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Kiss of Death 08:34/128k
A song inspired by a famous sculpture in Barcelona Spain. The sculpture is in the Poblenou cemetery, above the grave of Josep Llaudet Soler and the inscription reads: "His young heart is thus extinguished. The blood in his veins grows cold. And all strength has gone. Faith has been extolled by his fall into the arms of death. Credits: Loops from Ed Drury - Guest Artist, CYSTEM, and Cousin Silas, also a loop from my private found sound collection. Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 04 Mar 2014 01:27 PM. Plays: 5 -->please comment (2).
The Angel is the Devil 02:27/192k
Words spoken by Jeremy Gluck, plus location recordings by me (children in a dentist waiting room) Credits: Project-50; Tripod Sardine. Genre: A Fine How Do U Do. Created: 13 Feb 2014 02:29 PM. Plays: 11 -->please comment (2).
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter 03:54/128k
Our scientists have decided that the Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a storm of some sort. The truth is far stranger. It is a sentient life form, and it is getting annoyed by all the probes we keep sending out that way. This is its first none-to-polite message to Earth. Credits: Dave Fuglewicz Project-51. Genre: Alien Audio. Created: 26 Jan 2014 01:46 PM. Plays: 22 -->please comment (1).
Michael A Cosma
Plugging Into Space Forest 10:05/192k
You no longer sit before the viewbox. As your eyes close reaching out touching the purple mossy texture of the trees. Welcome your mind to Space Forest. Please remain seated. Credits: Michael A. Cosma, Project-51. Genre: Interdimensional. Created: 24 Jan 2014 10:31 PM. Plays: 27 -->please comment (2).
Burning The Hard City 04:32/192k
Alchemy synth and Guitar riffs from Musicradar with a heady dose of my lead guitar! Credits: SoLaRiS. Genre: Rock & a Hard Place. Created: 24 Jan 2014 03:22 PM. Plays: 24 -->please comment (1).
Slappey Street 04:55/192k
Come on down to Slappey Street my fellows germs and humanoids, there is sure to be some native sounds percolating from the pavement. This was made using only the source files from Project-51, Weird Noise Project. Credits: Project-51. Genre: Interdimensional. Created: 19 Jan 2014 09:56 PM. Plays: 28 -->please comment (2).
Ego Sum Machinam (Inclusive Mix w/ Mr. Candlewicks 03:57/320k
Credits: Am_I_Your_Machine.mp3 Jeremy Gluck, "Trippy Drone" David Fuglewicz. Genre: Electronic. Created: 17 Jan 2014 12:45 PM. Plays: 17 -->please comment (1).
Ego Sum Machinam (WIP version) 03:56/320k
Credits: myself, Jeremy Gluck (germination) - Am_I_your_machine.wav (can't remember what pack it's from). Genre: Electronic. Created: 08 Jan 2014 06:54 PM. Plays: 28 -->please comment (1).
Blood Red Moon of Neptune at Midnight 10:07/128k
I have listened to Dave's Moons of Neptune about a hundred times, loving it so much, and then I decided to blaspheme his work by forcing it to co-habitate with some of my horrid noise. I also added one of my favorite Blind Mime guitar loops and some other noise of my own. Credits: several bits of David Fuglewicz's Moons of Neptune, a Blind Mime guitar loop, some keyboard banging of my own, and a personal reading of my own bad poetry. Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 30 Dec 2013 09:29 PM. Plays: 32 -->please comment (2).
Michael A Cosma
Viper Strings Masterpiece 08:53/192k
Recorded two guitar tracks then downloaded several pieces from TapeGerm. Put it all together in Audacity adding effects here and there. Had old Pink Floyd in mind while recording the guitar parts. We emanate from elsewhere. Credits: Michael A. Cosma, Blind Mime, Dave Fuglewicz, Loopy Spiderz. Genre: Avant Garde. Created: 19 Dec 2013 11:54 PM. Plays: 41 -->please comment (1).
Battle Survivor 06:06/128k
A song created for the people I know who have battled cancer, who are battling cancer, and refuse to give up or let the 'monster' win. Keep fighting the good fight, for so much depends on you. Credits: several loops from Blind Mime's Project-48, one loop from my bass guitar dabblings. . Genre: Experimental. Created: 08 Dec 2013 01:09 PM. Plays: 45 -->please comment (1).
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank 08:33/128k
One of my previous mixes with the vocals by JSG removed, and then altered even more, combined with one of my favorite Blind Mime loops (and that is a long list), and some crazy loops from my private found sound collection. I chose the title for its play on words, but it has nothing to do with the 1985 movie of the same name. Credits: one Blind Mime loop, a previous mix of my own with the vocals removed and some found sounds from my private collection . Genre: Abstract Ambient. Created: 07 Dec 2013 11:00 PM. Plays: 45 -->please comment (1).
