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Swamp Patrol 84

by Swamp Patrol

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Side A
"A.M. In The Swamp" 31:25

Chickens and Insulation
Exploring the Swamp
Big Punk Place
Swamp Massacre
The Melee
Dioramas Of Stuffed Animals
The Crystal Ship
Heeping Obscenities On Water
Lost in the Swamp
Twilight in the Swamp
Swamp Creature Ritual
Swamp Woman Lament
Titanium White
The Farewells Take Place In Silence
Intrigue & Surprise
Network Of Hidden Intention

Side B
"P.M. In The Swamp" 31:27

Jesus In The Swamp
Gregorian Chant Funk #1
Mortal But With A Vision
Exile In Belgium in 1815
Her Hopeful Stupidity
Angry Mouth
Decaying Glass
The Search For Nothing
I Like Sex
Music For Dead Music
You Putting Me Down
Slapstick and Raucous
Describing Intangible Worlds
With Gravel In Little Boxes
Sojourn To Tahiti
Ektachrome Transparency
Pleasure Of The Simple Life
Structure Collapse
Soft Light On Water
Asparagus Comprehension

Swamp Patrol was a collaboration of Hal McGee and Debbie Jaffe (Viscera) with David Mattingly (of Gabble Ratchet and Bright Too Late). This lo-fi wonder of a tape is one of my personal favorites in my catalog. It is a grab bag of tape collage, instrumentals and improvisations (including kitchen utensils), simultaneous readings from seemingly-unrelated texts (The Bible and J.G. Ballard's Crash), segments from instructional and educational records, and other dadaistic, absurdist behavior on tape. Swamp Patrol 84 was originally recorded for inclusion in an issue of Level Mail Art zine -- participants were invited to submit 100 copies of an art object -- 100 boxed issues containing the contributions of all the participants were distributed to subscribers and participants.

Manic sub/pre/post/un-conscious neo-absurdist automatistic musical meanderings, cut-ups and jams from the same people who brought you 60 MINUTES OF LAUGHTER. Instrumentation includes dream machine, car noise, sonic boom, ultra/micro/mini-moog freak receptor, guitar, keyboards, toilet bowl scum, ear wax, cancer of the vocal cords, chain saw, alligator windpipe, waring blender, etc... And titles include "Dioramas Of Stuffed Animals", "SWamp Creature Ritual", "Jesus in The Swamp", "Gregorian Chant Funk #1" and 32 others. Comes packaged in a plastic bag with found "art" objects, messages, liner notes and junk. A near steal for the price.
- January 1985 Cause And Effect Cassette Distribution Catalog


released December 12, 2013


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