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Recent Reviews Added

We are currently adding reviews from GAJOOB's archives to gajoobmagazine.com. The following reviews date from 1987 to present.

The Beatniks From Mars - Naked

Review - Cassette 1991


The Beatniks From Mars - Naked

"The title of our tape Naked indicates that all of the songs were recorded live, directly onto 2-track. at CBGB's In N.Y.C. No post-production.... -- read post

 

Eric Blakely - Uncle John's Farm

Review - Cassette 1991


Eric Blakely - Uncle John's Farm

Eric Blakely: "I used several musicians from around Austin, all of who are on the cover photo, with the exception of Paul Colllns and Chris Von... -- read post

 

Levente - The Dowland Shores of Philip K. Dick's Universe

Review - Digital 2016


Levente - The Dowland Shores of Philip K. Dick's Universe

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was an American writer, whose works, exploring philosophical, political and theological themes, have moved from a... -- read post

 

Don Campau - Interim Assignment

Review - CDr 2016


Don Campau - Interim Assignment

13 songs more or less in a rock style by Don Campau. Ably assisted by Greg Gray, Russ Stedman, Al Perry, Ken Clinger, Robin O'Brien, Skot Stickler... -- read post

 

Mental Anguish - Frozen Lake

Review - CDr 2016


Mental Anguish - Frozen Lake

Artist Notes Rec Feb 25th 2016 at Harsh Reality Music by Chris Phinney Mixed Feb 27th 2016 at Harsh Reality Music by Chris Phinney instruments... -- read post

 

Joel Krutt - What Next?

Review - CDr 2003


Joel Krutt - What Next?

JOEL KRUTT: There are times when you are exposed to something long enough that it works its way through your neural networks and finds its way... -- read post

 

Matthew Alexander - April Heart

Review - CD 1992


Matthew Alexander - April Heart

Aprll Heart + An easy-going collection of country songs tinged with a light-hearted bluegrass feel and soothing songs from the heart. Producer... -- read post

 

Review - Cassette 1993


Cassie Adkinson - Not Just Anyone

On this tape, Cassie sings songs she's written, along with one by her Grandma and several by producer Marc Haney. You find a lot of tapes like this... -- read post

 

Review - Cassette 1993


Acumen - Think

This band has a great knack for vocal melodies, layering them with a wide variety of techniques, complete with (at times) somewhat overwrought... -- read post

 

Review - Cassette 1990


Grit - Self-titled

"Described as "psychedelic punch, noise metal rock," and however enigmatic the above description seems to be, it comes very close to hitting it... -- read post

 

Latest Comments

On 02/15/15 01:58:37PM Regarding Dave Fuglewicz | Identifier, @home said: When recording on 4-track, did you bounce tracks or was your layering done on your machines?

On 02/14/15 05:30:53PM Regarding Dave Fuglewicz | Identifier, @davefugle said: I was only using my four track cassette deck during the recording of "Ultra-Zone". I started using a computer for recording in 1999 but continued to use my four track until 2002 or 2003.

On 02/12/15 01:14:44PM Regarding Dave Fuglewicz | Identifier, @home said: Were you recording completely outboard at the time? (no DAW)

On 02/07/15 02:17:05AM Regarding general, @home said: Ha -- yeah, I don't throw things away. My little place is filled with stuff recording artists like you sent me over the years. Wish I had more time. I could spend another 20 years pullin' it out, I think. Probably have to teach my daughter how to care for this animal.

On 02/06/15 12:46:30AM Regarding general, @rotcod2015 said: WOW, Bryan - not sure where you're pullin' all these from, but that surely brings back some great mem'ries!

On 02/06/15 12:39:48AM Regarding misc, @rotcod2015 said: Here's a tape I did with Belinda in the "way back when".... (free stream or download): https://archive.org/details/Zp-5NecessaryIllusions

On 01/27/15 03:45:20PM Regarding Bat Lenny | Songs From the Junk Drawer Vol. 1 '82-'83, @Greg Mathieson said: This collection is the result of an archeological dig through the many hours of and miles of reel-to-reel and cassette audio tape recorded by Bat Lenny circa 1982 - 1983. Note the ominous subtitle of “Volume 1”, portending further installments. Bat Lenny tended to record an awful lot of sounds and then hide them away in boxes in several basements, never intending them to be heard by anyone but their creators (in some cases the reason is evident).

After replacing some belts and twisting some head alignment screws on the old equipment we were able to bring some of it back to life. Sadly, some of it has returned to the oxide dust from whence it came, and some is just missing, but this collage represents some of what we were up to in the early days of Cassette Culture, before we were even aware such a thing existed.

Dim Diversion and Murky Jollity abounds, along with some occasional silliness.

