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tape20th Century Tape

Performance Announcement! ... David will be performing eight pieces from 20th Century Tape, his latest album, at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Canessa Gallery in San Francisco. He will also premiere a new series of visuals developed specifically for these works. More details can be obtained from the Canessa Facebook page.

This body of exotic electronics emerged from reel-to-reel tapes originally recorded at a state-of-the-art Moog synthesizer studio in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1976 to 1980. Some of the material is used without modification. However, in many cases, sounds and phrases are used as a starting point for manipulation. 

Silence is strategically used along with an historic palette of sonic textures. Please turn it up! This material has not been audio-compressed.


Photo by Joyce.

For SoundCloud, this album has been rendered with the highest-resolution MP3 data compression. But it was originally recorded on high-quality 30 ips analog tape, and then in 24-bit audio; it sounds tremendous as a WAV or AIFF or on a CD. If you have a good hi-fi playback system and would like to experience this album fully, please contact me!

Release date: 2016