Stream: tapedesk – three euro and forty cent


You know what’s missing from your Friday? Yes, you guessed it! An experimental, ambient vocal work composed using flipped coins (adding to a total of €3.40), eight notes, a notebook, and something to record the results onto.

And that’s about all we know about tapedesk, a mysterious artist out of Dublin whose first release is both playfully cynical and utterly beguiling. As this 15-minute piece plays through its eight movements it is easy to become absorbed in the sound of the looped, droning vocals. Reminiscent of fellow Dublin experimentalists Rollers/Sparkers or even, at a push, pioneering vocal manipulator Meredith Monk, this is  a welcome helping of clever composition/oddness.

Read the description on tapedesk’s Bandcamp to get a better idea of how the piece was made. With more expected to come soon, keep your ears at the ready.