May 26, 2023
My Memory Is The Object / My Feelings Are The Memories
The Dark Tapes and Bill Cutbill collaboration of your dreams – OBELISK [SS119] – is released today worldwide!
OBELISK is a journey through time and space in another realm, featuring hard breakbeats, pitch-shifting vocals and drone synthesizers. Everything leads in one direction to what one can only describe as "obelisk".
This EP is the first ever collaboration between Bill Cutbill and Dark Tapes.
Dark Tapes, aka, Chris Hadzipetros, is an experimental online-based artist working in realms of vaporwave, hardware synth jams, ambient music and breaks.
Bill Cutbill's solo material to date has been more tranquil, experimental folk electronic, though people familiar with his other project, World News, will feel at home with the textures in OBELISK... like a duckling cut off from its mother that must jump into a new body of water to rejoin the family.
OBELISK undoubtedly belongs in the tech noir sci-fi realm, with Bill Cutbill & Dark Tapes describing the genre purely as dystopian.
Join them on the ride now on all platforms, and purchase a strictly limited edition cassette via bandcamp.
There will be a very special one-off live performance of OBELISK on JUNE 3rd at HANDLEBAR in Toronto. Unmissable - all the details here.
The future is dark. Darker than Terminator 3.
May 12, 2023
Dark Tapes and Bill Cutbill Unite In Formation
It's release day at Safe Sounds HQ, and a brand new project has just been born!
That's right, Dark Tapes and Bill Cutbill have joined forces on a four-track electronic dystopian EP ~ OBELISK [SS119] ~ which arrives May 26th via Safe Sounds. It's the collaboration you never knew you needed, and can now not bear to live without.
Debut single IN FORMATION is available to watch and stream immediately worldwide on all platforms in existence.
The track features that signature Dark Tapes sound with snarling beats, harrowing strings and a whole lot of glitch, combined with Cutbill's vocals, warm synthesizers and processed soundscapes. Brace yourself and join the adventure now.
OBELISK will be released on strictly limited edition black cassettes with full black Norelco cases. "But how do I pick one up", I hear you shout?!
Grab one at the OBELISK EP release show, June 3rd in Toronto at Handlebar with MOONBEAN, Regina Gently + Nuni. If you can't make it, you can also snag one on the Dark Tapes bandcamp... but be quick.
Dark Tapes concludes - "The OBELISK Cassette is a mysterious artifact, regarded by many experts in astro-science to be NOT of this world. Do you dare look into the onyx-black void, and are you prepared for total destruction of ego as you project your consciousness across a trillion dimensions of time space and physics."
Welcome to the future. The future is dark. Darker than Terminator 1, and way, way darker than Terminator 2.
Mar 24, 2023
"I'm A Chrysalis ~ Purple Wings."
RUM DO are reborn today with the brand new single — Chrysalis.
This is the fourth track from the upcoming EP, You Just Have To Be, which arrives digitally and on shiny limited edition cassette, April 28th. DIY electro-pop has never been so weird.
Speaking of Chrysalis, Harry Perry of RUM DO said —
"...it's about transformation; the end of one thing and the start of something new.
"Endings can be difficult to accept, but it's all part of the natural process of life. Death is needed to make room for new experiences to blossom.
"The idea of a moment existing between two points is something we explore across this EP, AKA a "singularity". Whether that be a path walked, a stream of consciousness or an entire lifetime.
"Through a funky DIY-pop lens, this EP inspects the smooth and the rough, the light and the dark. We hope it brings you some joy!"
Listen on Spotify now or buy a phsyical copy of RUM DO's You Just Have To Be on limited edition sweet purple cassettes via Bandcamp.