by Spaghetti Castle

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Memorexia 03:15


Spaghetti Castle is back on The Dark Thursday with the now most wholesome release on the label, Memorexia.

The artist let me know that his parents made the tape in the 80s, so he is the child that you can hear throughout the single. As parents do, they introduce him to objects and ideas, the focus of this tape being the recorder. It makes for a very charming, slice of life piece.

Ian manipulates the tape a few ways from what I can tell. The first noticeable thing is playing with the hiss, it takes center stage for a bit in the beginning. It is then further manipulated in a musique concrete sort of way with cuts, loops and some pitching. To add to this (and I could be wrong) it sounds like Ian was touching and playing around with the recorder as a child, as you can hear plenty of handling noises. This adds an interesting layer of self collaboration, unknowing on the artist as a child of course.

There is mention of Santa in the second half of the track, and that young Ian wants help making music from Santa, adding an all too cute meta element to the track.

This is by far the most wholesome release on The Dark Thursday and I implore you to listen to it.



released February 14, 2020


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