TAPE

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Dead stock of Polish cult experiment label Alicja works has arrived.

This work is a debut cassette released in 2020 by the duo Throat Mask by Tomasz and Nathan Gray, who preside over this label, limited to 50 pieces.

Contains 4 sound collage songs.It is out of print.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Alicja releases available at Tobira.

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Text by Alicja:

"The recording sees Nathan Gray attempt to guide his unruly stack of sputtering and chiming digital automations while T.Kowalski responds. The self-titled debut from Throat Mask collects four improvisations from the duo that are built around random processes and hover constantly between collapse and coalescence. Side A keeps returning to Gray's voice, occasionally it's recognisable but more often it's faltering or shredded by gusts of processing that pick it up and spatter it across the walls, Kowalski calms things a bit with soothing tones but then interrupts himself with brutalist digi-drums that stomp around a bit before leaving, embarrassed. Side B is a side-long instrumental called Crypto Rap that really gives the duo time to explore their unique strategies of embarrassed silence, self interruption, inappropriate shouting and talking over one another. Without resorting to hyperbole Throat Mask is “unforgettable”in the same way that the most uncomfortable of social occasions are, the sweaty mnemonic of awkwardness is impossible to shake. "

Artist: Throat Mask

Label: Alicja

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Dead stock of Polish cult experiment label Alicja works has arrived.

This work is a debut cassette released in 2020 by the duo Throat Mask by Tomasz and Nathan Gray, who preside over this label, limited to 50 pieces.

Contains 4 sound collage songs.It is out of print.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Alicja releases available at Tobira.

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Text by Alicja:

"The recording sees Nathan Gray attempt to guide his unruly stack of sputtering and chiming digital automations while T.Kowalski responds. The self-titled debut from Throat Mask collects four improvisations from the duo that are built around random processes and hover constantly between collapse and coalescence. Side A keeps returning to Gray's voice, occasionally it's recognisable but more often it's faltering or shredded by gusts of processing that pick it up and spatter it across the walls, Kowalski calms things a bit with soothing tones but then interrupts himself with brutalist digi-drums that stomp around a bit before leaving, embarrassed. Side B is a side-long instrumental called Crypto Rap that really gives the duo time to explore their unique strategies of embarrassed silence, self interruption, inappropriate shouting and talking over one another. Without resorting to hyperbole Throat Mask is “unforgettable”in the same way that the most uncomfortable of social occasions are, the sweaty mnemonic of awkwardness is impossible to shake. "

Artist: Throat Mask

Label: Alicja