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Ghosts of Decaying Swamp 07:59/128k
Decaying Machine asked for a collaboration using some of his works, and I obliged. Hopefully this spooky bit of sound will meet with his expectations, because I had a lot of fun putting it together. Credits: several loops by Decaying Machine, a vocal track from Buzzsaw & The Shavings, and some loops from my found sound folder. Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 30 Nov 2013 08:48 PM. Plays: 9 -->please comment (1).
A song for truth. I added sounds from Weird Sound Machine VST to Jeremy Gluck's haunting vocals. Project-50. Credits: Project-50, David Fuglewicz. Genre: Interdimensional. Created: 25 Nov 2013 08:21 PM. Plays: 5 -->please comment (2).
The Traveler & the Station Master 08:27/128k
A once-in-a-lifetime meeting, on a desolated platform late at night, and only the listener knows where the geographical location might be. This is one to let your imagination come out and play. Enjoy. Best listened to with your eyes closed. Credits: one loop by Blind Mime, one loop of a friend doodling on bass guitar, several bits of sound from my loop folder, including found sounds. . Genre: Alien Audio. Created: 19 Nov 2013 01:17 PM. Plays: 9 -->please comment (1).
Dawn Song 02:45/192k
A song for dawn. I added Adonis1 and Kaman VST's to Jeremy Gluck's wonderful vocals.Project-50. Credits: Project-50, David Fuglewicz. Genre: Interdimensional. Created: 17 Nov 2013 12:01 PM. Plays: 10 -->please comment (2).
Michael A Cosma
Therefore I Leave Them Rotting In The Sun 06:05/192k
It has a keyboard piece I spontaneously crafted, weird duck noises, modulated guitar piece, beats and bass sculpted in LMMS, all spun around Jeremy Gluck's vocal parts for Project-50. This is sewn together in Audacity within Puppy Linux Studio Version 4. Credits: Project-50, Michael A Cosma, Jeremy Gluck, Dave Fuglewicz, Grunt. Genre: A Fine How Do U Do. Created: 26 Oct 2013 10:42 PM. Plays: 19 -->please comment (1).
Dream at Dawn 04:09/128k
A collaboration using Jeremy Gluck's Project-50 spoken word loop, part of my Unknown Ocean symphonic piece, and various percussion loops that have languished too long on my computer hard drive. Credits: . Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 21 Oct 2013 08:32 PM. Plays: 23 -->please comment (2).
One Sollution - mellow version 04:32/304k
One of my best friends had a song..I used two sounds from that song, made this mellow piece..Made a breakbeat version to..but with no tapegerm sample, so I cant post it here.. Credits: Hebephrenic. Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 18 Oct 2013 04:07 PM. Plays: 22 -->please comment (1).
12th Planet Of The Annunaki 05:34/320k
Using the fantastic "Atmosphere" plugin from Spectrasonics. Credits: Blind Mime Sources. Genre: Space Rock. Created: 01 Oct 2013 01:47 PM. Plays: 36 -->please comment (1).
Club Mozambique 05:19/192k
Let us go to the Club Mozambique. There's always something interesting going on. I used Michael A Cosma field recordings from the Canfield Fair along with sounds from the Radium VST. Credits: Michael A Cosma source files. Genre: Interdimensional. Created: 19 Sep 2013 05:07 PM. Plays: 45 -->please comment (3).
Michael A Cosma
Vintage Sunburst K 03:19/256k
Recorded the vintage k sunburst bass, and then 2 guitar trax. Downloaded tg loops built a structure using blind mime and hannah, then used SoLaRiS for the solos. You will be astounded and amazed. Credits: Michael A Cosma, Hannah Galli, Blind Mime Sources, SoLaRiS. Genre: Avant Garde. Created: 18 Sep 2013 10:25 PM. Plays: 40 -->please comment (0).
