7.30.13: Video Preview Of “Duets II” Compilation + Win A Copy
Last year Tranquility Tapes released not just one of the best cassette compilations, but in our humble opinion, one of the best cassettes of the year. The 100 minute collection, “Duets”, boasted an insane lineup (of all duets, obviously – Telecult Powers, Grasshopper, Century Plants, Super Minerals, Afterlife, Quiet Evenings, Imperial Topaz, Sundrips, and more), plush artwork, and as the label’s description says it was a damn fine “tribute to collaboration and camaraderie through sound”. So we were more than thrilled to learn they were going for round two.
The due date for “Duets II” is late August and will be an edition of 150 copies. The roster may not be as familiar, but the sounds definitely live up to it’s older siblings jams. Here’s the rundown of the ten happy couples involved:
DOZENS (Francesco De Gallo & Ryan Connolly, Montreal)
GLASS HOUSE (Ian Collier & Eric Brannon, Brooklyn & Philadelphia)
CREAM JUICE (Seth Graham & Keith Rankin, New York & Ohio)
ROPED OFF (Dave Doyen & Mike Haley, Delaware)
PERSPECTIVES (Kyle Conklin & Josh Tippery, Florida)
NITE LITE (Myste & Phil French, Portland)
PENDULUMS (Adam Meyer & Robert Thompson, Indiana & North Carolina)
URKAS (Russ Alderson & Mike Griffin, New York)
COYOTE IMAGE REVISITED (Grant & Rachel Evans, Georgia)
MORAE (Kyle Iman & Matthew Kennall, Washington)
Why a comps of duos? Head honcho over at Tranquility HQ, Franklin Teagle, laid it out like this…
“I wanted to put together a compilation for Tranquility Tapes, but I wanted it to have a unifying theme. Partly because that’s more interesting to me than just a regular compilation, but also because it would help to narrow down the people I asked to contribute. I’d been playing music with Ryan as Afterlife for a few years at that point and knew quite a few additional duos orbiting around the label who would make great additions. The results were better than I expected and, in my mind, it came together as a real testament to the beauty of creation through collaboration.”
Here’s a video preview of “Duets II” put together by Moduli TV (aka Francesco De Gallo & Jane L. Kasowicz):
WIN A COPY OF “DUETS II”!
Tranquility Tapes is giving away two copies of “Duets II” to two lucky people. A duet, if you will. Get it? All you have to do is comment on this Tabs Out Facebook post and let us know your all time favorite duo, of any kind. From any category you’d like. Salt & Pepper, Siegfried & Roy, shock and awe… Whatever you’re into and we’ll pick our two favorites. Please, one submission per person.