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Playbackers (Silbert / Foam / Young): Playbackers Record [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Tripticks Tapes)

Recording to 4 track cassette, this unusual and experimental Boston-area trio of active sound artists--Stella Silbert, Arkm Foam and Neil 'Cloaca' Young--improvise over abstract territory using turntables, a no-input mixer, objects, an open reel tape machine, contact mics, and cassette players, emerging with equally tongue-in-cheek and serious aural interactions.
 

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Stella Silbert-turntable, mixer, objects

Arkm Foam-cassette players, mixer

Neil 'Cloaca' Young-open reel tape machine, EQ, contact mic, mixer, objects


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Label: Tripticks Tapes
Catalog ID: TTT 033
Squidco Product Code: 33222

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, July 13th, 2022, by Donald Warner Shaw III.

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Recording to 4 track cassette, this unusual and experimental Boston-area trio of active sound artists--Stella Silbert, Arkm Foam and Neil 'Cloaca' Young--improvise over abstract territory using turntables, a no-input mixer, objects, an open reel tape machine, contact mics, and cassette players, emerging with equally tongue-in-cheek and serious aural interactions.


Artist Biographies

"Stella Silbert is a Western Mass based electroacoustic improviser who plays turntable and no-input mixer. Stella formed the duo Beige with Liam Kramer-White, and currently plays solo as Sweetness the Point of Song, and in groups with Nat Baldwin, Neil Cloaca Young, and Adam Kohl."

-Stella Silbert Website (https://stellamorisilbert.com/)
4/10/2024

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"Adam Ryan Kohl McCarthy Foam, better known by his stage name ARKM Foam, has been an integral part of the Boston music scene for over a decade. Working with many different artists and musicians, he has produced many different recordings, performances, festivals, groups and experimentations in the past years. He has helped put out music for those associated with The Whitehaus, a house in Boston, MA, known by underground music patrons and purveyors across the country. Foam has worked with many different mediums, from "Harsh noise" outfits including Bang! Bros. featuring Mark Johnson from Hunnie Bunnies, to the more chilled out folk of Peace, Loving, and doing interesting one off performances with groups such as Libras of Sound (with Greg Beson), utilizing a full concert venue's sounds and light board, while doing a performance consisting of a ten minute sound check that morphs into a into a game of hide and seek, spanning the entire venue.In 2013, ARKM Foam released the bizarre and intense Lower Case Tape/ NoTape, a cassette consisting of two pieces of music, created only using two tape machines connected to contact microphones."

-Free Music Archives (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/ARKM_Foam/bio)
4/10/2024

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"Neil Young aka Neil 'Cloaca' Young (b. 1976) is an artist - a musician and filmmaker, mostly - based in Los Angeles (aka Gabrielino-Tongva territory).

An active improviser and collagist, Young's output takes many forms as experimental cinema, audio recordings, compositions and performances, utilizing a variety of tools and media.

A musician with no formal training but years of experience as a percussionist, noisemaker, and performer, Young's solo and collaboration projects include: Bromp Treb, Fat Worm of Error, Gloyd, Carbus, and Playbackers. As a filmmaker, Young has made many performance and collage films and videos of varying lengths, several shorts in collaboration with composer Jessica Pavone, and his most widely-seen work is the feature-length portrait film MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS (2018) made in collaboration as co-director with friend and longtime Graves student Jake Meginsky. Since the late 90's, Young has been programming screenings, performances and other hybrid experimental art events, often with a focus on building community with other artists that value enthusiastic, inquisitive and activated audiences.

Solo and in collaborations, Young has exhibited and performed at High Zero, ICA Boston, The Stone, EMPAC, Block Museum of Art, Rotterdam, NMAAHC, Ann Arbor Film Festival, SXSW, CPH:DOX, Anthology, National Sawdust, Kunstencentrum Belgie and Instants Chavirés as well as countless basements, bars, lofts, living rooms, closets and art spaces all around North America and Europe. Awards for filmmaking include the Best International Documentary Award at In-Edit Barcelona and Best Documentary Feature at Oak Cliff as well as the Independent Vision Jury Prize at the Sarasota Film Festival. He has been awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and has participated in residencies at Uncool in Switzerland, Signal Culture in upstate NY, CTRI Innovations, and Deplayer in The Netherlands. His audio recordings can be found in circulation on many labels such as Feeding Tube, Load, Ikuisuus, Artsy, Ecstatic Peace!, Ultraeczema and on his own imprints Carbus Tapes and Yeay! Plastics.

Originally from Western Massachusetts, he has lived between the Connecticut and Hudson River Valleys (aka Mohican, Nipmuc, Pocumtuc, and Wabanaki territories) most of his life. He has a Bachelors from Hampshire College and over 20 years experience circulating and training folks on media production equipment, A/V tech for live productions and installations, as well as film/video media library bookings, circulation and preservation."

-Neil 'Cloaca' Young Website (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jUWu0I__eDfnTCX7PbUIw960y6hcRiLS6bGbmXeEwQc/edit)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Over At Flappy's 09:27

2. Plenty of Potatoes On the Table 03:22

3. Stuffed Sheets 08:02

SIDE B



1. Diss Appointment 06:46

2. A Bigger Better Chromazone 14:10

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