Clasp / Click

by Dega-Ray

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Cause And Effect
Clasp / Click
Music Studio "A" 1984?
San Francisco, USA
C24 (one side of a 60-minute cassette)

CLASP/CLICK is a six-track K7 of quirky, "Cabaret Rock" by San Francisco musicians Ramey Owen and Degan Julty. They have worked for the last four years playing in clubs from Ohio to New York City to San Francisco crafting a sound that is in their own words, "Rock Poetry with lyrics and music that speak, sing, and move with both Art and electric popular flair". Their style has a strong affinity for performance art and in fact, films, slides, and movement are incorporated in their live performances. Ramey is one of the most unique vocal stylists we have heard, not a voice or approach that one easily forgets and Degan weaves absorbing minimal backdrops for her witty declamations and declarations. Dega-Ray speaks and sings of current issues, modern moods and future possibilities.
- January 1985 Cause And Effect Cassette Distribution Catalog

The Clasp / Click cassette is presented here in archival form with the permission of Dagen Julty of Dega-Ray.

1. Reflex [00:13]
2. Settling Down [03:25]
3. Touch [7:20]
4. Video Dream [13:04]
5. Tribal Confrontation [16:02]
6. Render [20:35]
[approximate start times of each track]

Clasp / Click by Dega-Ray was listed in the January 1985 Cause And Effect Cassette Distribution catalog.
It is presented here strictly for archival, educational, historical, and non-commercial purposes. All rights belong to the artists.

These recordings are straight transcriptions from an original copy of the cassette as it was published by Dega-Ray in 1984. No attempt has been made to enhance or "improve" the sound quality.

Pictured above is a cover of an original copy of Clasp / Click. The cover has discolored/yellowed due to age.

The audio file is a transcription of the entire side of the cassette, not divided into tracks. This was done for two reasons:
1) to give the listener an opportunity to hear the sides of the tape as continuous listening experiences just as someone might have heard them if they bought the tape from Cause And Effect in 1985
2) to highlight and emphasize the non-commercial nature of this archival presentation

The main purposes here are to preserve artifacts and documents of Cassette Culture Era history, and to honor the artists and labels who produced them.

This is the third entry of a project that I have recently commenced to thoroughly document the cassettes that were distributed and produced by Cause And Effect. I expect this project to take several years to complete.

More information on Clasp / Click and Cause And Effect can be found here


released November 23, 2013



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