Jeff Carney ‎– Imperfect Space Journeys

Audiofile Tapes ‎– aT 64, Alternate Media Tapes ‎– ALMED133
Cassette, C60, Type II

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A1 Cloud #9 20:35
A2 Voyage Of The Filters 9:35
B1 Safety Hazard 12:45
B2 Toys 5:50
B3 Trip
Drums – Shannon Taylor (2)Recorded By – Marcus Buick


Sony UX Type II High Bias C60 cassette. Stereo. The catalog is given as "AT 64". The durations are taken from the inside cover. © 1988 by Audiofile Tapes. Licensed from <a href=>Galactus Tapes</a>.

<small>A1: recorded 2-28-88
A2: recorded 2-29-88
B1: recorded 3-2-88
B2: recorded 3-2-88
B3: recorded 7-10-87</small>

<u>The text on the inside cover is entirely capped and reads as follows</u>:
<small>All the music was recorded live at The Floating Studio, currently located in Lafayette, CA. No overdubs were employed, no tapes were used, and no post-mix was done: hence the sound is exactly what happened on the spot. There are, obviously, implications involved in any unpolished recording, therefore I ask those who listen to this tape for their empathy.
This music is dedicated to all the anti-MIDI musicians who are out there and striving to overcome the great obstacle ($$$). I would also like to dedicate this tape to the obvious influences apparent throughout.
Finally, a special thanks to Shannon Taylor for playing drums on "Trip" and to Marcus Buick for his recording of that session.
Equipment: synthesizers, organ, sequencer, effects.</small>


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March 19, 2019

If you are looking for a lost Vangelis or Jarre album, keep moving. This is electronic music which is often wildly experimental and always uncompromising at every turn. I dragged some tapes out of storage recently and this was in there. I had forgotten just how great it was. Some of it is kind of hypnotic and "relaxing" but then it will go full throttle assault and sound like the very best Klaus Schulze or Heldon. But in terms of the approach, I would say a lot of this has more in common with Van Der Graaf Generator than Far East Family Band, even if the latter were surely using more of the kind of equipment involved here. There is a lot of beauty, but also a lot of darkness and I think it makes it all the more interesting. Some of the sounds going on.....I have personally never heard anything like it. Like Del Dettmar on steroids! The fact that these were live in the studio recordings is almost a little hard to believe, but there are a few mistakes and technical glitches here and there, so I am not questioning the legitimacy of that. There are a couple of times when I feel the music is dragging a bit but for a first (?) effort this is great stuff. Fans of early Kraftwerk, Cluster, etc. will likely be pleased.