While moving, I located two copies of the M / R cassette, originally issued in a 50 copy run at Cicada Shell Tapes - now out of print. Mono / Rot is the length of a full-length album, but it is actually two EPs presented side by side (Bike only releases EPs). The trax were made on a dingy bedroom carpet with a handful of hardware rigged up in the most unconventional ways.
**NOTE: The items listed in the back catalog sale have all been found while unpacking. Some of them have been packed away for years in storage, and may have small imperfections. These are being sold as is, as the artifacts they are, to raise money for implementing the new studio. No refunds will be given.
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"Mono/Rot is a double EP (each side of the tape is an entire EP), by Brian Grainger (Aka. Milieu, Coppice Halifax, and more) as Bike. The Rot EP is a series of 6 tracks presenting a more rhythmic style for Brian. In general they feel like Aphex/Tuss doing a take on minimal dub techno, but with a certain Grainger uniqueness. On the other side, (no a or b here) Mono EP is a single long track that takes the style of the individual tracks on Rot EP, and works it into one long master track. I have to say this work is top notch, very unique and a great amount of detail to listen to. Pro-dubbed cassette tapes. Limited to 50 copies."
-Cicada Shell Tapes, 2011
released November 10, 2011
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at 114RKD, 2010. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Cicada Shell Tapes number 空蝉003.