C. Goff III Descanter Of Tao 02:19/192k
An ode to feline wisdom as witnessed daily at the Goff household. Credits: Open Loops by Blind Mime. Meows by Carmelita Goff. C. Goff III plays: Korg DS-8 Synthesizer, Korg R3 Vocoder Synthesizer, Midisoft Midi Composing Tool, Voice, Reflector Stratocaster Electronic Guitar, Sound Effects.. Genre: Symphonic. Created: 06 Feb 2011 10:58 AM. Plays: 136
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C. Goff III View From A Brain Cell 03:39/192k
Just as there are audio loops, there are brain loops. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had them. Sometimes there seems no way to turn them off.
This piece is a prototype experiment for a Bradbury-oriented endeavor involving Goff and Justynn Tyme.
Credits: Open Loops by Cystem, Fever Spoor, and SoLaRis. C. Goff III plays: Korg R3 Vocoder Synthesizer, Midisoft Midi Composing Tool, Voice, Hello Kitty Electronic Guitar, Sound Effects. Vocal samples from various Ray Bradbury productions.. Genre: Audio Books. Created: 24 Jan 2011 11:04 PM. Plays: 144
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C. Goff III Waxpaper Shells For Deliberate Pastels 02:41/192k
Lyrics derived from the Treated Gluck. Bev's plastic is sewn elastic. Credits: Open Loops by Arthur Loves Plastic and by Jeremy Gluck. C. Goff III plays: Korg R3 Vocoder Synthesizer, Midisoft Midi Composing Tool, Voice, Reflector Stratocaster Electronic Guitar, Natural Reader Voice Emulator, Sound Effects. Genre: Brit Pop. Created: 08 Jan 2011 10:06 PM. Plays: 150
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C. Goff III Lick My Beefheart Off, Rhino 03:18/192k
Don Van Vliet RIP 1941-2010. I quote a couple of my favorite lines from my favorite Captain Beefheart composition: "The Buggy Boogie Woogie," from the album: "Lick My Decals Off, Baby." Attempting to be true to the Captain's ideal of not contributing to the sameness of everything, this dirge detours away from the familiar while retaining certain homage elements. Buzzsaw's Rhinoceros completes the riddle with unparalleled poignancy. Credits: Open Loops by Hal McGee, Dave Fuglewicz, and Buzzsaw. C. Goff III: Korg DS-8 Synthesizer, Korg R3 Vocoder Synthesizer, Midisoft Midi Composing Tool, Voice. Genre: Family. Created: 02 Jan 2011 10:46 PM. Plays: 120
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C. Goff III Fado Avocado 02:14/192k
Well, maybe if Salvador Dali had become enamored with Amalia Rodrigues in the 21st Century? Credits: Open Loops by Omnitechnomatrix and by Ed Drury Guest Artist. C. Goff III plays: Korg DS-8 Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Midisoft Midi Composing Tool, Voice, Sound and Production Effects, including multi-layered Spanish-speaking vocals at end of song. Genre: Flamenco. Created: 28 Dec 2010 12:23 PM. Plays: 126
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C. Goff III Crash Course 02:13/192k
Once upon a time, a light-sleeping avant garde musician lived on a major street with a billboard over his ceiling. There were times when he was driven to record his memories of dreams interrupted. Credits: 10 Years Infection Loops by Jesus Crash My Soft Synth and by Davefugle. C. Goff III plays: Korg DS-8 Synthesizer, Korg R3 Vocoder Synthesizer, Midisoft Midi Composing Tool, Voice, Balinese Flute, Sound Effects. Genre: Americana. Created: 05 Dec 2010 03:11 PM. Plays: 136
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C. Goff III Exacerbate 03:19/192k
This music depends upon predictable patterns which reinforce the control process. This process of reinforcing control will kick the listener’s brain right out of his or her ****. Credits: 10 Years Infection Loops by Blind Mime (Bryan Baker), Mentally Anguished (Chris Phinney) and Heuristics Inc. (Bill Maciejewski) C. Goff III plays: Korg R3 Vocoder Synthesizer, Midisoft Midi Composing Tool, Voice, Reflector Electronic Guitar, Executor, S. Genre: Dance. Created: 21 Nov 2010 02:28 AM. Plays: 138
