Jason Zeh

Profile:
Cassette composer and Xerox artist Jason Zeh from Bowling Green Ohio, has spent the better part of the last decade and a half forging a unique sonic vocabulary that seeks to uncover the inherent flaws in cassette tapes and to devise processes that bring those flaws into sharp focus. Zeh forces the listener to focus on the hidden traits and materiality of cassette tape: scratches on the surface, the clicking of the machinery, the magnetic fields of the motors, layering of tape hiss, and the physical manipulation of magnetic granules on the surface of the tape all become key compositional elements instead of obstacles to be overcome in the interest of producing an unblemished recording. Zeh’s work has been variously described as “noise plus,” by Frans de Waard, and as “brutally precise non-music” by Khristopher Rienshagen, accurately addressing his tireless search for an extended technique cassette music that is often difficult to pin down.
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Albums

LM 11, SB 03 Jason Zeh - Sword Heaven / Jason Zeh And David Reed album art Sword Heaven / Jason Zeh And David Reed Sword Heaven / Jason Zeh And David Reed - Sword Heaven / Jason Zeh And David Reed(Cass, C40) Little Miracles, Sick Bliss LM 11, SB 03 US 2007 Sell This Version
C.I.P. CD 22 Jason Zeh - Heraclitus album art Jason Zeh Heraclitus (Album) Crippled Intellect Productions C.I.P. CD 22 US 2008 Sell This Version
TAR018 Jason Zeh - David Reed And Jason Zeh / Teeth Collection album art David Reed And Jason Zeh / Teeth Collection David Reed And Jason Zeh / Teeth Collection - David Reed And Jason Zeh / Teeth Collection(Cass, Ltd, C32) Teen Action Records TAR018 US 2009 Sell This Version
kp 3036 Jason Zeh - Dots album art Jason Zeh & Ben Gwilliam Jason Zeh & Ben Gwilliam - Dots(CD, Album) Korm Plastics kp 3036 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
RSM014 Jason Zeh & Explosive Improvised Device Jason Zeh & Explosive Improvised Device - Live At WHUS(CDr, Album) RSM RSM014 US 2010 Sell This Version
HB-042 Jason Zeh - Polarity album art Jason Zeh Polarity(Cass, Album, Ltd, C50) Handmade Birds HB-042 US 2012 Sell This Version
CH-263 Jason Zeh - Jitters album art Jason Zeh Jitters(Cass, Ltd, C32) Chondritic Sound CH-263 US 2012 Sell This Version
CIP24 Jason Zeh - A Vacant Lot To Be In album art Jason Zeh A Vacant Lot To Be In Crippled Intellect Productions CIP24 US 2013 Sell This Version
bp217 Jason Zeh - A Series Of Objects album art Jason Zeh A Series Of Objects(Cass) Banned Production bp217 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LOOK020 Jason Zeh - Dodder / Like Trees... album art Leslie Keffer / Jason Zeh Leslie Keffer / Jason Zeh - Dodder / Like Trees...(7", Ltd, Num) Eye Wish Arts LOOK020 US 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

NA, 0017 Jason Zeh - Talk To Your Kid album art Jason Zeh Talk To Your Kid(Cass, Ltd, Num) Eye Wish Arts, Look (4) NA, 0017 US 2005 Sell This Version
Look 19 Jason Zeh - Split album art Mike Shiflet / Jason Zeh Mike Shiflet / Jason Zeh - Split(Cass, Ltd, Num, C21) Eye Wish Arts Look 19 US 2005 Sell This Version
Look 16 Jason Zeh - To Be Small In A Small Place album art Jason Zeh To Be Small In A Small Place(Cass, Ltd, C22) Eye Wish Arts Look 16 US 2005 Sell This Version
GB88 Jason Zeh - Śārira album art Jason Zeh Śārira(CDr, Ltd) Gameboy Records GB88 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
ESR035 Jason Zeh - Home album art Jason Zeh Home(Cass, Ltd, Num) Epicene Sound Replica ESR035 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Jason Zeh - A Lesson In Tension album art Failing Lights + Jason Zeh Failing Lights + Jason Zeh - A Lesson In Tension(Cass) Gods Of Tundra none US 2009 Sell This Version
NE67 Jason Zeh - A Mute Eating Honey / Adaptation album art Jason Zeh A Mute Eating Honey / Adaptation(Cass, Ltd, C30) Nurse Etiquette NE67 US 2009 Sell This Version
037, FACT 005, LOOK024 Jason Zeh - Untitled album art Jason Zeh / Explosive Improvised Device / Nicholas Ceparski / Teeth Collection Jason Zeh / Explosive Improvised Device / Nicholas Ceparski / Teeth Collection - Untitled(2xCass) Community College, Factotum Tapes, Eye Wish Arts 037, FACT 005, LOOK024 US 2009 Sell This Version
fact075 Jason Zeh - "Split" album art Jason Zeh, Developer (2) Jason Zeh, Developer (2) - "Split"(Cass) Factotum Tapes fact075 US 2013 Sell This Version