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