Tapes

Tapes: No Broken Hearts on This Factory Floor

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Product Type: VINYL LP
Artist: Tapes

Title: No Broken Hearts on This Factory Floor
Label: Em Records
Product Type: VINYL LP

Double LP version. Plays at 45 RPM. Shifting tectonic plates, as two island nations collide! London resident Jackson Bailey aka Tapes makes Jamaica-drenched lo-fi bass music, a forward-looking mix of dub, dancehall, and electro roots channeled and filtered through old-school rhythm machines, synths, spring reverb, and delay. Recorded with glorious grit on cassette, sometimes in the red, tape hiss intact but somehow sounding bigger, better and beatier than it should, with a sweet analog patina. There's an aquatic feel here on this first full album from Bailey, a rich brew of deep and soulful sunny JA roots, hints of UK melancholy and industrial smoke, even some icily funky NYC early electro. With an old island soul and a new ear to the future, this first album from Tapes features six previously unreleased tracks plus ten tracks previously issued on his own label and other labels, including Jahtari, in various formats, included here with remastered sound in previously unreleased mixes. UK, JA, NYC: all these letters, and more, spell Tapes. Front cover art by Jimmy Cauty (The KLF). Co-production of EM Records and Corner Stone Music.

Tracks:
1.1 01. Helix Dub
1.2 02. Skankless Tascam
1.3 03. Dubbing in Bed
1.4 04. Gun Dance
1.5 05. Gold Love Riddim
1.6 06. Old Pan Sound
1.7 07. Brain Hunger Riddim (Digi Mix)
1.8 08. Atomica Rydim (Police in Helicopter)
1.9 09. Skanking to Riddim
1.10 10. Phyzikal Dub
1.11 11. Pipe Cleaner - This Weed's Making Me Nervous (Disco Mix)
1.12 12. Freak Riddim
1.13 13. Ticker Tape
1.14 14. Good Thing You Came Along
1.15 15. Oberheimer
1.16 16. Tape V

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