Michael A Cosma
The Purple Owl Wallowing 04:57/256k
Used some of my Fair field recordings blended with a rich palette of other items - churned and mutilated in LMMS and Audacity for Germic pleasures. Credits: Michael A Cosma, Dave Fuglewicz, Blind Mime Sources, Loopy Spiderz. Genre: Bloody Hell. Created: 15 Sep 2013 10:37 PM. Plays: 43 -->please comment (1).
Meteorological Blitzkrieg 07:48/128k
I like thunderstorms, but sometimes the weatherman seems to be a bit of a drama queen and we just don't get the weather we were warned about. This piece reflects that, at least to me. You might hear something different. It is an mandatory ear goggle piece. Credits: Blind Mime's Project-48, portions of my mix It Rained All Night, and various natural recordings, mangled beyond all recognition. Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 08 Sep 2013 09:00 AM. Plays: 51 -->please comment (2).
All My Love (KC mix 2) 03:21/256k
Project-48 Credits: song & stems by Bryan Baker, additional music by Ken Clinger. Genre: Pop. Created: 08 Sep 2013 06:47 AM. Plays: 47 -->please comment (2).
All My Love (KC mix 1) 03:21/256k
Project-48 Credits: song & stems by Blind Mime, additional music by Ken Clinger. Genre: Pop. Created: 08 Sep 2013 06:41 AM. Plays: 43 -->please comment (1).
Love Tide 03:15/192k
I really like Bryan Baker's piano playing and decided to highlight it from Project-48. I used (and processed) the piano and bass stems, and added some tracks using the Radium VST. It's a Love Tide people. Credits: Project-48, David Fuglewicz. Genre: Chill Out. Created: 04 Sep 2013 08:53 AM. Plays: 48 -->please comment (2).
Open Sezah Me 03:30/192k
I chopped up the source file from Brian Staker into sections and then processed some of those sections. I added a bit of Adonis1 VST and there you have it. Thanks for the source music Brian. Credits: Project-49, David Fuglewicz. Genre: Interdimensional. Created: 31 Aug 2013 07:59 PM. Plays: 43 -->please comment (3).
Michael A Cosma
The 409 Virus Fighters 07:01/192k
From the inner mind enter the dwelling. Bathroom Corner. Rows of computers. Monitors. CPU's. Turn the key slowly, listen to the whispers. Flash of the ghost boy. Watch him go by. Credits: Michael A. Cosma, Dave Fuglex, David Fuglewicz, Buzzsaw, Richard Wad. Genre: Ambient. Created: 26 Aug 2013 08:48 PM. Plays: 47 -->please comment (1).
Romantic Love Song for Tyrannosaurus Rex 05:47/128k
Although they died out 65 million years ago, surely the dominant life form on earth back then had music to put them in the mood. If they did, perhaps it sounded something like this. The lyrics are explicit only if you speak dinosaur. Credits: Blind Mime Project-48. Genre: Alien Audio. Created: 20 Aug 2013 11:31 PM. Plays: 60 -->please comment (2).
Michael A Cosma
Sitting Behind The Basket Weavers 05:00/192k
Used Audacity and LMMS , tons of layers, started off with the guitar from Project-49 then I ended up needed certain parts from Project-48 to juice up certain points - once I got behind the basket weavers all points were certainly not real anymore. Credits: Project-48, Blind Mime Ensemble, Michael A. Cosma, Project-49. Genre: Leftfield. Created: 19 Aug 2013 10:58 PM. Plays: 60 -->please comment (2).
Michael A Cosma
Beneath the Banyards 05:11/192k
Used a field recording and stretched it making a very spacey sound. Then layered this with heavily modified electric piano and guitar solo pieces from the project-48. Credits: Project-48, Blind Mime Ensemble, Michael A Cosma. Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 15 Aug 2013 09:27 PM. Plays: 59 -->please comment (1).
