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Kateboard :: That's Not A Helicopter (OSR Tapes) CASSETTE

$7.50 CAD
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Kateboard :: That's Not A Helicopter (OSR Tapes) CASSETTE

$7.50 CAD
From the OSR Tapes Website:
Katie McShane & Jesse Heasly , Boston MA . what a strange tape ! I lack words (except
"unmistakeable" , "alien methodology" , "great" , "the true recording air") . Katie :
" The first recording we did was Oh Bury Me Not, and it was our first time playing together
like that. Jesse accidentally cut off a part  of his thumb on New Years Eve, so he was really
tired and we were spending a lot of time sitting down.  Right after recording the song into a
handheld tape machine, we recorded a bunch of chords.  Later that night, Jesse put the tape onto
the computer and collaged the chords onto our song.  This is an exact description of what happened.
We decided to call it Kateboard and make this process our model - to only do one take and to be pretty
free and quick with decision making; To simply record it all into our handheld tape player, and to add
a layer or joke after the fact if we wanted to. We could maybe capture a certain sort of excitement or
freshness this way. We saw a short video documentary about Keith Haring.  He said that he didn't pre-
plan too much or overthink because then his art could be as consistent as he was. We both like that
idea a lot. The mistakes are important to us, they let the music have roughness and warmth. That's
Not a Helicopter started as a way for us to pass the time in the winter. We're struggling a little
bit to write about it because it felt like a very natural way for us to relate to eachother... We
don't think it addresses goals that we have as much as it is just a consequence of our spending
time together. In his memoir Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut complains about his contemporaries saying
that many of them "cannot be funny even when it is time to be funny." This is a feeling that we
can relate to about some of our own contemporaries. The tape should sometimes be funny. "
37 minutes , art by Kateboard w/ partial design by Christina Schneider
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