Various ‎– Hello We're Already Dead

Already Dead ‎– AD016
Cassette, Compilation, Limited Edition, C60

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AD016 Various Hello We're Already Dead(11xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Already Dead AD016 US 2011


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January 22, 2012
“Hello, We’re Already Dead.” If you’re wanting to get an album noticed, give it a name like this – wrap it up in a beautifully packaged sleeve and let the internets do the rest…
With 21 releases under its belt, ADT specialize in “runs in small editions” brought to the surface world by Joshua Tabbia and Sean Hartman from Chicago, Il. Expect to find hours and hours (or reels to reels) of experimental noise, folk, psych, lo-fi, freeform, & pop flavoured ditties.
Tape #16 is their first-ever compilation. Released as an edition of sixty c60 cassettes, these good folks are also offering up this stunning release as a free download, and as the colder climes start to close in around the UK, this mix of breezy West-Coast surf, scuzz-laden dirge, hypnagogic pop - to the delicate Eno-esque water laden sounds of album closer “Lean” by Ormus this is just what the doctor ordered to keep the winter blues at bay.
Cough Cool appears on this compilation and those who dig his scuzzy vibes can pre-order his next release, a split cassette with Johnny Hawaii, due Jan 2012 on France’s Hands In The Dark Records here.
This label ticks all the boxes for me. Great sounds, great aesthetics, old-world analog cassettes with a nod to the digital superhighway. Fear not, late arrivers & lovers of the non-format, samples of every issue can also be streamed at the labels Bandcamp page. Psychical editions are very, very limited. If you want them, part with your earth tokens now!

By Marc Roberts
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