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C. Goff III Blog
Eclectic, Electronic, Experimental -- Turkey Makes Me Sleepy Wakes Up After 6 Years Of Slumber
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"Mr. David F: Your devotion to Rug shaking is potentially unmatched in this galaxy. I wish you pleasant ears and the grandest cheers for all of your own projects, which bear the proud mark of DF, the mark of fine art!"-- C. Goff III (on 04/08/13 12:46:01)
"Turkey used to make me sleepy but now, since I have discovered the joys of the Goff Musical Universe, Turkey makes my ears smile from ear to ear. I am downloading these delectable morsels of audio delight for near future ingestion. "-- David Fuglewicz (on 04/07/13 18:24:53)
Experiments With Electronic Ukulele Hendrix Experiences
This One's Definitely Not For Your Common Blues Fan. Perhaps one definition of electro-acoustic? Or maybe a brief treatise on how to explore the boundaries of sonic possibility? Click the pic, Brave Travelers, and find your own answer...
"Charles, I admire your courage, and I am going to head to the Hendixified page you describe and gather myself a vast and weighty ear load of your music. Thanks."-- David Fuglewicz (on 03/29/13 20:20:03)
New Lo Finest Show: A Touch Of 21st Century Cassette Culture
Just Posted, featuring...
Fiver's Stereo, Freaks With People Behind Them, Activity Universal, Hal McGee, Luxurious Dagger, M. Ferguson, Otolathe, Aaron Zarzutzki/Joshua Manchester,Tea Man With Tea Gum, Michael J. Bowman, Kei Yokota, Flutwacht, Nova-Sak, Rat Face, More...
"Thanks for the link and the music Charles. I have been looking forward to this since you started mentioning it in private emails. And I hope that ear problem clears up very soon."-- David Fuglewicz (on 12/15/12 10:33:47)
Disism = Casio/(Moog + Korg) x Non Genre = CASIOTOPIA
Yes, the final release from the new DISISM trilogy. This is the electronic one, but once again, it's not what you think.
Take a puff if you dare, click the pic...
And for you lovers of scrapes, bangs, shakes, rattles, and rolls, the second new Disism album is under this pictorial curtain:
"Ha ha! If the whole world had your sense of aesthetics and your desires for positive reinforcement, Mr. David "Neptune" Fuglewicz, what a exquisite planet we could all be living on... A special package for you goes into the US Post today."-- C. Goff III (on 09/24/12 09:19:27)
"Thanks again Charles, your efforts at documenting and dispensing the independent spirit is much appreciated. Indeed."-- David Fuglewicz (on 09/24/12 05:43:06)
The first all-new Disism album in 10 years: Slight Return. C. Goff III and Killr "Mark" Kaswan serve you four non-genre acoustic guitar experiments in lovely monophonic splendor. It's not what you think...
"Thanks again Charles, this definitely falls in the category "and now for something completely different". However, that being said, it did not take long for the plucked strings to wind their way into my audio processing units and fill them with vast and weighty servings of gloriful sounds. Indeed!"-- David Fuglewicz (on 08/31/12 00:21:16)
Thirty-One 1980's/1990's Home Recording Artists -- Lo Finest #27
Lo Finest Broadcast #27 Now Online
LO FINEST #27: ANOTHER COMPILATION OF COMPILATIONS
Featuring 31 Home Recording Artists
And 6 Compilation Cassettes
Includes Among Other Things:
Big City Orchestra, If, Bwana, Bene Gesserit, Siegmar Fricke, Architect's
Office, Minoy, Tom Furgas, No Unauthorized, Costes...
