Sunday, 24 August 2014

Initiate Screen Prevails vinyl version out now on Sacred Tapes

The follow up EP to Yes Blythe’s Debut album ‘Keep The Faith’ first saw the light of day as a short run cassette release on the Gnod tape imprint Tesla Tapes. ‘Initiate Screen Prevails’ is finally being given a vinyl release on Sacred Tapes. Not only the first Vinyl release for the label, kicking off an offshoot SAC-R series, but also a first vinyl release for the artist.
This 30 minute EP ranges from subtle layered field recordings to intense crushing noise created with depth and detail. The record comes packaged with printed fabric insert and risograph’d recycled card info sheet.
“Yes Blythe returns after breaking our hearts with his debut album “Keep The Faith”, making his first appearance on vinyl with this sophisticated EP. The deeply atmospheric “Travels Nerves To Freedom” showcases the producer’s intimate piano style, while “At Labyrinth Borne Sun” is a swirling and immersive sound collage.”  – Piccadilly Records

All tracks written and recorded by Callum Higgins.
Piano on Travel Nerves To Freedom written and performed by Callum Higgins, recorded by Michael Seal at Robert Arato studio in Ibiza.
Mastered by Stephen Bishop (Basic House, Opal Tapes)
Initially released as a limited run cassette on Tesla Tapes (
Cover image by Callum Higgins
Sleeve design and layout by Christopher Anderson

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

[5SS007] Yes Blythe Mix

A new mix for the 5SS mix series by Slip Discs. These guys are one of the best labels in Manchester at the minute putting out some truly amazing and boundary pushing stuff so it was a pleasure to be asked to include a mix for them.

Listen to it here.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Side Projects See Release On Sacred Tapes

A couple of side projects have recently seen release on the Sacred Tapes label in limited runs of 20 copies, available from the Sacred Tapes band camp page, Piccadilly Records and Boomkat.

SAC#003: River Slaughter - Infallible Godhead

River Slaughter is a collaboration with Tombed Visions main man David McLean who also plays in a number of other musical groups as well as being heavily involved in the manchester improv scene. Infallible Godhead is the first release for the pair of us under this name. Expect more percussive driven cassette samples and atmospheric synths. Featured in the Boomkat end of year charts.

SAC#004: Swaggerjack - Side A/B

Swaggerjack is a collaboration with John Powell Jones, an illustrator and member of psych band Horrid. Swaggerjack is pure free improv noise using guitar, cassette tapes, contact mice and pedals to capture and manipulate sounds

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

New EP out on Tesla Tapes

Initate Screen Prevails - out now on Tesla Tapes

"Yes Blythe, is Callum Higgins, the head & body behind Baptists & Bootleggers, Sacred Tapes, River Slaughter and countless other projects. He has made a big impression at Gnod HQ with his relentless work rate , off the wall concepts and soldering skills. 
Following his debut album, Keep The Faith, earlier in the year, Yes Blythe returns with Initiate Screen Prevails, a two track EP. Both tracks are an attempt to capture the raw energy of recent live outings but with a more thorough, carefully constructed approach. Building layer upon layer Travels Nerves To Freedom is an onslaught of run out grooves, twisted to their limit into a grumbling mass with subtle changes guiding it along. At Labyrinth Borne-Sun sees the return of the field recordings and subtle melodies that have defined previous work by Yes Blythe. 
This really is a perfect autumn/winter release ,one for early mornings/late nights by a fire. 
Following suit of the hand packaged nature of his earlier releases, Initiate Screen Prevails comes housed in a recycled card sleeve with a fabric insert."

To get a copy visit or email to order directly from me.

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Sunday, 14 April 2013



The new album is here. Each copy of Keep The Faith comes hand packaged with a 5 page booklet and a cotton insert and you can get one absolutely free by emailing

Originally released in 2010 in an edition of 30 this album was given a full release in April 2013, 250 copies available. The album is completely free, if anyone wants a copy posting to them then email to arrange.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Hear No Evil, See No Evil CD

Mind On Fire and One Five Eight have teamed up to produced a magazine and compilation CD which will be including CEASED.COMPLETE taken off the FREE ONE EP. Other artists on the CD include Paper Tiger, The Electronic Exchange and The Legend of the Seven Black Tentacles. You can download the entire album at

Monday, 15 March 2010

FREE ONE - Take Two

The second version of the FREE ONE EP is finally finished and I'm giving them away for free(hence the name) so if anybody wants one then just send us an email.

Each one is made by hand and is individually stamped in the order they were made. There are more pics below.