elm maxell - qualia

released November 4, 2022.


(also on Spotify, Apple, etc)

i think of this one as being the finale to a trilogy that started with Mottainai and Hermit. this tape pushes the raw style that those two started to its absolute limit.

drowning in dub fx, hobo mixing, tape hiss, compression, and dirt. beyond lo-fi. if i remember correct the entire tape was performed live, doing fx on an Ableton Push, and an SP-303, recording direct to a cassette deck.

track 18 "liquid echoes" was featured on FUCK TAPES 009.