"Everyone should install speakers in the ceiling of their back porch and play this collection 24x7."-- VOLPUGINAEx (on 07/16/12 22:17:11)
"Charles, you have perspired and conspired to compile a compilations of compilations the like of which has never been unleashed upon this mortal plane. I both thank you and thank you (once for each hour). Indeed, this vast and weighty collection shall provide many earfuls of joyous audio adventure."-- David Fuglewicz (on 07/09/12 20:56:05)
Ultra Rare Lord Litter Noise Collage Cassettes Now Online
With the blessings of His Lordship, the sounds from these two C90s from days gone by are now available for all to hear:
Click the pics to fill your mind with psychedelic collage audio imagery:
"Many, many thanks Charles for this, recordings by one of the true pioneers of the indy movement are always welcome."-- David Fuglewicz (on 06/26/12 03:06:41)
Social Commentary Served Up Old Cassette Culture Style
Lo Finest Broadcast #26 Now Online
Remember... The Rodney King Riot? The OJ Simpson Suicide Drive? The FIRST US-Iraq Persian Gulf War? Ross Perot's Billionaire Run For President? Murphy Brown's Family Values? The REAL world of 1984? All This AND Electronic Noise Collage Too...
Lo Finest #26: Taped Rugs Shaken By The World
00:00 "Texas Two Step" (C. Goff III, from People Make The World Go Round, 1992)
08:21 Excerpts from "Doublespeak" (C. Goff III, from Doublespeak, 1984)
17:59 "Family Values" (C. Goff III, from People Make The World Go Round, 1992)
26:15 "South Central Three Step" (Herd Of The Ether Space, from Riot Via Satellite, 1992)
32:08 Excerpt from "Macabre Curiosity" (Herd Of The Ether Space, from Suicide Driver, 1994)
37:45 Excerpts from "Sleep In Unheavenly Peace" (Disism, from Down The Chimney, 198
41:46 Excerpt from "Feel Good About America" (Herd Of The Ether Space, from Liberty, 1986)
46:01 "God Bless America" (Disism, from Disism, 1986)
55:08 Excerpt from "Rationalizing Bloody Gore" (C. Goff III, from Desert Foxtrot, 199
58:55 "Mourning Breaks" (Herd Of The Ether Space, from Noises Of War, 1991)
Four orchestrated promenades through conscious dreams of unlit swamps. Recommended soundtrack for long road trips where the traffic is sparse and the road signs are few. Also good for painting dark aquamarine on canvass.
"Hokey smoke Charles, thanks for the link ... and of course the music. Now where did I put that aquamarine paint? and that entrenching tool? "-- David Fuglewicz (on 04/30/12 20:45:22)
For Fans Of Frippish Homage... Obscured By Dolls
All sounds generated by electronic guitar or fed through electronic guitar pickups (no synthesizers). A variety of electronic sound effects, including a loop duplicator, orchestrate improvised tone phrases into ever-building washes of layered sonority. In essence, each piece starts as a minimalist drip and gradually morphs into the audio equivalent of the spray from a wide-open faucet.
The audio tools employed to create these recordings include:
Reflector Stratocaster Electronic Guitar
Electronic Guitar Sound Effect Pedals
Electronic Sound Generators (Toys, Vibrators)
Guitar Preparations (Beaver Jaw, Arrow Head, Chromium Slide, Music Box, Fishing Lure, Etc.)
Yamaha FX 500 Effects Unit
Boss RC 20X Loop Station Loop Duplicator
"Thanks for tuning in and for the positive reinforcement, Mr. Mime. As for the "source files" you are hearing, this recording is a live performance, so the only "source" is the thing it then was and now is -- one big astral promenade. Your idea for a TG project, however, is now a seedling in my cerebral soil."-- C. Goff III (on 04/05/12 09:48:07)
"A treat for the ears. It sounds like someone might have a bounty of source files one might package and offer up as a project here on Tapegerm."-- Blind Mime Ensemble (on 04/05/12 01:36:37)
Goff III Meets Lord Litter In Underworld
Space + Avant + Pop + Cassette Cult + Germany + USA = The Space-Erly Brothers
"A very bright and tasty collection of tunes by two of independent music's "legends". The version of "God's Children" is worth the price of admission all by itself. Well done Spacerly's!"-- David Fuglewicz (on 03/02/12 16:54:51)
It's Six Original Scores Composed Of Visual Elements.
