The material on this cassette was recorded from early Summer 1998 through Spring of 2003. During this time The Slasher Film Festival Strategy released approximately 18 releases, several compilation appearances, the split with Bastard Noise, two collaborations with Bastard Noise and several standard tapes, cd-r’s and 3” cd-r’s. There were a small handful of other collaborations as well. The material herein is bookended by the original demo recorded in 1998 “Understanding the Human Mind” and ends with the “Dead Bodies” ep (Emerald City Ruins). SFFS has created music in a variety of genres since its inception, primarily focusing on horror, science fiction and cinematic sounds, but also industrial, dark ambient, drone and experimental. There are several power electronics releases not included in this collection. I have attempted to limit the material to mainly the shorter more cinematic pieces.
The material is raw, crude, rarely rehearsed and often times poorly recorded. The gear was cheap, problematic and the technology primitive. I have made no effort to edit or “clean up” these recordings. The intent of this is simply to archive some of the material as it was and not attempt to recreate or reimagine the work. Some tracks end abruptly, some tracks are louder than others, some have tape hiss or tape warble, others may have abrupt sounds at the beginning or endings of the track. Thanks for sitting through this with me.
Yamaha DX-21 , Roland Juno-60, Realistic MG-1, Boss Dr. Rhythm 660, Boss SP-202, Boss DS-1, DOD FX65, DOD FX86, Boss PS-3, Boss TR-2, various guitars/amplifiers, field recordings, various electronic devices and probably a few items I can’t recall at this time.
Foreign Sounds/Children of the NightRichmond, Virginia
FOREIGN SOUNDS/Children of the Night is a South Carolina based record label. Embracing all elements of DIY while not subscribing to a singular sound, the FOREIGN SOUNDS imprint strives to release quality recordings on a variety of formats.
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These guys are near and dear to me, as they play the sort of post-Boards of Canada analog synth music that is (truly) psychedelic and seems to yearn for the outdoors despite its synthetic nature. Strap on your vocoder and bandana and come for a frolic through a sunny meadow. This thing breathes and seethes like simmering summer heat blurring off a sidewalk. bvck