Sweet Suffering - Go to Hell Remix 2013 04:48/307k
This is my Remix 2013 of my old Remix 2010 of my old original Sweet Suffering from 2009 haha.. so this is the last time for this Hellraiser theme version. Credits: Mental Anguish & Zebra Mann. Genre: Drum N Bass. Created: 15 Aug 2013 03:18 AM. Plays: 60 -->please comment (1).
Michael A Cosma
The Trouble With Sand Treble 06:50/256k
Took several project-48 files and modified them in Audacity. Made some field recordings tonight and modified those as well then blended all together into a mix of madness.The song picture is also from the spot of the field recordings tonight. Credits: Michael A. Cosma, Blind Mime, Project-48. Genre: Dark Ambient. Created: 14 Aug 2013 08:48 PM. Plays: 48 -->please comment (1).
Descent into Madness 10:38/128k
using a favorite bass loop from Bryan Baker that I modified a couple years ago, and several sound scraps, bits and pieces from previous finished works, I made my first song of 2013. If you can understand what the voices are saying, you are crazier than I. Credits: Bryan Baker, and various sound bits taken from previous ZM finished works. Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 11 Aug 2013 08:37 PM. Plays: 50 -->please comment (1).
Michael A Cosma
Puxo Full On Tiner 07:55/256k
Tonight the experiment is hook up the amp to the pc with no effect pedals and let er' rip. Record 3 guitar tracks. Now go to TapeGerm and select some material. Take said material and combine using Audacity into an otherworldly artform adding effects as needed. Mission complete. Credits: Michael A. Cosma, Dave Fuglex, Blind Mime. Genre: Musical Mayhem. Created: 05 Aug 2013 10:24 PM. Plays: 62 -->please comment (1).
Lest you forget me, a modest update is called for. In the near future, mixes originating @ TG and for some years available as Recollage 1 & 2 will be re-released by Myhandthanx, a splendid French netlabel. In addition, there will be an EP on UK netlabel Noise Research - "Noise In The Head" - that includes TG remixes, too. More news on both as and when and why not?
For The Bravest Sonic Adventurers...
Previously Unreleased WEIRD 1988 Disism
Now Available On Cassette
Frippertronics, Plunderphonics, Homemade Instruments, Mouth Noises, Electro-Acoustic, Non Genre, Avant Garde
Dadaist Artwork by Justin Jackley
This one stretches the mind and ears like nothing else. Hear it, read about it, get it.
Click the pic and go...
Greetings Tapegerman Comrades!
Need to file down some of those rough edges in your life? I invite you to try FILES FOR SMOOTHER LOUVER LOVERS: a refreshing blend of synthetic atmosphere with a splash of electronic wash. Not cost, no spam, no crap. Click The Pic And Go, Right here:
Keep up the good work one and all! CIII
This One's Definitely Not For Your Common Blues Fan. Perhaps one definition of electro-acoustic? Or maybe a brief treatise on how to explore the boundaries of sonic possibility? Click the pic, Brave Travelers, and find your own answer...
And keep those germs coming, Comrades!
Hello Tapegerm Artist new and old, glad to be back..looking forward to working together!
Suckling Infants Network
Join me this Monday 18 February @ 9pm EST for a Google+ hangout. I'll be in the studio creating something new and you can watch or even join in if you want. Send me some sounds to use or if you're in your studio making something, I'll be happy to make something on the spot for you.
If you can't make it Monday, join me on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday as well. 9pm EST.
Circle me HERE
Just Posted, featuring...
Fiver's Stereo, Freaks With People Behind Them, Activity Universal, Hal McGee, Luxurious Dagger, M. Ferguson, Otolathe, Aaron Zarzutzki/Joshua Manchester,Tea Man With Tea Gum, Michael J. Bowman, Kei Yokota, Flutwacht, Nova-Sak, Rat Face, More...
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Here's the first installment of a new video show I'm doing for UtahLocal.tv. We'll see how it goes. I'm definitely fumbling with the ropes, but I'm nothing if not curious.