It's Twelve Interpretations In Sonic Collage Tones.
It's Brewed By Jared C. Balogh And Charles Rice Goff III.
It's Here (If You Dare, Click The Pic Below And Go):
"A very fine album indeed, the Balogh/Goff collaboration defines, distills and expands new musical horizons with a flair rarely seen. And the price is as right as rain is and ever will be. Go there now, download this masterpiece and listen."-- David Fuglewicz (on 11/30/11 02:46:42)
Don Campau Lo Finest Special Tribute
It's here, it's now, it's here. Just click the Lo Fi Logo Below And Go:
Tune in for a tribute to a genuine underground hero, thanks,CIII!
From VARIETY SHOW (1985):
00:00 Easter Day 1984
08:48 The Great Problem Solver
From ONE SIDED STORY (1990)
11:55 One Sided Story
13:57 Both Hands On It
From PINATA PARTY (1987)
16:03 Stupid Stinkin' Day
17:08 Promise Dollars
22:21 Joey Roo Goes Dancing
24:55 Midnight In Suburbia
From HEARTBEAT ‘N LOOPY (199
26:20 Homage To Dubuffet
34:20 Ignition Sense
From GOODBYE AND HELLO (1990)
39:53 I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain
From ALPHABETICAL ODOR (1981)
45:34 Penalty For Early Withdrawal
47:40 Exotic Improvisation
51:04 Spiro Agnew Dance
54:43 Frozen Vegetables
From PARALYZED BY THE VERY THOUGHT (1986)
00:00 Crowning Jewel
04:49 I Want To Be The Drone
11:52 Ali Was A Bomber
From PEN PALS (Volume One, 198
14:25 Somebody Slow Me Down
18:45 Where Is Johnny?
From NEW MONTEREY ROAD SOUNDS, THE SONGS (1985)
22:11 Call Of The Wild
24:14 Buddhist Ceremony At The Burger Joint
26:22 I Know A Guy
29:29 Lonely Whistle
From NEW MONTEREY ROAD SOUNDS, THE INSTRUMENTALS (1985)
39:19 Potato Bowling
42:01 Possible Plan #5
46:51 Possible Plan #6
From MIXED MESSAGES (1991)
52:40 It Didn’t Matter
55:17 Don’t Play With Matches
From SEPARATE BUT EQUAL (1987)
01:04:52 Abstract Nitrousetude
01:05:56 An Engaging Item
From GUARANTEED INJECTION COMFORT OR YOUR MONEY BACK (198?)
01:06:31 Schools, Shopping, Structure and Design
00:00 Don Campau & Eric Muhs - “I’ll Be Your Pen Pal” (from Don’t Be So Serious)
06:56 Illusion Of Safety – “Idealism After Six/Diseased Mind” (From Violence And Geography)
12:16 Dog Food – “Remember Yogi Trumpet/One Foot In The Grave” (From Beware The Polythene Monster)
14:14 Don Campau & Eric Muhs - “Believe” (from Don’t Be So Serious)
21:45 MCH Band – “Discussion” (from 198Four Well)
31:39 Eel O – “Rifles And Reefers” (from Celluloid Kali)
37:03 Brain Discipline – (Excerpts from World!)
42:18 Mikadams - (Family Home Evening/Skwonch from Uh Oh! Here She Comes!)
