After a suggestion from tape guru, Third Kind Records head, and all around good guy Nicholas Langley, the first of a series of digital compilations compiled from the tape labels and artists that make up the Spool’s Out community was born. I went about gathering some exclusive tracks, live recordings, and rarities, and was blown away by the sheer number of submissions I received.
After a couple of months sifting through the submissions, I present Spool’s Out Vol. 1: n o w > e v e r. Initially the compilations are digital releases via our sister label Bezirk, but if funds improve, a tape edition could be on the cards. It is designed as a ‘digital C120’.
I can only hope the thing is a fitting tribute to the community its capturing. Noise, beats, warm synths, garage jams, freakouts, zither improv – it’s all in there!
A few specific bits of thanks to:
- Blue Tapes & X-Ray Records for recording Trupa Trupa live at Cafe Oto
- TALsounds and Stuart Chalmers both for recording live sessions which are perhaps the highlights of the whole collection.
- Dimitris Papadatos (The Hydra), the Cahill Brothers (East Of The Valley Blues), Roslyn Steer, and Noel Meek for their positivity and enthusiastic support.
- Aidan Hanratty and Paul Margree for being a cool mf’ers
Go fetch your copy via Bandcamp
Cover photograph taken at the Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade