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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