Yeast Culture ‎– IYS

Petri Supply ‎– none
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Released in an edition of approximately 500 copies on marbled gray vinyl and packaged in a screen-printed gatefold jacket. Both the inside and outside of the jacket, as well as the inside and outside of the inner bag were screen-printed (which means that all the copies are a little noisy due to contact with the printing). The gatefold sleeve also incorporated black and white contact sheets of the Madrona tree used in the recording of the album. One pocket of the gatefold includes leaves and/or branches from the tree used in the recording. The gatefold was closed by a circular sticker.

The original recordings were made over a three day period of the summer of 1989 at a rural location in Whidbey Island. Studio preparations were done at Incubator, and final mixdown achieved at Electric Eel recording studio. The second side was backwards out of phase version of the first side, meaning that theoretically if you played both sides at the same time, the sounds would cancel themselves out.

Aside from the 500 or so copies of the regular edition, there were about 60 which never had covers and remained in storage until June 2000 when Abo handmade completely different assemblage covers and labels for them. These copies also included new liner notes explaining the project. Each copy had a unique cover. Almost all of this "second edition" was sold through Anomalous Records.

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title  (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Yeast Culture IYS(LP, Album, Ltd, Gra) Petri Supply none US 2000 Sell This Version
IYSV3 Yeast Culture IYS(LP, Album, Ltd) Petri Supply IYSV3 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Yeast Culture IYS(LP, TP, 180) Petri Supply none US 2011 Sell This Version
005 Yeast Culture IYS(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Art Into Life 005 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
IYSV7 Yeast Culture IYS: Field Tapes(6xCass, Album, Ltd, C64 + Box + Boo) Petri Supply IYSV7 US 2014 Sell This Version