Tape I

by FAVRTSM

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01:15
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08:05
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04:38
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01:36

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"...but we're more particularly concerned with his latest, Tape I, a gripping set of eleven piano improvisations delicately laid over a delicate bed of fuzz, occasionally thundering into moments of disconsolate hiss as Grafals' activity picks up. He claims that he is "not good at piano" and "not a good song writer", but evidentally he knows enough about A) pianos and B) songs to make eleven good instances of the latter by improvising on the former, so consider this your first lo-fi piano album of the year."

-- Dwight Pavlovic // Decoder

"Eight tracks of furious, desperate keys, each improvised and recorded in a single track. The entire tape feels distant, ghostly, almost victorian and antique, and yet discordant and chaotic. It's sad, and even heartbreaking at times. I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of the ancillary sound of starting and stopping recording, approaching the bench, etc. There is no processing to speak of, and zero electronics. The only real common threads tethering this to the tape scene are genuine heartfelt emotion, and the minimalist approach to presentation. But, I think, that is more than enough."

-- Brian Leppard // Guide Me Little Tape

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released May 25, 2012

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