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Strange Mountain II // On An Apocalypse Surf Trip TAPE

Strange Mountain II // On An Apocalypse Surf Trip TAPE

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Texas post-new age ambient cassette label Aural Canyon works are in stock for the first time in Japan.This work is by Jakarta's heavyweight ambient writer Strange Mountain II.2019 release cassette.Contains 8 open-eyed ambient songs. DL code included.

"On An Apocalypse Surf Trip is a aural homage towards the bootleg urban beach fashion I used to wear around 1990-1991."

"A lot of these cheap knockoffs eg the Indonesian version of Vision Street Wear called'Griffone'-are imbued with cool designs that were basically amateurish re-imaginings of actual Vision graphics. Memories are hazy but I remember these semi-photo / illustrations as feeling real yet also alien, with unrealistic colors clashing onto each other in an almost-psychedelic-rock-posters sort of way. When there were surfers and waves, they looked like they were surfing in space or some post-end-of-the -world scenario; glimpses of oceanic bliss upon a doomed existence. "

"The whole album was recorded in a month session early last year at home in Jakarta, Indonesia, utilizing mostly processed JX3P, DX7, and MIDI sounds that were all improvised, picked apart, then assembled again. Everything started with a basic layer of samples from a variety of now-indiscernible sci-fi movies and the instrumental sections of Japanese space-sheriff (Gavan, Sharivan) audio-play tapes which I collected between 1988-1992. As is the idea of ​​SMII is to use samples from different sources alongside each other to see their harmonic capabilities, those samples were treated as such. I feel I've done so well-enough for Apolycapse. "

--Marcel Thee

artist: Strange Mountain II

label: aural canyon

 

 

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Texas post-new age ambient cassette label Aural Canyon works are in stock for the first time in Japan.This work is by Jakarta's heavyweight ambient writer Strange Mountain II.2019 release cassette.Contains 8 open-eyed ambient songs. DL code included.

"On An Apocalypse Surf Trip is a aural homage towards the bootleg urban beach fashion I used to wear around 1990-1991."

"A lot of these cheap knockoffs eg the Indonesian version of Vision Street Wear called'Griffone'-are imbued with cool designs that were basically amateurish re-imaginings of actual Vision graphics. Memories are hazy but I remember these semi-photo / illustrations as feeling real yet also alien, with unrealistic colors clashing onto each other in an almost-psychedelic-rock-posters sort of way. When there were surfers and waves, they looked like they were surfing in space or some post-end-of-the -world scenario; glimpses of oceanic bliss upon a doomed existence. "

"The whole album was recorded in a month session early last year at home in Jakarta, Indonesia, utilizing mostly processed JX3P, DX7, and MIDI sounds that were all improvised, picked apart, then assembled again. Everything started with a basic layer of samples from a variety of now-indiscernible sci-fi movies and the instrumental sections of Japanese space-sheriff (Gavan, Sharivan) audio-play tapes which I collected between 1988-1992. As is the idea of ​​SMII is to use samples from different sources alongside each other to see their harmonic capabilities, those samples were treated as such. I feel I've done so well-enough for Apolycapse. "

--Marcel Thee

artist: Strange Mountain II

label: aural canyon