DON MANDARIN - TAPES 'Art Edition' Box-Set. Volumes 1 - 2 - 3


Around three years ago when I was still living at 'bum towers' I answered my door to a guy handing me a bunch of cassettes, asking if I was Bumtapes and did I want to give them a listen. I don't think much else was said except "cheers, I'll check them out" he seemed in a rush and I didn't catch his name.  Due to the state of my flat (and myself) at the time, they got covered by piles of junk before I got to play them. When they finally appeared again some time later, listening to them, I was blown away with its mixture of Musique Concrete and strange urban and industrial ambience. No contact details, only vague and conflicting titles. I couldn't even remember what the guy looked like and internet searches drew a blank, so the tapes slowly got mixed up in the piles again.  About six months later he finally got in contact again and after two years of sporadic emails and missed meetings we finally met up to dig through a mountain of unreleased tape recordings (far too many to pass on) to get the long promised release realised.
A three volume box-set housed in high quality embossed card boxes with numbered screen-printed dust covers and individual photographs. Each volume consists of five cassettes and a three colour screen-printed/spray painted A3 art print. All handmade by Bathtub-Printing/Bumtapes.

If you have an old radio and you turn the tuning wheel right to the end of the frequency dial then force it a bit more til the wheel breaks, you'll find similar transmissions. Documented exorcisms of old tape machines. An audio travel diary of the passing between rooms.

Volume.1
SOLD OUT! Vol.2 still available.   

Untitled - C15
Mother by Dona Mangerine - C40
BASIC/BASIC SOUNDS - Volume 6 - C40
SILVER CHAINS by DONA MANGERINE Vol.1 - C40
Untitled - C15
- Limited A3 Art Print -



 Volume.2
  

LOCAL SOUNDS VOLUME 4 - C40
Black Crows w/ Local Basic Sounds. Dona Mangerine / Pak Yuk Distortions 3 - C20
Patchouli in Silver Chains - C15
pAK YUK - C40
AFTER AMBUSH - C12
- Limited A3 Art Print -


Due to the Handmade nature of the release each box-set is VERY Limited
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Vol.2 Boxset



 Volume.3
SOLD OUT! Vol 2 still available

                                 
RFW RECORDING SUPPLIES Recycled Cassette - C15
Untitled - C15
META CASSETTEN - C40
Untitled - C15
LOCAL SOUNDS VOLUME 1 - C40
- Limited A3 Art Print -

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Vol.3 Boxset



 

MICRODEFORM - Neural Regression. C50


Microdeform’s new album Neural Regression extends the exploration of space and granular sound layers displayed on the debut Mortlake into further expressive realms of aural diffraction. Jazz and Classical motifs are refracted by physical audio manipulation through a tapestry of tones – from the lone horn calling across the fog of memory and melody on opener ‘Reverie’ to the bursts of trapped String Players encased in the drowning swirl of closer ‘Provenance’.
In between, Neural Regression exemplifies Microdeform’s attention to every sonic opportunity in detail and space, tone and timbre. The coruscating loop maelstrom of ‘The Fire of Revolution’, spectral blast-furnace future of ‘Crosstalk’, thundering industrial wave- machine churn of the title track and the subtle yet foreboding sense of unease of 'Self Exile' point to many directions of departure within the central exploratory framework. Neural Regression is a further deeper step into Microdeform's signature sound-world. (Anthony Brown)
Limited run comes in a Metallic Bronze Screen-printed wrap-around Dust Jacket.



COIMS - The Gims. C35


Bristol's forward thinking primitives, Coims finally release their new album on Bumtapes and we couldn't be happier. The duo's live set has been opening a few heads recently with its free form experimental clatter and minimal driftings, and their studio recordings don't disappoint either.
This new tape documents some serious studio workouts. Reminiscent of early Jackie-O Motherfucker or a stripped down NNCK. Ritual is broken by exploding kernels of outer percussive sounds, sonic vignettes punctured by hammered strings and the industrial throb are swept along by a wave of improv . Mind blown.
limited to 60 copies. Numbered and Hand Screen-printed on heavy card stock.