53:18 Gerbil Bliss - “Viscous Inertia” (from Idle Tunes For Busy Hands)
59:33 Doug Harrison - “Hrmncs” (from Company Vs. Solitude)
1:04:32 Big City Orchestra - “Ruminate/Ovis” (from And When We Wake Up, There Is Sheep In Our Eyes)
1:17:57 Mikadams – “Tunnels” (from Music From The Film, “The Anthill”)
1:21:39 Gerbil Bliss – (Excerpt from Minimal Collection)
UPDATE: KC Electro Music Fest - Live Broadcast Replay NOW ONLINE
Greetings AGAIN One And All,
Regards the announcement below, the live performance PLUS a brief video from the event are now available online. Click the graphic below and go, if you dare:
Hope you are all well; this is Charles Goff III here to encourage you to have a listen to the live performance that I'm doing with Michael LaGrega this Friday, July 22nd, 8 PM Central Daylight Time, at the Kansas City Electro Music Festival. It's the only show this year scheduled for Taped Rugs (so far, anyway). 4 brand new compositions. The link to listen is here:
"Thanks C3, I will do my best to listen in. The descriptions on archive.org are tantalizing and inviting to say the least. Looking forward to give the download a listen too."-- David Fuglewicz (on 07/19/11 20:04:16)
New Dadaist Twists For Ray Bradbury Lovers
C. Goff III and Justynn Tyme have just released a series of audio vignettes based on recombining and rearranging bits and pieces from Ray Bradbury's huge output of inspiring literature. We sampled bits from radio, television, and movie adaptations of Bradbury's works. We read and caused computer voice emulators to read brief excerpts from Bradbury's stories. We cut and pasted bits from Bradbury's recorded interviews. We combined these Bradbury samples with samples from other media sources and with original "music" to produce six recordings, each of which tells a unique story that provides listeners with a variety of interpretations. It’s ready for you if you’re ready for it. Click on the Space Kitty below, and get sucked into this Dadaist vortex...
"CIII and JT, scads and bountiful thanks and praise unto you both. I have been listening this off and on, but exclusively since I downloaded it this morning and I feel safe in pronouncing it a modern day miracle and masterpiece. I'm sure R.B. would be quite happy to hear this most excellent audio extravaganza."-- David Fuglewicz (on 06/18/11 15:51:46)
New LORD LITTER Special On Lo Finest Show (w/a taste of Mental Anguish even)
Just posted this AM: a new Lo Finest show featuring rare and lovely old cassette recordings from our Germ-an brother, Lord Litter. It starts with some of the more "accessible" pieces, and ends with some "challenging" experimental compositions. Includes bits with the Phinney Phamily for you HARSH REALITY phans. And has a nice big dose of unreleased Das Freie Orchester for you noise luvers. Just click the link below and go:
It's got all my most recent Tapegerm pieces, plus three others you may have heard. All Tapegerm artists involved are listed in the cover art PDF. Also 12 full size graphics (one for each audio piece) are included in the post. I offer my sincerest thanks to all the artists involved and to all the people who offered their encouraging and clever comments as well!
Click the graphic below and check it out if you dare, best CIII
"Loved it, Charles! Thanks for that bit of holiday cheer."-- Blind Mime Ensemble (on 12/29/10 07:52:30)
"Ho, ho, ho, Mr. Goff, it's a bountiful Holiday basket you've bestowed on us Germaniac's (and innocent bystanders). A Calendar, a "Carol Of The Bells", a 'Martha Stewart going slightly Da-Da like' video and a podcast for the season. Scrooge you are not."-- David Fuglewicz (on 12/25/10 05:43:03)
Featured artists: Ken Clinger, Ellen Miz Ellen, X Ray Pop, No Unauthorized, John Bartles, Herd Of The Ether Space, Nicole Campau, Farces Wanna Mo, Joe Menichetti, Beverly Slade, Kevyn Dymond, Jaws Of The Flying Carpet, Cleaners From Venus, Costes, C. Goff III, MORE...
The 1990's without Brian would be a decade without Magnetism!
Why be the first on your block to miss this opportunity for Entertaining HOme Audio Fun? Tune IN, Light up, Space OUT.
