Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Back in Action, in a big way

Its been nine long months since there's been a new RTA tape.
thats not very on point so thats about to change.
In the time since the last batch Axxa/Abraxas got signed to the incredible label Captured Tracks.

Now for the new stuff:

1.  The RTA Store has been totally revamped for ease of viewing and to reflect current tape availability.
Check it out and grab a few older releases while yr at it before they become OOP. (most are close)

2.  Axxa/Abraxas is setting up an East Coast tour in support of the new LP on CT.  Will be posting dates soon so keep an eye out.

3. NEXT TUESDAY 2/18- NEW BATCH OF RTA TAPES.  Very excited to be putting stuff out again.  There are also several releases coming in each of the following few months, so keep and eye out for the announcements for those!  Some really cool stuff coming.  For this month we have:

RTA-011- Biorhythmic Hemispheres

Psychedelic drone.  Old school.  recordings from 2008 by Ben Asbury to a handheld cassette recorder. Made with guitar, these are the first experimental musings that opened the gateway to what is now.  
edition of 18.

RTA-012- Stan Flexin'

Collaboration between the duo of DJ Mickey and Tann Jones.  Dance music gone damaged.  Side A is sample based dance music with added textures while Side B gets blown out.  Recorded in one take, this shows a culmination of influences that results in a cohesive yet highly varied tape.
edition of 24.

RTA-013- Flaccid Blast- II

Raunchy, improved, Fuzzed out noise punk.  Good juxtaposition of extended fuzz jams with somehow well written ( while improvised) songwriting.  Not for children.
edition of 13.

4.  A few chances to get some cool tapes to whoever gets there first.  A) I've got TWO copies of a recent split featuring A.X. on friend label Diatom Bath.  This c34 tape has a Mannateas track and a Sheets of Paper track on Side A and a 16 minute guided meditation piece by A.X. on Side B. Probably my favorite A.X. piece yet.  $9 ppd.  Also I've found one of each of the Axxa/Abraxas tapes.  These are the last of them and this is the last chance you'll ever have to get these without paying way too much on discogs.  Package includes Shape-Shifting, Time Inside, Ryan Michalak (Is Coming to Town), and Fragmented Fields, three of which have been sold out for a while now.  Get the pre CT Axxa discography plus some fun secret extras for $30 ppd.  for the A.X splits and axxa package email: axxaabraxas (at) gmail (dot) com

Thats all for now but keep an eye out for tour dates and the new releases.

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