Ekoplekz and Bass Clef have a collaborative cassette in the pipeline.
Bristol producer Ekoplekz and London-based artist Bass Clef have a new collaborative album in the works under the name EkoClef.
Entitled Tapeswap, the album will be released through Magic + Dreams, a label run by Bass Clef and his associate Mr Brown (of the group Hey Colossus). It was recorded on a four-track tape using what the label describes as "the severely obsolete process of tape-swapping," which worked something like this:
"First Eko recorded a whole length of tape (about 23 minutes), using one channel only. The tape was sent to Clef who added sounds onto the second channel. Then the whole process was continued until all four channels were filled... No computer, no endless tweaking, no fighting about which take was best or who should do the guitar solo."
Though the artists limited themselves to tape, they aren't forcing their listeners to: Tapeswap will be sold on cassette, but will come with a download code for 320 KBPS mp3s or FLAC files. The album will be Ekoplekz's fourth full-length this year, after his album for Punch Drunk his live LP on Further Records and a cassette he did for Mordant Music called Memowrekz.You can get a taste of EkoClef's style in the teaser video below.
A1 You Have the Clocks but We Have the Time
A2 Lens Flare Oh Yeah
A3 Tonight is a Trap But the Bait is Great
A4 We March Triumphant Over yr Bones
A5 Wait a Minute Mister Postman
A6 Skeletal Turrets Loom Over the Reservoir
A7 Fight Fire With Firefighters
B1 TDK Kabushiki-Gaisha
B2 G Major Severn
B3 Tical Versus Laudanum
B4 I was a Tree in the Forest; They Cut Me Down
B5 Keep the Lighthouse Burning Bright and True Tonight
B6 M4 Endless
B7 Sonic Salvation
Magic + Dreams will release Tapeswap on October 11th, 2011.