Fossils - Untitled

Middle James Co, from Hamilton Ontario, started out as a clearly post-American Tapes/post-Fag Tapes cassette label. The covers were artfully sloppy, the tapes were spray painted, production quality was mainly of the recorded-onto-a-walkman-from-across-the-street variety, and the productivity was immense even though editions were extremely small. It took awhile for main MJC man David Payne to come into his own, and boy did he ever. Later/recent recordings done under his own name and especially those by his band Fossils are stunning. 

This untitled cassette is from 2006, and was "published" (if you could even call it that) in an edition of just 13 copies. It shows an early hint at the punk-David Tudor/Voice Crack homemade-electronic scrunch that would grow more refined in subsequent years, but it's still a quite good live-in-one-take dirt-bath. 


Anonymous,  31 October 2013 at 12:50  

i don't like fossils as ever

the static fanatic 4 November 2013 at 18:51  

Fossils are reliably consistent, quality wise. The image of loners in a messy basement studio with cheap, mostly busted or half working equipment comes to mind each time I hear a Fossils recording...