new to stock as of
december 16th, 2010
|chocolate monk (uk) #choc.217 cd|
fritz dietl “webcor” compact disc-recordable
- tape (3:00)
- baoding tape (8:45)
- complete tape (13:45)
|august 2010 release ; i’m not going to lie to you ... i didn’t have anything to do with this disc, musically ...|
i didn’t record it in westwood, nj in 1988 (although i did frequent mr. dietl’s famed ice-skating rink a few years prior, where more often than not i was feigning an ankle injury in the warm environs of the staging area, wiping out round after round of bubbles on the “scrubber” machine) ... nor did i, after hearing anton bruhin’s “inout” in 1998 procure a webcor tape machine & begin recording hours upon days of pause-button sound-poetry, guitar zonk, accordion jams, farfisa blurt, and cymbal-bash etudes, making copious use of the unit’s speed controls and quick-response transport to come up with basically an “answer” to bruhin (ok, a rip-off, i’ll admit it ... even though i staunchly deny it) ...
one thing’s for sure :: i most certainly didn’t perfectly balance a baoding ball on the unit, perfectly nestled amidst the rollers and reels, where it was set in motion by the tape itself, then disabled the erase head & recorded the results with the supplied microphone onto the tape itself, sound-on-sound style ... and when that was done, i absolutely did not overdub the baoding & bruhin tapes on top of each other, then play & record them with the baoding spinning ...
comes in a black & white slip-sleeve with collages that geoff mullen did not do ... not recommended !!!
|chocolate monk press release...|
|fritz dietl - webcor cdr|
some weirdo magnetic tape dupster find, reassembled by keith fullerton whitman into a acidfied bruhin-esque beastly smell.
|none of this gibberish, which seems to have been made mainly with half-depressed pause, fast-forward and rewind buttons (and maybe a half-depressed albanian cobbler), have any titles, so let me suggest a few: "butt.er.fl.eyes," "camel nad spit," "looka mi puddy (version)," "borg 9," "sitting on the harpsichord watching all the frogs go by," "the crepitation contest (pts 7-10)," "paddling the dinosaur," "stiffened argyle dangler," "rooster in a juicer," and "syd barrett's series of unfortunate furniture collapses." all kidding aside, i don't have the slightest idea what kind of sustained panic attack might have caused this record. maybe it was an overdose of mint snuff and a pickled egg enema in tinkly-winkly land that leaked out this gooey crust. your goose is as good as mine.|
- ian nagoski