Friday, February 8, 2013

Coppice Playlist

Here is a play list that my friends Coppice put together. It features a track from an early cassette of mine called To Be Small In A Small Place.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


That interview that I mentioned was posted here. I name-dropped a lot of friends. If you are reading this, consider checking to see if you were mentioned.

A lot of times people seem to think that focusing on tape, either for releasing music or for making music, is primarily based on nostalgia. Many people have a very teleological concept of recorded media and recording technologies: that we are all working toward two goals. The first is convenience and the second is a perfect transparency of the medium so that the listener can hear a faithful representation of the sound as intended. When these values are assumed to be the obvious, right, ones, the only other logical explanation for sticking with tape is nostalgia or simply being contrarian. My approach to using tape to produce and release music that is largely divorced from nostalgia. I have been thinking a lot lately about why I believe tape technology is relevant to artistic practice now. There are so many other technologies that are more flexible, and that produce a cleaner result. So, why would someone stick with this outmoded and incredibly frustrating medium?

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Upcoming Shows

Monday February 4th
House show
4408 Forest KCMO

Piper Harrow
Jason Zeh

Thursday February 14th
Possible show in Lincoln, NE
location, time, other performers TBA.

Lincoln suffered a great loss recently and
I wouldn't be surprised if this show can't happen as a result

Jay Kreimer
Jason Zeh

Friday February 15th
Studio Z
275 East 4th st.
Lowertown, St. Paul

Hong Chulki 
Jason Zeh

Saturday February 16th
Good Style Shop
817 E Johnson Madison, WI

Raider X (Endless, Pan to Scratch)
Jason Zeh
Maybe one other?

Monday March 11th
Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club
3402 Main St. KCMO 64111 

Jason Zeh

5 questions

In the past, I have been really nervous about talking openly about my work. I have been working to get better at that recently. As a result, I have been working on writing down my ideas about what I do and why I do it. One extensive example of this will be a published interview that will be coming out soon. I will post here when it is out. Until then, here are some answers to 5 questions that Jesse, at Crow With No Mouth, asked all participants of the 2013 series. I think this is a really great idea. I hope that, as more people's responses are posted, an interesting dialogue will begin to emerge. In any case, here is a link to the growing list of answers.