Since the mid 1970’s, Randy Greif has been pushing the boundaries of auditory arts, often incorporating electronic, computer and concrete music with spoken word, “sound theater”, and field recordings. Location recordings in places such as Amazonia, New Guinea, and Thailand have found their way, often manipulated, into some of Greif’s music, branding it as “tribal” electronics. Trademark styles are dense layers of atmospherics, cut-up vocals, and shifting minimal rhythms. “Dark” and “hallucinatory” are often used to describe the overall tone of his work.
A1, A2, A4 taken from Golden Joy Club (Swinging Axe Productions, cassette, 1986)
A3, A5 taken from The Shadow Traders (Swinging Axe Productions, cassette, 1988)
A6 taken from Bloc Opératoire N°2 compilation (Medicinal Tapes, cassette, 1987)
A7 previously unreleased (1988).
Instrumentation: sampler, synthesizer, tape treatments, found sounds, percussion & electronic devices.
Before Justin Brandis and Andy Rantzen began to call themselves Pelican Daughters in 1985, they were Knapp, a surrealist sound project making cassettes in 5-10 print runs for a Sydney import store on their self-imagined cassette label Masking Tapes.
All tracks from side B recorded in 1984 and taken from “Out Of The Mouths Of Babes” (Masking Tapes, cassette, 1985).
Written and produced by Andy Rantzen and Justin Brandis. Editing by Hotel Delta!
Instrumentation: cassette 4-track, home organ, microphone and early digital delay pedal.