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Updated: Feb 6, 2021

We are really pleased to announce the next release on their label; New York based musician Sarah Van Buren (a.k.a. SVB) new cassette 'The Stone Tape'.

Available to buy now from the Samarbeta Bandcamp.

Written and recorded in 2018 'The Stone Tape' was made during SVB's split residency;

The first part was a trip to the ancestral homelands of central Ireland, where SVB visited Gnod Farm (home to Paddy + Marlene of Gnod), undertaking extensive digital and analog field recordings, specifically in locations of supernatural significance.

The second part took place within a disused refrigeration unit in a warehouse behind Islington Mill, where SVB turned the field recordings into loops, creating the backbone for the tracks on The Stone Tape.

Writer David Mclean of Tombed Visions records reviews the album;

The opener ‘Crucible’ draws back the veil of this haunted record with spookily kitsch synth chords and chattering digitised voices, before melting into the wrongly out of time xylophone and demonic nursery rhyme of ‘Footprints’. ‘Kick Up The Mud’ is the early banger of the record, a cold wave ballad with propulsive electronic drums for dancing in your own arms in the dark. On ‘Grasp The Bird’s Tail’, tai chi manoeuvres are intoned against a bloated fog of found sounds. It’s clear that The Stone Tape is an audio homage to phantasmagoria, with SVB delighting in creating detailed scenes that are populated with a huge cast of characters, that interrupt the séance to share their tale of the other side. ‘Epilogue’ closes the ritualistic album with the poetically stark image of “standing in the graveyard with my younger self”, a fitting end to a record as much about spiritual transgression as well as honouring spirits past. You’ll be posting loads of engaging content, so be sure to keep your blog organised with Categories that also allow visitors to explore more of what interests them.


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