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January 1991

Paul in the Glassed-in Labs

Paul in the Glassed-in Labs

Release of New CD Imminent

With the imminent release on CD of their long-awaited work Music with Sound, the Tape-beatles find themselves in a luminous, transitory state. This is not to say that they are not elated, ecstatic, pained, or bored by the whole process; to the contrary — they are all of these and more. What’s more the Tape-beatles want everyone to know: we’re not in it for the money.

This strange set of affairs comes about from a strong belief that what is precious and meaningful in life, real life I mean, comes from what we know and understand the best. Landlocked in the breadbasket of America, the Tape-beatles nonetheless participate fully in the electronic media landscape that is life in these United States. We reflect our estranged culture in an altered form to make it weird and more honest.

All of this is not to say that the Tape-beatles are throwing in the towel. Indeed, we stand more firmly committed than ever to the vision which we have propagated over these last five years. Be that as it may, it behooves us to state, in some encapsulated form, our future plans (subject to change without notice):

  • More Tape-beatle performances; perhaps a tour.
  • Begging for money.
  • Making new audio art for our third opus, tentatively entitled The Riddle of the Sphinx.
  • I will brush and floss my teeth every day.
  • We are available for live on-air telephone interviews.
  • Videos set to Tape-beatle ‘music’ produced under the auspices of Linda Morgan Brown and Geoff Seelinger.
  • Printed material.
  • HyperCard-format Tape-beatle compositional tool, complete with Tape-beatle sounds, for the Macintosh computer.

As you can see, the Tape-beatles know what needs to be done. And they are the ones to do it.

This item first appeared in Retrofuturism no. 14.

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