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Dear Concerned Employees

  • Titre: Dear Concerned Employees
  • Artiste: Various Artists
  • Label: Staaltape
  • Format: Tape
  • Genres: Compilation, Experimental Electronic, Field Recordings, DIY, Underground Art
  • Prix: €8,50UE (incl. 19% TVA)€7,14non UE

"At the end of the month October 2018 employees of the Duke Energy Building noticed a strange package. They were concerned about the content. It could be a dangerous packet. They called the police.

I sent a request to the artists that already contributed to the Kylie tapes:
My idea is to release a one copy only tape with your contributions.
(say 5 minutes max.)
You are free to send in what ever you like.
The idea, for me, is to comfort the concerned employees,
and give some insight in our approach to the medium ‘cassette.’

You can consider the tape that I will send as a tape in an answering machine.
The employee hits play, and listens to the messages.
Your contribution can be spoken word or a copied fragment of a relax tape,
the muzak you hear when you are put on hold, or something of your own creation.

I will pack and send the copy to
Concerned Employees
Duke Energy building
550 S Tryon St, Charlotte,
NC 28202,
I sent this copy

But the tracks that the artists contributed were too good to keep them for a one-copy-release.

Tracks by Taco Bong, Kylie Minogue, KK, St_St, Sean Jason, Mrs. Mangle, El Tonto Bing Bang, The New Plastic People, Kim Wild 93.

dubbed at home from 4track master tape
with use of Yamaha MT 100 II and Marantz CP430"

Andrew O'Keefe says:
"Dear Concerned Employees rises from a murky bog of lo-fi noise, shifting into warped, muzak-style sketches; mutated and muggy pop hits, and some spoken word passages whose words are indefinable."
"The tape never takes form, but never feels insubstantial. Instead, it offers a feeling of something bubbling under the surface, a sort of paranoid energy which carries its quieter moments through effortlessly."