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Tape collaboration between Bass Clef and Ekoplekz on Magic & Dreams. Inc. download.
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I've reviewed too many records in one sitting to do a good job of this. I've got review fatigue and this is a challenging little tape release so if I don't do it justice then I apologise. 'Tapeswap' is a collaboration between Ekoplekz (Nick Edwards) and Bass Clef (Ralph Cumbers) that was produced in a very organic, old school way, ie; the lads traded tapes and produced the music independently of each other on four-track machines. Eko kicked things off with one channel of music with the tape then making it's way back and forth through the Royal Mail system until all the channels were all full. I totally dig this approach as it gives the artists the opportunity to express themselves in the independent fashion they are accustomed too as solo artist whilst taking advantage of the possible quirks and eccentricities that may occur from a collaboration. The result is two sides of astral tranquility that absorb all sorts of abstract musical concepts and sounds along the way. The closet comparison I can think off is the abstract layering of Astral Social Club's most recent material. Though comparatively less hyperactive in approach 'Tapeswap' shares a lot of the same hallmarks of Neil Campbell's work. Again, my concentration span is weak at the moment so I'll leave it at that.
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