No © 2012
Cover art was drawn by Tom Kemp with strict instructions not to spend more than 5 minutes on it.
released April 20, 2012
This thing has been an albatross hanging around my neck since 1998. It started with a couple of bands that sent their tracks, but didn’t make the deadline, for “Attacked by Bees…” Instead of just saying, “Sorry, you’re out of luck”, I decided to put together another compilation. But, one of the complaints I heard often about my previous tape compilations was that people didn’t like the mixture of noise and music. Taking that into consideration and spreading myself thinner than I should have, I took on the task of doing two separate compilations at once; one all experimental/noise, the other grindcore/hardcore. I’ve never been terribly good at multitasking, though, and having just finished “Attacked by Bees…”, I really wasn’t feeling up to the task. Complicating things further, I was at a loss as to which compilation to put some of the bands as they really defied classification. Some of the other bands that sent tracks I just didn’t like and didn’t want to put them on either. Things were getting busier for me with Mortville. Between working my day job and filling orders in my free time; I lacked motivation to see either project to completion. Instead, these tapes have been sitting in a box for 14 years gathering dust, exclusive material people sent me for release that’s gone unheard all this time. Some of these songs could have very easily have gone on “Where’s Your Beard?”, my third compilation tape, but these tapes were all but forgotten when I started compiling it.
Some of the bands sent graphics for the booklet, but most didn’t. It’s safe to assume that all of the contact information on the graphics are outdated by now, so I’ve decided not to include any of them. Most of these bands/projects don’t exist today, a few I think may have only existed to record for these compilations. One of the tapes wasn't labeled at all and I couldn't figure out who it was, so I left them off. I got used to listening to these songs in alphabetical order, so that’s how I’m presenting them. I’m putting the music out there now to clean the slate, so enjoy it for what it is. Consider it unfinished business, an accidental time capsule.