Starfoods Chips, Serenata candybars, Tornado laundy detergent and Polish Polonez 1.5 car – first brands and first commercials that haunt my meoeries of late 80s and early 90s in Poland, glued to a screen of OTAKE TV set. The first whiff of imperialism, sudden flurry of colors and sounds and…Luksus! (Luxury). And out of nowhere, there is an ASSORTMENT of GOODS everywhere. For you, ladies and gentlemen, samples of memories cut out of memories – rhythmical tunes constructed of nothing else but beats, riffs, stabs and exclamations cut out from Polish tv commercials from transformational period – the sounds of Luksus.
From 1979 to 1983, the Australian Terse Tapes label made cassette compilations. These are in danger of becoming “classics”, a complete betrayal of the energy that made them. There is no better antidote to cloying nostalgia than the corpse getting up and refusing the funeral.
So instead say that from 1979 to 2015, Terse Tapes made compilations, and here is more of the same. You could put it on a cassette if that matters.
I invited a few people I know, and they invited a few people they know, and music started to arrive in my inbox. I refused to listen to any of it until April Fools day. No one curated anything, although some people were nice enough to chase up their friends.
Having heard this music over the last 24 hours I can divide it into some useful ‘sides’, but keep in mind you are able to arrange it however you like in this non-linear wonderland in which we are trapped.
Side A: people who have doubts about music.
Side B: people who do not fear a pretty tune.
Side C: people that make graphs and grids.
Side D: people who could plausibly perform in a public ale house
Side T: time lords
Although supplied for no payment, there are specific rights attached to the recordings, which remain the property of the artists. Do not sell this music for a profit, do not use this music for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to, placement alongside advertisements or behind paywalls.
released 01 April 2015
Organised by Tom Ellard at Terse Tapes, Sydney, Australia. Contents made in the USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, Australia and other parts of the universe that man may visit from time to time. May contain nuts.
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