M​​​.​​​A​​​.​​​W​​​.​​​A. Inc. Tascamania Vol. 5 - Assorted Recordings 1988​-​1989

by Maarten van der Vleuten

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assorted recordings from 1988-1989 on Tascam 4-track with Ensoniq EPS sampler and Alesis HR16 drumcomputer

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released September 19, 2014

All music written, recorded and programmed by Maarten van der Vleuten. Lyrics, vocals and backing vocals by MvdV except "Seaskull" (features samples of the interrogation of one of the official autopsy signatories by the Warren Commision regarding the assassination of president John F. Kennedy) and "Gloria" (features samples of the emergency radio broadcast from 1985 during Hurricane Gloria, Norfolk VA, USA). Equipment: Ensoniq EPS sampler, Alesis HR16, Tascam Porta One, Ibanez DD700, Alesis MidiverbII. Recorded during 1988-1989 at The Attic (NL). Post-production/mastering at Flux Studio (NL), 2013. Recorded on Tascam Porta One 4-track cassette-deck. No computers, no software.
Artwork by MAWA.

This is release number 5 in the Tascamania Series.

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Maarten van der Vleuten Netherlands

Composer/producer from the Netherlands releasing music in a wide variety of styles. (ambient/experimental as well as house/electro/techno).
Also releasing music as Flux and In-Existence (see Bandcamp).

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Track Name: The Pearl
The Pearl

once upon a time
there was a little girl
her boyfriends head was shining
like an expensive pearl
like an expensive pearl [repeat]
Track Name: The Whap
The Whap

whap whap

some time ago there was this dance called the whap whap
it crossed the ocean from far far away
whap whap

it was addictive so some couldn't stop [stop stop]
exhausting like the old english be bop [bop bop]
whap whap

dancing the whap made you feel like a wreck
some even died and fell flat on their back
do it by yourself
can you do it without help
get your shoes off the shelf
do you need any help

one day the government said that's enough
we gotta stop this thing whap it's too though
dancing to the whap
is like too much of one drug
dancing to the whap
is like dying of a drug

no more, whap, whap...
Track Name: Outrageous Nights
Outrageous Nights

the outstander watches me
confusion in his eyes
'cause he doesn't understand
the things i do at night

[these]
outrageous nights
outrageous nights
outrageous nights
never return
[these]
outrageous nights
outrageous nights
outrageous nights
tssss
[repeat]

the outstander watches me
confusion in his eyes
'cause he doesn't understand
the things i do at night
[repeat]

the outstander comes up to me
he wants to know why
the night is full of freaks
and error 399
[repeat]
Track Name: A Case Of Amnesia
A Case Of Amnesia

on the corner of 17th street
6 am and new york is asleep
some kind of weirdo stopped me and said it's just
another case of amnesia
i looked him in the eyes
saying, what do you mean
he said it's just another case of amnesia

then he ran away
don't turn your back on me
he ran away
don't turn your back on me

three years later i read this newspaper saying
3 year old body found - man died of starvation
i assumed it was just
another case of amnesia

hard to believe
or just hallucinations
Track Name: Song For Sidon
Song For Sidon

well, this little song, is for Sidon
she came to my door, she looked real sour
i was in the showers and couldn't come
to open the door, for my Sidon

i grabbed my glasses, ran to the window
but you had left, Sidon was gone
in the distance i saw you, on your bike and i regret this,
because you're one of the few i really like

this little song, is for Sidon
she came to my door, and i hit the floor
[repeat]
hit the floor


don't get me wrong, it's just a song
don't get a stroke, just catch the joke

this little song, is for Sidon
she came to my door, and i hit the floor
[repeat]
Track Name: Hate Yourself
Hate Yourself

you are complaining
all the time
and you are never
satisfied, yeah
people hate you
because you lie
and you then act like if there's nothing wrong

you could read a book
or write a letter
or watch a movie
as long as you are doing it alone

how is it like to hate yourself
how does it feel to hate yourself

you're so unhappy, with who you are
but you refuge to change, a mental war
your mental war

how is it like to hate yourself
how does it feel to hate yourself
how is it like to hate yourself
how does it feel to hate yourself

hate yourself, hate yourself
Track Name: Seaskull
Seaskull

[sample]
you were asked for it, were you provided the brain?
no, uh, the brain is not available...
Track Name: Summer 87
Summer 87

spring has come
the birds are dead
the sour rain
all that poison
in the ground
we laugh and cheer
we hope the rain
won't come again
and drown us
drown us
again

we hope that the spring won't ruin our holiday
the birds are dead
because it's summer
summer summer
again

the poison, the water
the poison, the sour rain
and dead birds are flying, frying in my backyard
again

summer, summer, summer again
Track Name: Gloria
Gloria

[sample from radio broadcast]
well about hurricane gloria and what you should and should not do according to local officials
and let me touch back on this again
evacuation recommended by dark, before dark this evening for ocean view within two blocks of the chesapeake bay
Track Name: One More Song
One More Song

[mumbling]

today, i went for a swing
at once some people ran up to me they thought i was drowning
but i said oh no, it's just the blues
it's just the blues, the baby blues
i've got the blues, the baby blues

[mumbling]