Fossils - TV Magic H20



Fossils is the work of David Payne. You know that already. You know that he runs the impeccable Middle James Co label. You also know that he sells his wares on Discogs.

You might not know that he has a great Bandcamp page and that he's also a very nice person. You do now.

This is another quality (C30) tape from Beartown Records.

"Immerse yourself in a murky world of creaking vocal chords, scraping tape loops, eerie moaning and nauseating drones. Listen with wonder as rhythmic thumps and bumps dance clumsily around the whistling whines of a detuned radio. Marvel at the snap, crackle and pop of chewed up cassette decks and the clanging tap dance of a junkyard drumkit.

Just be generally floored by a composition so beautifully futile it'd make you cry, if only you could drag yourself out of your own crippling apathy."

Beartown have a new batch of wonderment in stock. Seriously, the label has a quality threshold set so high it hurts. Given that the festive season is fast approaching, don't waste your money buying crap for people you don't really like that much! Spend it on yourself. Spend it on Beartown tapes. The little baby jesus would approve!

Because You're Worth It!

TV Magic

6 comments:

d 5 December 2012 at 03:12  

thanks...the Beartown effort is fantastic

alan gobbl,  5 December 2012 at 08:31  

many thanks for the beautiful troves. just found this page recently and i've been higly enjoying it since.
just a question: is side B of this tape supposed to be blank or maybe you included the wrong file? it's a cagean 11'31" :)

badgerstump 5 December 2012 at 17:38  

Hi Alan

hhmmm...the previous Beartown stuff are my own tapes and cdrs...the Fossils was given to me as a rip.

It might be best to treat this one with a high index of suspicion as Mr Payne doesn't really go in for cagean frippery...

I'll find out some more. If it is wrong (and the more I think about it, the more I suspect it is) i'll eventually find a copy to buy and will rectify!

Anonymous,  9 December 2012 at 18:26  

Caligari:
as usual i don't like
fossils, they don't
produce the kind of noise i like

S.S. 19 December 2012 at 01:44  

Late to the conversation:

"Fossils is the work of David Payne. You know that already."

Care to explain this statement?
You would suggest a level of exclusivity that would discredit past and present members of this project, as well as yourself.
This tape in particular contains the work of two or three if memory serves.
Just wondering when/how this became the consensus...

And yes, side B does exist in an audible context.

badgerstump 19 December 2012 at 17:52  

Fair point indignantly made! Lazy on my part. I am suitably chastised.