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 09:48 PM. Plays: 49 -->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 09:21 PM. Plays: 49 -->please comment (3).
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 02:17 PM. Plays: 51 -->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 01:01 PM. Plays: 54 -->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 11:42 PM. Plays: 63 -->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 09:32 PM. Plays: 62 -->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 05:07 PM. Plays: 66 -->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 02:47 PM. Plays: 82 -->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 06:07 PM. Plays: 83 -->please comment (3).
Taped Rugs offers its latest dose of collaborative efforts, out takes,soundtracks, and rarities. This one tastes good to those who love synthesizers, science fiction, and studio mixes. Features Dave Fuglewicz, Big City Orchestra, Darlington Pair, Michael LaGrega, Total E.T., Justynn Tyme, Brava Centauri, C. Goff III. Light the fire and escape the wintry cold -- click the pic below and celebrate the Caricature Masquerade.
Imagine a smoothy blended from acoustic bass, electronic bass, mooger fooger, analog synthesizers, digital synthesizers, vocoder, and electronic guitar. It's Basement Of Extra Power, ready to fry the fuses of your synapses. This aint no New Age; it's Topological Trance. Featured artists Allan McGinty, Michael LaGrega, and C. Goff III improv into lush zones where a compass doesn't work. Click the pic below to go.
First time back in quite awhile! I'll be loading more tracks in the coming weeks.
Hello Friends! Back in the Datawhore day many of you remixed tracks such as ROLL FOR YOU and WHEN I DIE. If any of you still have the original remix archives of those and others please let me know here. I appreciate your help! JSG/Datawhore
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.
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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...
Dare to dig in...Click The Pic Below And Go
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.
Kiss of Death
"Your compositions have been showing very good restraint in that you are giving the sounds that need to be heard enough space. Well done." -- David Fuglewicz (on 03/04/14 18:29:39)
The Angel is the Devil
"Children in a dentist waiting room -- awesome! Freaked David my cat out for a second. Jeremy sounds suitably demonic. " -- Blind Mime Ensemble (on 03/02/14 17:41:28)
The Angel is the Devil
"I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of the waiting room and the Gluck. Also the processing of Jeremy's vocals sounds quite appropriate. Well done and good to see you back." -- David Fuglewicz (on 02/17/14 20:08:44)
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter
"This is a ominous message indeed, we should take heed. Superb composition Zee, excellent use of the source files. Well done." -- David Fuglewicz (on 01/27/14 19:15:34)
"sounds like the bird watchers on a distant world are now devouring the little birdies they've been watching. Very crunchy and spooky tune. I love this piece, very cool. " -- Zebra Mann (on 01/19/14 21:14:32)
Ego Sum Machinam (Inclusive Mix w/ Mr. Candlewicks
"I appreciate your use of my part S.L. What I said for the WIP version, goes twice so for this version." -- David Fuglewicz (on 01/18/14 20:13:44)
Ego Sum Machinam (WIP version)
"I really like the beat you have going on. Jeremy's vocals sound detached and other-wordly which is very appropriate for the piece. The bass line ties it all together." -- David Fuglewicz (on 01/12/14 19:11:21)
Blood Red Moon of Neptune at Midnight
""Neptune At Midnight" is a wonderful blend of all the diverse elements you have gathered for this mix. Your poetry isn't bad, incomprehensible, maybe, but not bad. I like the way the keyboard sound veers off into a different mood around 6:00 and again at around 8:20. Well done Zee. Thanks for the compliment and use of "The Moons Of Neptune"." -- David Fuglewicz (on 01/02/14 05:50:16)
"Eight months is too long to wait for another Omnitechnomatrix composition, but if ever the cliche "it was worth the wait." applies to a mix it does to this one. "Straight" is a fantastic Omni-Magical-Mystery-Tour De Force. It's just about perfect in all aspects. Well done." -- David Fuglewicz (on 01/02/14 00:21:41)
Michael A Cosma
Viper Strings Masterpiece
"This is like a short story with detailed characters appearing throughout, directing the plot in tangential directions. You wonder where it's all going to end and it leaves you guessing." -- Blind Mime Ensemble (on 12/25/13 07:35:49)
Race With The Devil
3- Brava Centauri
4- Michael A Cosma
Viper Strings Masterpiece
7- Buzzsaw & The Shavings
So Sourly Supposing Supper of a Saccharine Sonata
8- Michael A Cosma
Plugging Into Space Forest
9- Zebra Mann
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter
10- Zebra Mann
Blood Red Moon of Neptune at Midnight
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