Digital Binge [mixtape]

by technēgally/mystic_

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about

One day a boy found a cassette player on the side of a rainy street in Japan. He looked around to see if anybody was coming to claim it, but he knew hesitantly that it was his.

He had nowhere to go and nothing to do on a lazy, rainy day. There was nobody home and nobody waiting on him or for him to wait for, so he walked to the nearest thrift store about one mile away.

The long, cold walk made him think of all of the tapes from his parents apartment that he intended to finally play with his new player.

When he got to the thrift store, soaking wet, he went straight to a small room of media: records, DVDs, CDs, VHS, and tapes. He went crazy looking at all of the tapes he had never heard of or seen. He felt as if he had stumbled across the greatest treasure in the world as he picked up countless forgotten used tapes, each only 10¥.

After spending an hour and a lot of money, he took another long, cold walk home, but this time he was full of excitement for the next hours he intended to spend with his tapes.

But after he listened to every single one of them, he felt unsure of what he had done. Something about the tapes spoke to him and he didn't know why.

So he went on another digital binge with the tapes, but this time creating his own with the cassettes he had already picked up.

Chopping, looping, slowing…

He liked what he had made and wanted to share it. So he had to learn how to use the internet.

This reminded him about a VHS his parents had picked out to help them set up.

This is the result.

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released June 23, 2016

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