New Release: donotrunwithpixels – Super 32 in 1

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Today we have a brand new release to share from chip musician donotrunwithpixels. Here’s the blurb:
Putting the chic in anarchic, donotrunwithpixels returns with a double mixtape, one side of four-to-the-floor EDM, and another mashing previous releases with new drum’n’bass grooves. Staying true to his chip-purist ethos the sets feature only the sound of LSDJ on original Nintendo Game Boys. The last two years have seen these sets performed across south Wales and are now available on cassette or via download. Contains twice the adult recommended daily allowance of nihilism. Check with your GP before listening to Super 32 in 1 if you are pregnant or taking other medication.
This is a release specifically designed to be listened to on cassette, and there are only 15 copies available. You can grab one from our online shop, or from Bandcamp.

New Artist: donotrunwithpixels

Simeon Smith

We’re pleased to be able to share a brand new artist with you: donotrunwithpixels. We’ve come together to bring out their latest release on limited edition cassette, which will be out soon. In the meantime, we thought they deserved a bit of an introduction.

Cow Tongue Taco: So, who who are you, where do you come from, and how long have you been at this?

donotrunwithpixels: Hi, My name is Simeon and I’ve made music with Game Boys for the best part of a decade. Other musical projects have come and gone, but donotrunwithpixels is where I return to when I’ve totally burnt out. I’ve come to the realisation that making this music, using this process, is essential to my wellbeing. This society we’ve built makes me feel under constant pressure, and hiding behind a tiny, pea-green screen, headphones on, takes me back to a place when ignorance was bliss. I live in South Wales with my wife, kids and pet tortoise.

CTT: How would you describe your sound, and what’s your setup like?

dnrwp: I have a studio full of toys, modular gear, a beautiful old piano, a lovely double bass, some great valve mics, and some classy outboard gear, and I use exactly NONE of it for donotrunwithpixels. For me, this project is all about the limitations, using only Game Boys loaded with LSDJ. The sound is messy and anarchic, but still melodic. I hope people listen to it with big, dumb smiles on the faces.

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CTT: What’s the thought behind this upcoming release? Why cassette?

dnrwp: My work has always been quite short, with most tracks clocking in under 2 minutes, but I’ve been playing these two sets live for a couple of years now, mashing songs together, and jamming around themes and I wanted people to listen to a longer body of my work. For me, downloads are about instant gratification, whereas physical releases like cassettes are about the long listen. Plus the way Cow Tongue Taco do releases is fucking cool and fits in with my DIY aesthetic. 

You can find more from donotrunwithpixels over on their Bandcamp.

New Release: The Radio-Friendly Noises of Sandbite

Sandbite Music

Sandbite is the side project of Cyborg See Cyborg Do, whose ‘Textures for a Rainy Day‘ we released last year. Created entirely with a single Dreadbox Erebus synth and a bunch of effects, this is a digital-only release with tons of atmosphere and character. Somehow it manages to sound both dark, but upbeat at the same time. It has echoes of a not-so-distant dystopian future, where hope shines through in golden rays. It’s a pay-what-you-want release, so what are you waiting for?

Download it for free here.

For more from CSCD, check out their main Bandcamp page here.

New Release: Something in a Tank – Double EP

Today we are extremely pleased to be announcing a new artist – Glasgow’s Something in a Tank, and their double EP release.

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Something In A Tank is the ‘half-arsed solo project’ of Michael Drum, formerly of Glasgow’s infamous We Are The Physics. It’s on the noisey, dirty end of ‘artrock’, and all produced by one solitary human.

From the horse’s mouth:

In an attempt to do something other than badly play the drums, Michael started fannying about in December 2016 and has released two EPs to date, one of which is an absolute shiter. The other just sucks.

The last EP is a mixture of aggressive guitars (played badly), over-compressed drums and vocals that could be described as ‘just shouting’. For fans of Retox, Hot Nerds, Ima Robot, Faith No More and DMX.

This release itself brings together two separate EPs: ‘Sink or Swim’, and ‘Never Quite the Desired Effect’. As a bonus, there are also two extra tracks included that were up til now unreleased. Grab your copy on the shop here.

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For more music, check out somethinginatank.bandcamp.com for full releases, and soundcloud.com/somethinginatank for demos and things of that ilk.

New Release: unexpected bowtie – liberal exodus

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Today we announce the latest Cow Tongue Taco release: ‘liberal exodus’ from Glaswegian chip-botherer unexpected bowtie.

The 10 track LP is unexpected bowtie’s sixth full-length album, and the blend of Game Boy and traditional electronica is a more mature follow on from 2016’s TOKYO.

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Out on both digital and cassette, the tape portion of this release is extremely limited edition – with only five available – and costs only £2.50 more than the download, so well worth grabbing one.

You can have a listen to liberal exodus over on our Bandcamp, and get your copy of the tape in our online shop. Streaming via Spotify to follow very shortly.