here is how it works 25 bucks (this includes shipping and handling) buys u a 5 minute custom "one off" tape, this means i don't own a copy, there is no copies, only the (erase headlessly) multi layered, ready to play, master tape exists and you own it, this also means u own all rights to the songs on the tape (unless a cover song is requested) release it as u please or throw it in the trash or give it to your grand kids, whatever, its yours.
the tape will usually have two custom songs, but sometimes more since my songs can be very short. if u want a word or words to appear in your song im open to that, but no guarantees, im also open to covers, but i am a lazy, lazy man and probably wont take the time to learn it properly.
cash or a check made out to joey agresta is all i except,
if your gonna order one first email me at email@example.com after receiving a conformation email from me send payment to
joey pizza slice
324 n. winooski ave #2
burlington VT 05401
once i receive the payment i will make your tape and send it out within the week,
more releases and new videos coming soon, sorry to anyone who regularly checks this site,
i have been totally out of touch with computers lately,
some upcoming things to look for ...
-a split 7" (dropping soon - as joey pizza slice) with parquet courts covering pretty girls is a mother fucker and me covering picture of health
-new videos directed by me for speedy ortiz "fun" happy jawbone family band "D-R-E-A-M-I-N" and guerrilla toss "trash bed"
- a vinyl release (dropping soon-as salami junior)of "deli days/sontava nights" followed by two new 12' salami records (feeding tube records)
- a non erase headless lp as joey pizza slice (wharfcat records)
about erase heads...
before passing over the record head, a tape in a recorder passes over the erase head which applies a high amplitude, high frequency AC magnetic field to the tape to erase any previously recorded signal and to thoroughly randomize the magnetization of the magnetic emulsion. typically, the tape passes over the erase head immediately before passing over the record head.
however with this technique you cannot hear the music that being recorded over as you record, you cannot mix or adjust volumes of individual dubs and you cannot erase. the sounds will become more compressed and sometimes quieter the more audio you dubs you add in limited space of music. i've also noticed stereo anomalies that i can't really explain, but i have learnt that slightly hold fast forward can create a warbling effect that when recording will sometimes shift the sound to the right side of the stereo only. also if you hold down fast forward completely while recording you can record audio that can only be heard properly while playing in fast forward and backwards in rewind. when played in normal speed the audio sounds like big bass rumbles, this is fun trick for leaving subliminal messages in songs.
to locate an erase head on a portable tape recorder
hit eject to open the tape door, then stick your finger in to the to left corner and you should feel a small metal lever, while holding that down press record and play. up should pop two heads, the smaller one to the left is the erase head. remove it however you want, i always use a steak knife.
|by marbs w/ split cam|
photo by greg davis
photo by sam gas can
taken with a split cam at my sisters wedding. from right to left mom,dad,groom,bride,wedding photographer,flower girl.
"ranted and raved about unrequited love over a cringe-worthy cassette mix of sludgy sounds, while lurching around the stage in a wheelchair he didn’t need"
-the Boston Globe
"exploits the explicit out of a modified portable tape machine to construct freakish multilayered mutants; portions of the purest keyboard-led pop palpating with a warped mind and a pig bladder heart."
"At least he has a reason for being off-time that has creative merit"
"we feel you, salami."
- rolling stone