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The Busy Signals // Baby's First Beats TAPE

The Busy Signals // Baby's First Beats TAPE

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This cassette was released in January 2024 by Minnesota pop artists The Busy Signals in a limited run of 1 copies by the Minnesota label daylily arboretum.

Contains 13 lo-fi bedroom pop tracks. Out of print.

*Please feel free to contact us as we will send you the digital sound source free of charge.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. /// Click here to see more daylily arboretum releases available at Tobira.

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Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 21. 
Originally released in 2000. 

tracklist:

1. Headphoneworld 03:06
2. I'm So Slippery 02:10
3. Birds On High 02:19
4. Clogged Airways 03:03
5. Futon Hopper 03:05
6. 88's and 73's 01:39
7. Low On The Foodchain 01:51
8. Taxidermy 01:53
9. Stormy Stormy Stormy 01:42
10. Long Funnel 02:21
11. Constantly Awesome 02:41
12. Show Me Your Gems 02:12
13. Ladies and Germs 02:27

daylily arboretum:

"Something special was going on in Minneapolis, Minnesota back in the late 90's. After years of grunge and indie/alternative ruling the local music landscape, some artists started turning towards electronic music and the conveniences of easy access to home recording equipment. Sukpatch (Slabco, Moshi Moshi, Sub Pop) planted their roots in town after getting their start in Southwestern USA, Kitty Craft (Kindercore, March) transitioned from lo-fi twee recordings to blissful beats and breaks, and Howard Hamilton III aka The Busy Signals was right in the middle of it all, working with the aforementioned artists and many others that I wish I had the time to shout out.

The music being made within this circle has never really been given a particular name or genre, but it's all incredibly unique and ahead of its time. Each artist had a unique take on the sound, but in general if someone picked up one of their records, one could expect to hear a tasteful blend of plunderphonics, breakbeats, loops, and a healthy splash of twee themes/sensibilities. Bands/artists like TV Girl, The Russian Futurists, and Fox Academy have brought similar sounds into the modern generation, albeit more coincidentally than Intentionally (as far as I'm aware).

First released in 2000, “Baby's First Beats” is just a wonderfully playful and witty album from front to back. Every track is built upon a looped sample taken from any number of sources (including a noteworthy series of chops from the song “Kites Are Fun” by The Free Design on track 9), with every lyric capable of being a one-liner from an old book of funny jokes to tell to your friends. As a Minnesota native it's nice to see that this album is not ashamed to be Midwestern, and though it sounds like something that could've been cooked up by someone with too much time on their hands at the 7th St Entry, it holds that special quality of being an album that transcends the time and place in which it was created. Taken from the Japanese release of the CD back in 2000, Howard stated this about “Baby's First Beats”:

“Last century's science fiction showed a future of people with brightly colored hair and shiny spacesuits. Predictors were only half-right, they turned out to be punk rockers, ravers, and new wavers. Hybridization is the future of music, the very best of the past meshed with technology and restraint.

The sampler is the ultimate instrument, it forces you to use your imagination unlike any other, talent is redefined. I have always loved pop music and knew as a child that someday I would make my own music that would sound exactly like these recordings. My music is every song I've ever loved mixed together. I have heard this sound in my head all along."

Artist: The Busy Signals

Label: daylily arboretum

This cassette was released in January 2024 by Minnesota pop artists The Busy Signals in a limited run of 1 copies by the Minnesota label daylily arboretum.

Contains 13 lo-fi bedroom pop tracks. Out of print.

*Please feel free to contact us as we will send you the digital sound source free of charge.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. /// Click here to see more daylily arboretum releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 21. 
Originally released in 2000. 

tracklist:

1. Headphoneworld 03:06
2. I'm So Slippery 02:10
3. Birds On High 02:19
4. Clogged Airways 03:03
5. Futon Hopper 03:05
6. 88's and 73's 01:39
7. Low On The Foodchain 01:51
8. Taxidermy 01:53
9. Stormy Stormy Stormy 01:42
10. Long Funnel 02:21
11. Constantly Awesome 02:41
12. Show Me Your Gems 02:12
13. Ladies and Germs 02:27

daylily arboretum:

"Something special was going on in Minneapolis, Minnesota back in the late 90's. After years of grunge and indie/alternative ruling the local music landscape, some artists started turning towards electronic music and the conveniences of easy access to home recording equipment. Sukpatch (Slabco, Moshi Moshi, Sub Pop) planted their roots in town after getting their start in Southwestern USA, Kitty Craft (Kindercore, March) transitioned from lo-fi twee recordings to blissful beats and breaks, and Howard Hamilton III aka The Busy Signals was right in the middle of it all, working with the aforementioned artists and many others that I wish I had the time to shout out.

The music being made within this circle has never really been given a particular name or genre, but it's all incredibly unique and ahead of its time. Each artist had a unique take on the sound, but in general if someone picked up one of their records, one could expect to hear a tasteful blend of plunderphonics, breakbeats, loops, and a healthy splash of twee themes/sensibilities. Bands/artists like TV Girl, The Russian Futurists, and Fox Academy have brought similar sounds into the modern generation, albeit more coincidentally than Intentionally (as far as I'm aware).

First released in 2000, “Baby's First Beats” is just a wonderfully playful and witty album from front to back. Every track is built upon a looped sample taken from any number of sources (including a noteworthy series of chops from the song “Kites Are Fun” by The Free Design on track 9), with every lyric capable of being a one-liner from an old book of funny jokes to tell to your friends. As a Minnesota native it's nice to see that this album is not ashamed to be Midwestern, and though it sounds like something that could've been cooked up by someone with too much time on their hands at the 7th St Entry, it holds that special quality of being an album that transcends the time and place in which it was created. Taken from the Japanese release of the CD back in 2000, Howard stated this about “Baby's First Beats”:

“Last century's science fiction showed a future of people with brightly colored hair and shiny spacesuits. Predictors were only half-right, they turned out to be punk rockers, ravers, and new wavers. Hybridization is the future of music, the very best of the past meshed with technology and restraint.

The sampler is the ultimate instrument, it forces you to use your imagination unlike any other, talent is redefined. I have always loved pop music and knew as a child that someday I would make my own music that would sound exactly like these recordings. My music is every song I've ever loved mixed together. I have heard this sound in my head all along."

Artist: The Busy Signals

Label: daylily arboretum