Music

For the first volume of Why the Tapes Play Records' Covers Project series, nine artists interpret work from Swedish electro-folk band Wintergatan. A wide range of reinventions—from solo kalimba to chamber-pop to oddball electronic. 

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A reissue of this lost, barely-released 1997 album by The High Beams. Daydream is underwater lo-fi dream pop for guitar and drum machine.

Released by Why the Tapes Play.

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Three pieces of lo-fi instrumental piano on a three-inch CD. Music that exists beautifully outside of time.

Released on Why the Tapes Play. Listen on Bandcamp.

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A split between long-running lo-fi heavyweight Orange Cake Mix and some of the artists that love him. Seven songs from OCM, fourteen covers from folks like: A Journey Of Giraffes, Hifi Envelope, Capitano Merletti, William Elmore Wiltshire, The Journals Kept, Tremolo Ghosts, Mud Pie Sun, Tapes & Tubes, Nolan Kurtz.

Released on Why the Tapes Play. Limited-edition CD, 20 copies, hand-numbered, comes with liner-note booklet with essays and interviews...[ continued ]

Otherworldly hammered dulcimer lushness. Surprising, largely instrumental, with splashes of Dorothy Carter's mystical Malvina Reynolds-esque vocals.

Smartly hand-printed and designed. Released on Why the Tapes Play Records.