MINI MIDI MIXTAPE

by Various Artists

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  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $5 USD  or more

     

  • Do you want those glorious floppy disks but have absolutely no way of installing them on your computer? Do you also happen to live in the Chicagoland area?

    If so, purchase this box set package and Parlour Tapes+ will come directly to your house and install the disks ourselves. There WILL be costumes. You'll keep the disks.

    All you need is a computer with a working USB port and approximately 20 minutes of patience!
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  • Floppy Disk Box Set

    Contains eight floppy disks (3½-inch format, obviously; we're not Luddites, geeze), each one featuring track from the mixtape. An additional floppy disk contains liner notes.

    Load 'em on to your computer--one at a time--and keep them forever!

    Floppy disk labels and packaging designed by Edie Fake.

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about

To those looking for a quick-n-dirty solution to this buzz-killing "Postmodern Malaise" we're all experiencing right now (WE SEE YOU, GUY): Parlour Tapes+ has curated the perfect pick-me-up mix just for you!

PT+ has commissioned eight of its favourite composers to create music performed solely by notation software playback. No musicians. No studio recording. Just some kinda' shitty sounding digital instruments playing MIDI notation as best as they can process it.

Available as a digital download or 3½-inch floppy disk box set, each one of these freshly MIDI-made tracks weighs in at under 1.44 MB, the maximum storage size for our aforementioned physical format.

Why, that's about four Microsoft Word documents each containing a five paragraph essay for your sixth grade Social Studies class!

Needless to say, mp3s were compressed and bit rates were compromised. But our trusty composers pulled it off and we couldn't be happier with the results.

Now you may be asking:

1. Why?
2. Why MIDI software?
3. Why the purposefully shitty audio quality?
4. Why the gimmicky, nostalgia-as-commercialism floppy disk format?

Because we chose to, motherfuckers. And choice is the antidote.

CHOICE IS NOICE™
LIVE IN SPITE OF OUR OWN GOOD™

credits

released October 1, 2015

All tracks created using varying combinations of Finale, Sibelius, and Logic notation software.

Artwork and design by Edie Fake.

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