On 01/24/15 07:38:59PM Regarding His Monotonous Beard | DISCUSSIONS On the Art & Craft of Modern Recording, @rotcod2015 said: I'm not quite sure how John got his vocal at such a high-quality, but it sure turned out nice!!! Thanks, John!

On 01/22/15 08:47:01AM Regarding Remaining the Same, @home said: Featuring "Portrait of Flesh" and "Happy Go Lucky" by Scott Johnson (Love, Calvin)

Songwriters Row is a new website by Bryan Baker for building professional songwriter portfolios.

Recent Additions

GAJOOB has collected many kinds of material sent to the zine dating back to 1987. I am currently making items such as letters, postcards and other things available here as well. It is through these personal items that you really get a sense of the personal nature of this art and a unique perspective of artists making and sharing their own music.

Gallery

 
Category: Music
Duration: 00:04:28
Description:
The pre natal heavy metal anthem "Mama Made a Monster" performed live by the Beatniks From Mars at CBGB 6-2-1984.

Critic Comment "A cross betweem the Marx Brothers and the Sex Pistols."

Lawrence White - vocal,
Jon Hirschman, guitar,
James Caulfield, drums,
Dan Photos, bass.
 
Category: Music
Duration: 00:03:12
Description:
 
 

Magic Moments at Twilight Time

 
 

My Wall o' Cassettes

Article


My Wall o' Cassettes

I posted this Vine panning across a portion of my beautiful wall of cassettes. -- read post

 
Category: Music
Duration: 00:34:06
Description:
Live on Kim Cascone's pUBlic access tv programme.

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Russ Stedman

 

Jim Jean

 

Jim Jean

 

Jim Jean

 

Jim Jean

 

Bryan Baker Letter to Steve Rubin 28 June 1993

Letters


Bryan Baker Letter to Steve Rubin 28 June 1993

Here at GAJOOB land we just got a new computer and hve been busy transporting the database to our new program (it's Filemaker Pro, incidentally,... -- read post

 
Category: Music
Duration: 00:04:13
Description:
GAJOOBTube 8 July 2016
A package opening and preview of a new CD by Mental Anguish called Frozen Lake from HalTapes.

See the full review and interview with the artist here:
http://gajoobmagazine.com/mental-anguish/blog/56/mental-anguish-frozen-lake

CD or download available on Bandcamp:
https://halmcgee.bandcamp.com/album/frozen-lake

Artists/Labels send your releases to:

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Recent Interview Additions

Ken Rubenstein Interview by Bryan Baker (2010)

Interviews


Ken Rubenstein Interview by Bryan Baker (2010)

Ken Rubenstein -- Invert and Transcend CD -- $11.99  Tell us about your recording studio. Well, there are tons of wires and things. I have... -- read post

 

Interviews


Tom Furgas Interview (1999)

by Mark Kissinger What's the first thing that got you really interested in music? You mean way back? Yeah, whenever that moment was when you... -- read post

 

Interviews


Daniel Prendiville Interview (1999)

This interview by Michael J. Bowman was originally published at homemademusic.com in 1999. You can find Daniel Prendiville's duvet in Nenagh,... -- read post

 

Interviews


Mark Gunderson Interview (1994)

This interview, reprinted from Vivisect Magazine July 1994, was sent to us by Mark gunderson and published on homemademusic.com. The following is... -- read post

 

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Call For Submissions

demo submissions

Call For Submissions


demo submissions

We are currently accepting soundart and difficult music demos for consideration for full-length release and/or inclusion on our Auricular Audio... -- read post

 

In the Forum

home discussed GAJOOB Interviews Alan Herrick of Auricular Records in Interviews on 02/02/15 04:19:53PM.
home discussed GAJOOB Interviews Sooterkin Flesh in Interviews on 01/30/15 12:02:27PM.
home discussed GAJOOB Interviews drew Roberts, Packet In in Interviews on 01/28/15 12:58:59PM.
home discussed GAJOOB Interviews Rotcod Zzaj re: Whistlepoot Junction in Interviews on 01/25/15 08:32:16PM.
rotcod2015 discussed Gajoob Sampler # 1 in Cassette Culture on 01/25/15 04:21:26PM.
rotcod2015 discussed Read my "retro" INTERVIEW with Don Campau!! in Interviews on 01/25/15 01:48:39AM.
rotcod2015 discussed A "rant" on cassette culture (by Robin James and Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj) in Cassette Culture on 01/23/15 10:47:41PM.
rotcod2015 discussed Zzaj-Trax current client list in General on 01/23/15 06:22:27PM.
rotcod2015 discussed Zzaj-Trax Musician's Virtual Assistant services in General on 01/23/15 01:19:20AM.
rotcod2015 discussed Improvijazzation Nation magazine issue 150 in General on 01/23/15 01:13:53AM.

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