Dotlip

by Steven Dressler

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Recorded in 1991/92 when I was 15, and released in 1992, Dotlip was my first tape. No it wasn't, it was my second tape from 1994. Actually it was both. It was reissued with different artwork by the IMMP label in 1994 with some tracks remaining the same, but many discarded and their best parts combined into new tracks. Frank Zappa called that method "xenochrony," now people call it "mashup." Originally all bouncing was done between the four track and a stereo cassette deck, and for the reissue I upgraded to a borrowed DAT machine. The music here is from my preferred IMMP version of Dotlip, but with the original cover art edited to reflect the reissue's content. I liked some of the parts so much, a few that made it to the IMMP Dotlip made it to yet another piece, "Music on the Desert Road," which is on my second (or third) tape, Music of the Man 5,000 Years Ago (which was never released until now, digitally on Bandcamp).

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released August 27, 1994

Composed, Performed & Engineered by Steven
at Dull Aches in 1991/92. Reconstructed in 1994.

Instruments: Airplane 5 Analog Synthesizer 13 Bass Guitar 4 8 11 13 Bugle 10 Cardboard Box 6 Casio SK-1 (All tracks) Cat 3 Cranberry Juice Cocktail Bottle 3 Drum Program 2 4 13 Electric Guitar 2 6 9 11 12 13 Feedback 2 3 8 Fisher Price Xylophone 2 Grass 5 Indian Flute 8 Intersound 13 Little Tykes Xylophone 2 Manual Drum Machine 3 10 Masters of the Universe Vehicle 10 Mighty Siren 10 Mini Piano 8 Orgatron 2 2 14 Plastic Board 2 Plastic Sheet 12 Shortwave 6 12 Sneaky Squeaker 10 Sorryod (homemade clay wind instrument) 3 8 Steel Drum 1 12 Swing Set 5 Talking Toy Tambourine 10 Voice 3 6 8 13 Whirling Ukulele 6 Wind 5 Yamaha PSS-170 2 Zither 3 13

Notes on the more ambiguous tone poems:
Technology (2), Pastoral (5), Wild Jungle (9)

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