Future Astronauts, Shrunken Planet, Lone Frequencies, Independent Music Podcast, Night Tides, and Strategic Tape Reserve

Wow, it was a weekend full of Farewell, Doomed Planet! on the airwaves. So many wonderful shows to catch up with:

Future Astronauts, featuring “Whaliens:”

Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison on WFMU, featuring “Trinity Quadrant Cantata” (click to listen)

Lone Frequencies, originally broadcast on Mad Wasp Radio, featuring “Harm” and some very, very complimentary words about the album that have left me blushing 😊

Independent Music Podcast with “Baleen Executioner:”

Harm” on RenĂ©e Blanche’s KCUR show Night Tides:

And, last but not least, a throwback to last month when Strategic Tape Reserve played “Departure” on New New World Radio:

ShopLand World Reviewed on Yeah I Know It Sucks

Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music For A Discovery Park Of Miniature Supermarkets is happily still making the rounds, most recently being reviewed by my faves Yeah I Know It Sucks. They had this to say about my contribution, “What Penumbras:”

“First shopping mall I entered was one curated and owned by Elizabeth Joan Kelly. Once in I got the surprising surprise of being tossed into what could only be described as a surreal slide into something named ‘What Penumbras’. A heaven for consumers that likes to buy psychedelic experiences from a jar by mumbling gurus that got themselves deliciously surrounded by smoke and special sound effects. It made me not only feel very enthusiastic, it also gave me a very weird feeling in my stomach; a shopping sensation like this, you simply wouldn’t even expect to happen at a well thought out shop in a chewed up Disneyland theme park
 This was the impressive place that once you had found the exit again would have made such a impression that it would simply stay with you for days on end.”

Full review on their blog!

More What Penumbras/ShopLand World reviews

Our supermarkets may be small, but our musical ambition knows no bounds! The Strategic Tape Reserve compilation ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets  has continued receiving favorable press, including some alarmingly non-sarcastic banter on the Tabs Out Cassette Podcast. “What Penumbras,” my contribution, also received some praise in Pat Padua’s Spectrum Culture 3.2 star review of the album:

“This isn’t a trip to the dazzling cornucopia of the modern grocery store, but a descent into a commercial hellscape, with a quick succession of shimmering blips suggesting a nightmarish aural vision of the checkout aisle.”

Padua also calls the album a “a dense and frequently unsettling anthology.” Read the full review on the site!

Want more? Here are a couple more reviews of the compilation:
Lost In A Sea of Sound
Cassette Gods

ShopLand World out TODAY!

ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets is out today on the wonderful Strategic Tape Reserve label. Help support Eamon’s dreams of building a miniature supermarket theme park, and listen t 25 solid bangers along the way, all for the low low price of $3.36 USD for digital download or $5.60 USD for a BEYOOTIFUL cassette. Make sure to check out my contribution, “What Penumbras,” at track 2!

What Penumbras on COUNTERZINE

Tomorrow is the release day for ShopLand World, a compilation album of music written for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets on Strategic Tape Reserve’s label. COUNTERZINE has a sneak preview and review of the album up, with these generous words to say about my submission “What Penumbras:”

a frantic but industrious piece that captures the childhood nostalgia of beelining from megastore to megastore in the quickest, most efficient way possible so as to experience as many wares as possible before die Ausgangssperre. A sure-to-be favorite for fans of the practical aspects of tiny supermarkets: smaller stores means more stores and less distance between each one, a prime selling point of ShopLand this track expertly communicates.

Preview all 25 tracks on COUNTERZINE today, and get your pocketbooks ready for the beautifully designed cassette tapes that will be on sale tomorrow!