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

by Maarten van der Vleuten

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1.
02:23
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]
2.
02:33
3.
03:00
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...
4.
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]
5.
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
6.
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]
7.
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
8.
06:12
Seaskull [sample] you were asked for it, were you provided the brain? no, uh, the brain is not available...
9.
03:45
10.
03:56
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
11.
05:17
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
12.
04:40
13.
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]

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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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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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