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Vertical Jamming

by Phew

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  • First Edition Cassette
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    The 60-minute cassette version has “Cheers” and “Encore” given a side each, with “Drone” available as a digital download bonus track. Housed in a two colour printed j-card cassette box designed by Studio Tape Echo. It is the fourth in the Disciples series of half-releases, following on from the Black Lodge Lodgewars tape (DISC1.5), the Bogdan Raczynski x 8ball jungle soundclash We Used To Corrupt Each Other With Art & Coffee (DISC2.5), and His Name Is Alive radio collage 6Teen OK (DISC3.5). Further entries in this ongoing ‘deeper dive’ side catalogue are coming soon from the roster, including some unexpected collaborations.

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  • Second Edition Cassette
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    The first 'green' edition is completely sold out but to celebrate the release of Phew's new LP Vertigo KO on Disciples we have produced this second 'red' edition. The 60-minute cassette version has “Cheers” and “Encore” given a side each, with “Drone” available as a digital download bonus track. Housed in a one colour printed j-card cassette box designed by Studio Tape Echo.

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  • Third Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Both the first green edition and the second red edition of this tape are now sold out so we're making this third blue edition available. The 60-minute cassette version has “Cheers” and “Encore” given a side each, with “Drone” available as a digital download bonus track. Housed in a one colour printed j-card cassette box designed by Studio Tape Echo.

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1.
Cheers 29:08
2.
Encore 26:50
3.
Drone 11:16

about

A scene-setter for a forthcoming LP of unheard material, Vertigo KO, coming soon on Disciples. Vertical Jamming rescues two expansive longform pieces from a tour only CD released in 2016, and adds a previously unreleased track, “Drone”.

Explaining the background to the music, Phew comments: “Drone was recorded in 2014. It is a track that expresses the mood of those days, guided by the sound of a very simple oscillator. At the time of the catastrophe in Japan in 2011 and the Fukushima nuclear accident, and the change of government in 2013, I didn't feel like singing at that time, and instead started making music using a very simple oscillator. Cheers and Encore recorded alongside the album New World using two more complex synthesizers. The content is a sequel to Drone, a sketch of the mental landscape from 2014 to 2015.”

credits

released May 14, 2020

Recorded at Phew’s place in December 2015. Music by Phew. Originally issued on CD by Bereket and sold only at “A New World Tour” in 2016. Sound design and mastering by Hiroyuki Nagashima. Photography by Masayuki Shioda. Layout and photo treatment by Studio Tape Echo. A 2020 Disciples production under exclusive licence from Phew. Look out for Vertigo KO, coming soon.

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Phew Tokyo, Japan

Phew's career began in the 70s fronting trailblazing Osaka punk group Aunt Sally (who released one album on Vanity Records in 1979). Ryuichi Sakamoto produced Phew's first solo release in 1980 and in 1981 Pass Records issued her debut LP, a classic featuring H. Czukay and J. Liebezeit of Can, and Conny Plank. She’s since collaborated with members of DAF, Neubauten, The Raincoats and more. ... more

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