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THE EVIL USSES - Giblets C35

Free form lo-fi jazz weirdness from Bristol's Evil Usses. limited edition of 30
a word or two from Evil HQ...
In the Autumn of 2014 the Evil Usses received a telegram at their Bristol headquarters from Professor David Pepper in Fishguard. The details were oblique but the mission was clear - travel to the end of time and try to capture the disintegrating fabric of reality on the Atlantic edge, document the ultimate death and re-birth of the Welsh dream and save the Princesses. The band enlisted the services of renowned cartographer and natural historian Roberto Oggiano, who by chance had recently recovered a Little Tykes cassette recorder from the depths of the Marianas trench, a special tool for the recycling of time, myth and music. 
     For six days they toiled across the mountains and moors, trailers loaded with amplifiers and victual provisions. Fortuitously, outside Abergavenny they encountered the roving alchemist Mattheo Bortone and his travelling pharmacy, who supplied them with the rare finger fungus that would make it possible for them to survive the extreme habitats of Fishguard. 
    As they neared the far western coastline, a spectral fog enveloped the convoy, causing great confusion and unprecedented distortions. The last thing they heard was the cry of Professor Pepper's bells from the tower of the Council of Wizards, a bleak refrain in the night, a desperate wail of electronic organ, the crumbling of the Strumble Head, a thousand seagulls in phased revolt. 
    Eighteen months later, a cassette tape was hand delivered to the Evil HQ by messengers unknown; the band claim no memory of it's creation. T h i s   i s   G I B L E T S.

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HEART MUSEUM - Klare Tage C30

Recorded in Berlin and Bristol, early 2012, using electric guitars, sleepdrone 6, pocket piano, microkorg, korg monotribe, voice, various effect-pedals, e-bow, zoom H1, a tube amp and the RC20 looper.
HM is Artem Bezukladnikov, based in Berlin and active since 2008. Klare Tage is the last release under the Heart Museum moniker - an ode to Bristol, the old Bumtapes HQ, english tea, lazy afternoons, Ross Roberts’ record collection and the everloving memory of Joey Chainsaw. Excerpts of the b-side were used in the movie „Swimmers“ by Kristina Paustian, screening right now in selected international festivals. 
Screen-printed Edition of 30
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STUART CHALMERS & GRAHAM DUNNING - Home Taping. C61



With a shared use of cassettes, sampling and lo-fi bedroom production a collaboration seemed a natural choice when Stuart Chalmers and Graham Dunning first met in September 2014.
Following a recording session at The Island in Bristol with Henry Collins at the controls, the two each filled a C60 and swapped them over. With half of the material each, they worked independently, overdubbing, re-sampling and live mixing to create new tracks.
Stuart Chalmers is a tape scavenger exploring the poetry of old cassettes, junk, household objects, electronics, contact mics and synths.
Graham Dunning is an artist, musician and producer working with rhythm and drone, things that people throw away, DIY and collage.
cover design from a collage by Jay Harper
Screen printed covers. Limited edition of 30
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GAS 2 - the complete Batman & Skeleton strips.



The complete Batman & Skeleton comic strips. collected together for the first time,
Gas 2 follows the high and drunken mania of two out of work bums. born from a series
of latenight improvised comic "Jams" by Ross Lovelock & Joey Chainsaw.  
40 pages. Glued, handbound, xeroxed and screenprinted by Bathtub Printing.
Limited to 20 copies. £10
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FAG RADIO - Bristol Broadcast Archive selection 4 x C90-C110





SOLD OUT 
Fag Radio's Bristol transmissions ran from early 2012 to summer 2015 mainly out of the FAG Studios in King Square Bristol. Curated and run by Zamzam's H and Olmo, the station broadcast over 80 live performances from visiting musicians and artists over its three year period. The show also travelled, broadcasting from other spaces and festivals in the UK and Europe before relocating and broadcasting it's last few closing transmissions from 'The Zone' warehouse.


This boxset focuses on the Bristol Broadcasts with 4 cassettes from C90 to C110. 8 full sides from 20 different artists selected from some of the most memorable performances from the Fag Radio archive. Housed in a handmade box, It also includes a hand bound 30 page book filled with photographs documenting Fag Radio and its shows. all hand screen-printed by Bathtub printing.

A joint release from Bumtapes & Zamzam rec. limited to 26 copies. (only 13 in the UK) 
£15 

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H.U.M - We Are One. C30

WE ARE ONE
EVERYTHING & ALL UNDER THE SUN
AND THE MOON AND THE STARS...
WE'VE COME FROM FAR, FOLLOWED OUR PATH
FOLLOWED OUR HEARTS AND NOW WE ARE HERE
IN THE SIGHTS WE SEE AND THE SOUNDS WE HEAR
WE RIDE INFINITY AND SURF THE SPHERES
FROM TIMES ETERNAL AND SINCE IT ALL BEGAN
WE ARE ALL AS ONE, WE BREATH AS ONE
WE ARE...

H.U.M

Screen printed edition of 44
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more info here.. http://www.zamzamrec.org/HUM.html

JOEY CHAINSAW - Wraiths of Stokes Croft C18


SOLD OUT
Make no mistake this is a vivid slice of Joey Chainsaw... a glittering wound of luminescent noise from deep within Cava basement clawing at the sky in a abattoir of electrics and mangled supermarket trolleys...
limited to 25 and housed in a limited edition screenprinted box.