If you'd like to help me kill the cat, I encourage you to post a response video on youtube where you use one of the sounds I talk about in this week's show. The toy xylophone and toy sax and both available as source files in the Free Loop Pack 16 project listed in the left sidebar.
Acren Wacren Waney Vo?
The music supplies the mystery.
The author's notes supply the revelation.
Click the pic to receive the experience.
(WARNING: This post contains melodies, choral harmonies, and ideas which could cause damage to a listener's equilibrium.)
Yes, the final release from the new DISISM trilogy. This is the electronic one, but once again, it's not what you think.
Take a puff if you dare, click the pic...
And for you lovers of scrapes, bangs, shakes, rattles, and rolls, the second new Disism album is under this pictorial curtain:
I have lost the ability to stream on my linux pc with the new changes to the html5. Due to this development I have created an alternate streaming site of my best Tapegerm material. Please visit this link if you are unable to stream my material and would like to.
Mudball Tapegerm Stream
We've programmed HTML5 Audio into your song pages, so you can access the audio from most devices now. This audio is not currently supported in the system Tapegerm uses to count plays. Let us know if you see any bugginess in the output.
As it is, we will probably eventually move everything toward HTML5 and figure out a different way to track trending songs. We're not concerned much with charts and rankings, obviously, but it's useful to know what is being explored by our strange group of artists at any given time.
Hello Germs! I just uploaded 10 short one-shots to Project-37 Free Loop Pack 16. These are the first loops that I have uploaded to the Tapegerm site in several years. On October 5, 2012 I recorded a 20 minute free form improvisation for four Korg Monotron analog synthesizers - two Monotrons, one Monotron Duo, one Monotron Delay. I then chopped it up into 245 one-shots. I have uploaded these 10 for your mixing and remixing pleasure. If you like these, I can create a separate Tapegerm project and upload all 245 one-shots and the entire 20 minute track for you to use. The 20 minute track is available in WAV file format at my Soundcloud page right now.
These Artists Featured:
Andrew Szava-Kovats, Jorg Thomasius, Comando Bruno, Hideg Roncs,Mental Anguish, Hal McGee & Dave Prescott, Alien Planetscapes, Etat Des Stocks, M. Nomized
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We are considering putting together a regular podcast of Tapegerm music and discussion. You can help by sending a link to an mp3 of you talking about making a composition or something about Tapegerm collaboration in general -- or really whatever you might want to spout off about. Send the links to the Contact form at the top of Tapegerm.com.
Please do contribute!
It is now possible to access past projects via the Projects button at the top of the site.
There are some very old calendar events which are currently showing as well. That should be fixed at some point.
For now, old project source files are still accessible. Feel free to continue using them for new compositions. Just be aware that old projects may already be archived as albums on archive.org and elsewhere.
It's been a while since we've had a big Free Loop Pack to play with, so let's put one together and everyone's welcome to join.
We'll put them all together and make the pack live on October 1, so you have until then to create your loops. As many as you want, but let's say 10 loops minimum.
A loop is any kind of audio source. It doesn't have to actually loop or be musical. It can be a spoken phrase, an industrial clang, ambient noise, a strummed guitar, a violin melody, a cat's meow, etc.
Once you have your gaggle of loops, put them somewhere we can access (don't email them) and let us know via the Contact link at the top of this page.
If you have any questions, ask them here -- and happy looping!
