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.

 

New Release: Son of a Bit! – Chorophobia EP

Today we are pleased to announce another brand new release, from a brand new Cow Tongue Taco artist: Son of a Bit!

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Chorophobia is an energetic blast of hardcore chipmusic, and we’re really pleased to have them join the Cow Tongue family.

You can grab your copy of the EP as a free digital download, or on cassette tape over on our main shop, or on Bandcamp.

Son of a Bit! at Micro Invasion 2010

CTT: Tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you, and where do you come from?

SoaB: I’m Sanditio Bayu Estuputro, a freelance illustrator / comic artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I really love making many things I love (such as chip-music, drawings, comics, pixel-arts, etc)! Oh, and I also had another chip-music cover project called “Little-Sound Orchestra” (http://facebook.com/littlesoundorchestra), maybe you can check that out if you have more time.

CTT: How did you get into making chip music?

SoaB: When I was in high school (late 2007/2008), my older brother introduced YMCK (Japanese chiptune group) to me. I was instantly hooked and kept some of the songs in my mp3 player. I really excited about this group and tried to introduce YMCK’s “Magical 8-bit Tour” to one of my best classmate, Pajar Prasetyo and he really liked it! Inspired by that, Pajar suggested that I create a chiptune project with his friend Fajar Sidik. One of his reasons to make this project is, in Indonesia, there wasn’t that many chip-tune projects around, and chip-music sounds really unique! From there, we learned how to make Chip-music together from some tutorials on Youtube… and that was the time when “Majemuk” born, a chiptune / hip-hop group which I run with them. We were also invited to several events such as Chipmovement vol.1 in Depok (a city close to Jakarta), Jakarta Toys Fair 2009, and many others. But, in April 4th 2009, I decided to resign from Majemuk (due to a personal reason) and create a chiptune project inspired by heavy music called “Son of a Bit!”.

CTT: Your style is pretty unique; a sort of cross between metal and chiptune. How would you describe it?

SoaB: Some people call it “Nintendocore”, but I’m trying to avoid this term right now for a personal reason. Maybe i would just call it Heavy-Chip Music or just Chip-music, because I focus more on 8-bit sounds than other instruments. Yes, I add some other instruments in my music (such as Electric guitar) but it’s only a few and nothing more than 2 instruments. Most of my music is inspired by metal music in games such as Guilty Gear & BlazBlue series (Hell yes, Daisuke Ishiwatari is my number one inspiration for this project!) and some other great chip-music artists like Virt, Zabutom and Shitbird.

CTT: Tell us a bit about the album… and how it was put together.

SoaB: This album was supposed to be released 6 years ago (2011). But at that time I was focusing on another project so the release of this EP was abandoned. After checking back the old files on my hard disk, I finally remembered that this album existed! So I decided to release it in this year. This album focuses on songs that have vocals, so I add every vocal tracks that Son of a Bit! had. Some songs in this album is already in my 2nd album “re.demon.stration EP” and I remastered them for this new album (but too bad, that EP link download has already expired). I also added one more track “DEMITUHAN” for the cassette tape version.

SoaB: The name “Chorophobia” itself is an expression of my anxiousness against many other dance music inspired chip-music in my country. The fact that in Indonesia, there’s more or less 75% of chip-music artists here focused on this dance music thing. Maybe most of chip-music artsits here are dance music fans and that’s why there are so many of them. Well, I don’t mean to hate and blame them since there’s no prohibition to make any music with this medium (and most of them are my bestfriends!) but I just want to show to other people (mostly to non-dance music fans) that you can make any music with chiptune and that’s why chiptune is a great alternative medium to start with! Hope you like the new album ❤ \m/

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New Release: Renku Corporation – Ending Definite Failure

We are pleased to announce a new release, this time from America’s Renku Corporation, who we featured back in April.

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‘Ending Definite Failure’ is over 90 minutes of modular electronic music, with additional bonus tracks exclusive to this release.

You can grab a copy of the limited edition tapes over on the Cow Tongue Taco shop, or from our Bandcamp page.

New Release: cuhto and kupo – crow road

Today we have another new release to announce: ‘crow road’ from experimental noise duo cuhto and kupo, who we introduced previously here.

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The split EP is comprised of two twenty minute long tracks, both of which are created from a single, four bar piano loop.

As well as the digital download (available for just £1 here), we have a limited run of 10 cassette tapes, with art-work hand painted by the artist.

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You can grab a copy for a fiver from the Cow Tongue Taco shop here.

In additional news, we have updated the awesome Magnificent Bastard release, which is now a bumper double EP: Play Some Rap Music / Under Blue Moon. It also comes with an additional remix by unexpected bowtie.

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You can grab a copy of that from the shop here. It’s great, so you definitely should while you can.

Closet Organ and Magnificent Bastard Videos

We have a couple of new music videos out from Cow Tongue Taco artists Magnificent Bastard, and Closet Organ.

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‘Winter Time Boxed Wine’ is from the new Magnificent Bastard EP – ‘Under Blue Moon‘ – available from their Bandcamp page here.

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‘Gay the Sad Away’ is taken from the band’s debut album ‘5318008’, which you can buy on digital, vinyl, and cassette tape from our online shop.