Many thanks to the SciFi-Blog & Podcast “Fantastische Wissenschaftlichkeit” for playing “What Penumbras” from Strategic Tape Reserve’s brilliant ShopLand World cassette! Catch the tracklist and archived audio on their website.
First of all, big props to blogs who wait til the actual end of the year to make their year-end lists! I really appreciate being recognized on the following:
anearful Best Of 2019: Electronic: Farewell, Doomed Planet! “I can imagine watching the big blue marble disappear in the porthole while listening to her loopy melodicism and watery textures, which brought both Eno’s Apollo and David Torn’s guitar to mind.”
Houdini Mansions Favorite 100 Albums of 2019: Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets (including my track, “What Penumbras“) at no. 30
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!
Another review of Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets, with these thoughts on my track:
“If I heard a plastic rock spewing “What Penumbras” by Elizabeth Joan Kelly, I’d be intrigued; it’s like space age music performed by drunken shopping carts.”
Thanks Richard! Read the full review over at A Closer Listen.
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!