Ghosts of Decaying Swamp
"Burbling and bubbling up from the ooze of the decaying swamp, the sounds melt into my ears, taking them (and the rest of me) away to a primordial soup of sonic delight. Well done Zee." -- David Fuglewicz (on 12/02/13 17:44:22)
"Mudsinging? Whatever it is, it's good. The Voice of the Void and The Voice of the VST team up once again to bring you a hit single from Alpha Centauri." -- Jeremy Gluck (on 11/26/13 01:49:16)
The Traveler & the Station Master
"This is a very subtle composition Zee, deceptively simple, it drew me into another world of audio delight. Well produced, composition and execution, this has got to be one of your best. Well done." -- David Fuglewicz (on 11/19/13 18:00:53)
"It's always a good feeling to have a new mix of my spoken word from The Dave. This is...beautiful. The watery, wave beds of sound are just right." -- Jeremy Gluck (on 11/17/13 12:52:25)
Michael A Cosma
Therefore I Leave Them Rotting In The Sun
"Your mix is fantastic, the sounds fit in perfectly with Jeremy's vocals. The mix is superb. Well done." -- David Fuglewicz (on 10/28/13 18:50:00)
Dream at Dawn
"This genuinely surprised me, which is hard to do. From presumed romance to a mournful "nomance" this recasts my sentiments in dark soapstone. I love it. " -- Jeremy Gluck (on 10/22/13 00:03:53)
12th Planet Of The Annunaki
"It's very interesting to hear Bryan's sources given the Solaris treatment. The composition is a success at many levels: the sound, the production and the composition are all darn near perfect. Well done indeed Solaris. I am glad you have a new piece here at Tapegerm, it has been far too long." -- David Fuglewicz (on 10/03/13 01:14:21)
"I can see the traffic streaming by in the street as I enter the club, where I am greeted by the sounds of an exotic rock band playing on a recessed stage. I am led to a table in a dark corner. In seconds, a young woman sits at my table. A man (the waiter? the owner?) appears and asks for our drink orders. The uninvited guest orders something in a language I don't understand. I order a Coke. The guest, who is now sitting next to me, asks me my name in English. I reply, then sit silent. The drinks arrive. The server asks me for a rather large amount. I say, for a Coke? He indicates the other person, suggesting I should pay for that one also. I hesitate, then give him a paper note large enough to cover both drinks. The music is loud and hypnotic. After a few sips of the Coke, I realize it has been adulterated, probably with Everclear since there is no taste, but I am feeling the effects of alcohol. The woman next to me is asking me if I would like to go upstairs. I don't answer. I get up to leave. Several men who have been loitering in the dark near the kitchen door move toward me. The man who brought me to the table appears and begins telling me I can pay tomorrow. I don't understand. I tell him I need to leave. I force my way through the crowd toward the door, with the owner and the others following me, urging me to stay. I have 20 beautiful girls, he says. You can pay tomorrow. I emerge onto the street and walk back towards my hotel." -- Axel Mundi (on 09/21/13 19:34:51)
"Wow! Awesome use of those field recordings. That is a rockin synth pattern - I was head bangin' listenin to this one - but at the same time it has high weirdness to it. Great Track - I love this. I was having visions of the Star Wars cantina while listening." -- Michael A Cosma (on 09/19/13 19:43:31)
All My Love (KC mix 2)
"It's a real honor to have Ken remix this track with his beautiful synth orchestration master work. I can never say enough about his unique touch. It's a wonder." -- Blind Mime Ensemble (on 09/12/13 07:06:48)
"This is a finely detailed mix Zee; closing my eyes, I could "see" the thunderstorm. There has been an abundance or storms in my part of the world and your mix rivals them all. Well done!" -- David Fuglewicz (on 09/08/13 10:34:57)
All My Love (KC mix 2)
"Do my eyes deceive me? No, they do not. A second remix of "All My Love" by Ken Clinger does indeed grace the fair pages of Tapegerm. This version is just as compelling a listen as the first remix. Well done indeed!" -- David Fuglewicz (on 09/08/13 08:15:56)
3- Michael A Cosma
Puxo Full On Tiner
4- Michael A Cosma
Sitting Behind The Basket Weavers
5- Zebra Mann
6- Zebra Mann
Romantic Love Song for Tyrannosaurus Rex
7- Michael A Cosma
The 409 Virus Fighters
8- David Fuglewicz
Open Sezah Me
9- David Fuglewicz
10- Michael A Cosma
The Purple Owl Wallowing
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