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.
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.


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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