Packaged in a sturdy white paperboard jacket, with custom red text decals on the front and back cover and an in-house duplicated/printed white 5" recordable disc. May or may not contain bonus unlisted remixes, produced by unnamed parties.
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Following the spastic ER-1 showcase that was the VLISS EP, Bike has once again returned to RP with two lengthy tracks of live hardware improvisation: OCCLIPSE. Produced using a Boss DR-660 drum machine in tandem with four Korg Volca machines, a Roland SH-32 polysynth and the enigmatic Grass C-TCM medical unit, OCCLIPSE is full to the brim with ring modulated rust and sub-bass gristle. Still, perhaps uncharacteristically for Bike, it also contains strains of melodic melancholy, however distant and bent they may be, that recall Brian's influences from Loess, Musik Aus Strom and Arovane's early DIN 12"s, among the usual hallmarks from things like late nineties Autechre and Gescom material.
OCCLIPSE is also the first release in the Bedroom Compost catalog to be made available for sale digitally, instead of name-your-price. With rising costs of operation, shipping hikes and all manner of other expenses associated with maintaining an ever-growing pulsating brain of electronic music, we at RP feel it is a small change that should be rather inconsequential to most of our listeners, and will allow the label a bit more assurances in staying open, through dry seasons and financial hardship alike. From this moment forward, all digital releases in the Bedroom Compost series have gone from $0.00 to $1.11. We thank you for your support, kindness and understanding.
For supporters of the physical format: OCCLIPSE may or may not include unlisted remixes as bonus tracks, produced by unnamed parties.
released November 11, 2018
W/P by Bike. Recorded live at White Pillar Workshop on February 24, 2018. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Recycled Plastics number BC73, and 73rd in the Bedroom Compost catalog. Text and design by ABM&D.