One and The Same – Cassette


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Clear C40 tape dubbed in real time from the high resolution digital master. Limited to 50 numbered copies.

Originally released under the name DOT, but changing it here to my given name so as not to confuse it with other artists using that name.

Keith Hanlon is a recording engineer, producer and musician. He was a longtime member of folk-rock group The Black Swans, both as an engineer and drummer. After the dissolution of The Black Swans, Hanlon returned to making electronic music, specifically experimenting with drone and ambient recordings.

In 2012, Hanlon lived at his childhood home so he could be close to his ailing mother. Setting up in the living room, he improvised this meditation on mortality and the passing of time.

“One and the Same” is his first release using “infinite loops.” By covering up the “erase” head on his Tascam 22 tape deck, he was able to record onto tape loops, constantly saturating the tape with sound. The loops were simultaneously recorded into his computer, while he added additional instruments, effects and field recordings.

released March 17, 2015

Tape loops, Rhodes Piano, ReaSynth, Field Recordings, saturation, imperfection

Recorded December 2012 – April 2013 at Studio Shag.
Engineered and Mixed by Keith Hanlon
Cover Artwork by Meagan Alwood-Karčić