Virtual 45RPM #I

by NIL

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Cassettes are piling up like autumn leaves on the Nil tape archive console. Virtual 45RPM #1 previews two tracks from the upcoming release "The Nil Cassette Archive | Box-less Box Set | Premium Palladium Edition | Volume II". Both tracks are time-capsule fresh, previously unreleased, and free to download and place on your personal device/file streamer without penalty. Enjoy these two vintage Nil recordings that nobody remembers at all.
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Nil commenced music production early in 1998 and proceeded to record hundreds of cassettes of original music in basements and bedrooms, shacks and tents throughout the Franklin & Hampshire County Tri-Lettuce Belt region of western Massachusetts. Five years later the creative flame was instantly extinguished when an exploding furnace obliterated two key members of the band during a recording session. Fortunately, however, the cassette tapes survived. The oeuvre Nil left behind spans a wide sonic spectrum--from turgid ass-plunger to sublime hook-driven accessibility--encapsulating the experimental spirit which fountain-spurt during the great 4-track recording revolution of the late 20th-century.

When the transfer of all the analog cassettes to the digital realm is complete(target date: Sept. 2019), the tapes will be epoxied together to make a coffee table which will then be placed on permanent display in the MoMA custodial break room.

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released October 20, 2012

Tom Adams - Drums
Matt Schmill - Bass Guitar
Brendan Devlin - Guitar

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NIL Easthampton, Massachusetts

Nil began making music in Amherst MA, early in 1998. They played roughly once per week, recording over 500 cassette tapes, until March, 2003, when 2 of the band members were destroyed by an exploding furnace. These are the tapes they made while they existed. ... more

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