New William Hooker Trio Cassette

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  1. William Hooker (drums)
    Ava Mendoza (guitar)
    Damon Smith (double bass)

    Recorded March 13th, 2017 at NYU
    Recorded & Mixed by Aggie Tai
    Mastered by Weasel Walter

     
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  2. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Cassette? If that was clickbait, you got me.

    Listening now.

    EDIT: Wow, that is some rich texture, Damon. Thanks for sharing it. I'm going to wait for it to be available on 8 Track before I purchase, though. :)
     
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  3. Carl voice (Aqua Teen Hunger Force):

    "Where's the keyboards and the tambourine and the guitar
    And you know, I mean, the stuff that like white people like

    Somethin' bad ass, like, uhh, I don't know
    Like uh, REO Speedwagon or somethin'
    Hell yeah"

    Just kidding. Cool stuff, man.
     
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  4. Tapes seem to be thing people want. The USB sticks didn't take, but tapes with a DL code did. They are nice little objects. This was a short session but a nice recording so a tape is good format for that. This is on another label, so far I have only done one tape only release on my label and it sold out. I have done three tape reissues of CDs and they have done well. You can get a nice looking product in editions as low as 50, so they are great for keeping a release going. I am on my third tape pressing of my duo with the great Peter Kowald:
     
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  5. At least two local record shops are stocking tapes again...indie of course.
     
  6. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Wow, I had no idea. I knew that certain audiophiles were into reel-to-reel. I didn't know cassettes had made a comeback. What's old is new again!
     
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  7. I think the bottom line is just that they are easy to make and they just a nicer object than CDRs. I do have a tape player and tape walkman for for these new releases.
    It is also a bit of ___ you to the corporate side of music, just letting them know they can't take formats away from us.
    CDs are doing better than they have since the ipod came into focus, though. Vinyl is great but so expensive to make and hard to carry around.

    They do look great, and they are fun to make. The tape in the OP is run by an Austin label and I think they do it all in house. I use these guys and it is nice to pick the tape color and all that, I get them shrink-wrapped and they look great:
    Cryptic Carousel
     
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  8. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    This is pretty great, Damon.

    I like how it's mixed, too. I love power trios.
     
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