W+D011 Patrick Higgins - Stereo 2xC48

Patrick Higgins || STEREO 2xC48 || OƎЯƎTƧ 2xC48

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STEREO Pointillist

STEREO is a three-part composition written and recorded by in quadraphonic stereo by downtown composer/guitarist Patrick Higgins, formerly of Animal and currently of ZS. Making use of extended techniques, time-shift and phase manipulations, as well as a custom-designed digital delay interface, Higgins’ STEREO is a work that both celebrates and disfigures the tradition of solo guitar performance. Clocking in at 48 minutes, STEREO is a must for fans of drone, post-minimalism, avant-garde, and uncompromising instrumental works.

STEREO will be released on two stereophonic cassettes designed to be played simultaneously on two independent stereo systems or through a single quadraphonic receiver connected to two tape decks. In the tradition of four channel stereo gear of the 70s (hyped in marketing materials as the next logical step after stereo dominated mono) and presaging the later dominance of home theaters and multi-channel setups, quadraphony — the forefather of surround sound — is lovingly resurrected for this ambitious and unusual release.
In addition to the double-cassette, each edition includes a multi-format digital download code that gives you access to both a standard stereo mp3 downmix of the composition for every-day use, plus a multi-channel FLAC for playback on your home theater, DTS-compliant system, car stereo, etc.

125 crimson tapes with white imprint || Unique gull-wing double-tape case