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"I agree, Brian had an amazing impact on the DIY "scene" in the 1990's and I think some of his tapes stand as the best in the soundscape genre. If anyone reading this is not familiar with his body of work, I highly suggest this podcast. Thanks Charles."-- David Fuglewicz (on 10/01/10 06:46:55)
New Taped Rugs Albums With Tapegerm Tracks
YES, Taped Rugs has several new releases bouncing through the electron beams between satellites these days, INCLUDING:
One of the things about cassette tapes that many home recording artists have taken advantage of is that they run continuously for long periods of time. Lots of avant-garde home recordings contain single compositions that run as long as 30 - 45 minutes. Excerpts from these extended pieces have received airplay, but rarely have the entire pieces been played on broadcast radio or even internet radio shows. So this show will feature several of these recordings all played in their entirety. Settle yourselves in for a six hour show!
All of these artists and more are included in the show:
Zan Hoffman, Dave Prescott, Alain Neffe,Conrad Schnitzler, Chris Phinney (Mental Anguish), Gen Ken Montgomery, Little Fyodor, Agog, Nick, Jeff Surak, Nadine Bal, Mike Hovancsek, John Hajeski, Keith Nicolay, Evan Cantor, Hal McGee, Brian Noring, Lord Litter, Mr. Ebu, Mike Shannon, Carl Howard, Dan Fioretti, C. Goff III.
00:04:40 "Nick2Agog2SatSak" by Zan Hoffman & Associates
00:37:54 "Fugitive Squad" by Mid-Cult Matrix (from Berkelianism)
01:07:33 "Second Day" by Human Flesh (from Meditation And Fears)
01:23:46 "The Plastic Museum Fiasco" by Mike Hovancsek & Associates (from Spheral Tone Theory)
02:03:32 “Playing With Dinosaur Jam” by Gen Ken Montgomery and Conrad Schnitzler (from Gencon Dramatic)
02:48:24 “Ordinary People In Distress” by Post Prandials (from Douch Ex Machina)
03:35:48 “On The Other Hand Part II (side two)” by Lord Litter & Associates
04:21:11 “Lingering Household Odours” by Walls Of Genius (from Ludovico Treatment)
05:09:47 ““Tunnels Under The Public Road” by Brian Noring & Hal McGee (from Anvil And Stirrup)
05:34:53 “...und gab ihr einen Kuss” by Ebu (from Influences From The Luna Canoe)
Since 2005, the Lo Finest program has been dedicated to the appreciation of homemade recordings that were made and distributed on cassette tapes during the 1980s and 90s, hosted by veteran home recording artist Charles Rice Goff III. Thousands of sonic artists were cranking out cassettes all over the world during the 80s and 90s. The whole cassette explosion took place long before people had home computers, the internet, email, mp3s, and all that. People found out about hometapers by reading various publications that offered reviews of tapes, by listening to those rare radio broadcasts that would feature home tapes, by sending a letter to a contact address that had been printed on one of the many compilation cassettes that were created and distributed during this period, etc. Most hometapers were not approaching their craft as a means to achieving economic success, and this allowed for some incredibly free thinking endeavors to be realized. Trading tapes was common, offering a sort of sonic cultural exchange that had never really been possible before the age of inexpensive home recording technology.
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Invitation To Celebrate Taped Rugs 30th Anniversary
Please join in the celebration as Taped Rugs begins its 30th year of operations. -ING members C. Goff III and Vernon Lawton have reunited to create "Re-INGcarnation." It's been 28 years since they last recorded together. It's polished experimental collage with a concrete jazz edge. It's here and it's free for all adventurous listeners:
Happy 2010, and thanks for all the years of attention one and all,
"I am listening to it, downloading it, and loving it all at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking. Great stuff, I am pleased to be among such established and awesome musicians here at TG."-- Zebra Mann (on 02/07/10 17:38:30)
"I'm downloading it as I type. Wow, the rebirth of a legend and I was there.... kind of. The cover art work is just about the best I've seen in quite a while. Yowsah!"-- David Fuglewicz (on 02/06/10 00:01:24)
New Ken Clinger - Goff III Electronic Midi Collab Online
New collaboration from veteran recording artists Ken Clinger and Charles Rice Goff III: MIDIOSYNCRASY.
Nine unique electronic pieces composed by converting wave audio to midi, then mixing unrelated bits together and further manipulating by altering orchestrations, timings, virtual instruments, etc. This archive also contains a psychedelic video illustration of the composition: "Stolen Personalities."
Yes, avant gardeners everywhere, carnivores and vegetarians --
All the Turkey Makes Me Sleepy recordings (12 albums) are now available to hear or download free and easy. I'm sure those who celebrated that first Thanksgiving so long ago -- the ones who wore wimples and the ones who wore paint -- all of them are loving this opportunity right now out there in their extra dimensionals.
Cassette Culture: Biotope Art Organization Special On New Lo Finest Show
The 1980's/1990's avant garde home recording label from Italy/United Kingdom: Biotope Art Organization is featured on the newest Lo Finest show, just posted November 15th. Over an hour of experimental sounds from edgey sonic explorers. Go here for the action:
"WOW! That was really a journey! Thanks Chris & Goff III! Just finished listened to all the three pieces at the niuwe muziek radio!"-- International Garbageman (on 10/26/09 19:02:21)
"Thanks for posting this! By chance I am there and listening in! Really great programming on this radio! Great!"-- International Garbageman (on 10/26/09 17:56:42)
At last: Herd Of The Ether Space In The 1990’s Podcast Series Begins
Yes, Taped Rugs fans,
After several months of posting the COMPLETE COLLECTION of Herd Of The Ether Space recordings from the 1980’s on archive.org, the podcast series focusing on HOTES in the 1990’s has at last begun to unfold.
The first episode features HOTES performing live and being interviewed on KPFA Berkeley’s NO OTHER RADIO network January 30th, 1990. It’s a full blown variety show of weird noises, awkward moments, technological glitches, and more. Legendary hero of avant garde programming, JOHN GULLAK, hosts.
Buzzsaw - "Tale Of A Tape" (excerpt from very limited edition cassette, unofficial release)
Alien Planetscapes - "Miles Riff" (From Electronic Cottage Volume I)
Rotcod Zzaj - "No Wage Ballet" (From Electronic Cottage Volume I)
Minoy - "Technostress" (From Electronic Cottage Volume I)
60 Cycle Hum - "November, 1986" (from Connection)
Herd Of The Ether Space - "In The Cold Sunlight" (from Other Than Random Modulation)
Deaf Lions - (2 of 26 pieces from Copia)
Astro Epos - (beginning section from Revelation)
Bene Gesserit - "Little Lady" (from Live In Belgium & Holland)
Bene Gesserit - "Erg Habbania" (from Live In Belgium & Holland)
De Fabriek - "Emulate" (from Elegy 3)
Yggdrasil - "Free Form Mantra" (from Elegy 3)
Grindstone Redux Video Documentary
Don Campau Living Archive Of Underground Music
No Pigeonholes Archives
Electronic Cottage Compilation #1
Hal McGee's Homemade Alien Music Series
Herd Of The Ether Space "Other Than Random Modulation
Sound Of Pig Music Catalog
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"Hmmm.. Well, I put the link into that last comment. I'll try again here:
LoFinestWebpage"-- C. Goff III (on 07/30/09 01:05:43)
"Thanks for the encouragement Mr. Mime!
Links can be found on the actual Lo Finest web page listed at the top of the announcement here. Or below if you need that "instant click" Lo Finest webpage gratification:
Thanks for the attention Bryan!
"-- C. Goff III (on 07/30/09 01:03:22)
"Great show. Lots of stuff in my magazine days.
The links aren't here though. And I'd like to have them. Did you do html links. These may be stripped out to combat spammers. See if they'll show by using bbboard style links:
Not sure, offhand."-- Blind Mime Ensemble (on 07/29/09 23:24:53)
New Tom Sutter/Regicide Bureau Cassette Culture Podcast Posted
Lo Finest #15 - "Regicide Bureau/Next Radio/Tom Sutter Special" has just been posted. A podcast for fans of old avant garde homerecording cassette culture. This is an invitation to explore a corner of the sonic underground. Go to the link below to listen:
Lo Finest is a program dedicated to the appreciation of homemade recordings that were made and distributed on cassette tapes during the 1980s and 90s, hosted by veteran home recording artist Charles Rice Goff III.
Thousands of sonic artists were cranking out cassettes all over the world during the 80s and 90s. The whole cassette explosion took place long before people had home computers, the internet, email, mp3s, and all that. People found out about hometapers by reading various publications that offered reviews of tapes, by listening to those rare radio broadcasts that would feature home tapes, by sending a letter to a contact address that had been printed on one of the many compilation cassettes that were created and distributed during this period, etc. Most hometapers were not approaching their craft as a means to achieving economic success, and this allowed for some incredibly free thinking endeavors to be realized. Trading tapes was common, offering a sort of sonic cultural exchange that had never really been possible before the age of inexpensive home recording technology.
You can contact Charles through his Taped Rugs website at: www.geocities.com/padukem. He asks listeners to please not send him old cassettes to play on this show, because he's got more than enough to work with already. However, he is very interested in any information that you would like to share about the cassette culture.
Lo Finest #15 :
[Track 1: 0:00-10:00] Regicide Bureau (from The Rose Of Pentecost)
[Track 2: 10:00-14:00] Regicide Bureau (from On A Healing Spree)
[Track 3: 14:00-21:00] Regicide Bureau (from The Keening)
[Track 4: 21:00-31:00] Regicide Bureau (from Kyudo No Kata)
[Track 5: 31:00-51:00] Next Radio (from Apogee Madrigals)
[Track 6: 51:00-61:00] Next Radio (from Viewing The Cherry Blossoms, Hokkaido, 1823)
[Track 7: 61:00-68:00] Tom Sutter and Jim Curley (from Fizgig)
[Track 8: 68:00-1:20:00] Tom Sutter and Hal McGee (from Caesura)
For those with brain cells that retain or for those interested in TAPEGERM HISTORY, several Tapegerm recordings from 2002 have just been reintroduced to the world on archive.org with the posting of Taped Rugs MACHINATIONS CD. This collection also features some PRE-Tapegerm Buzzsaw sound sculptures.
"Now that I've downloaded them all I fear I may be tangled up in theses machinations very soon."-- David Fuglewicz (on 03/13/09 15:58:46)
"A forgotten and ancient chapter of the Buzzysaga now revealed to the fitful curiosity of Germania. Ah, the larva had talent then. :)"-- Buzzsaw & The Shavings (on 03/04/09 18:17:46)
Phinney And Goff -- Maestros Of The Magnetic Age
Yes, the full double CD from 2005 is up for all you enthusiasts that dare to cross over into the Magnetic Age. It started in the 1980's, and was finally finished in 2005. If you got the time and the urge, just click the link below and turn on your ears:
High regards to all, and thanks Don especially for the recognition. CIII
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"Congratulations Charles. You're the one that made it happen."-- David Fuglewicz (on 01/26/09 04:58:03)
GYPSY BLOOD, New Album Of Tapegerms Plus by C. Goff III
Well, maybe you've heard most of these already, but now on archive.org there is a new album posted: GYPSY BLOOD which contains several tapegerm pieces by C. Goff III, plus some other goodies it's likely you haven't heard. All the tape germ authors that I used are mentioned in the album description (which means probably YOU). If curious, just go to the link below, click the play arrow on the little black box, and Groove...
Long Awaited Goff III/Dereck Higgins Collab Now Online
Fans of collage, live improvisation, old records, psychedelic sounds, cut-and-paste, dadaism, etc.-
Over a year in the making, the new Goff III/Higgins collaboration is ready to alter your consciousness. The entire work is free to hear and download at the link below (complete with full details documenting the method of its creation, cover art, etc.):