The Tapeworm

ACID FOUNTAIN - Sabina

Sabina is a suite of improvised music about nature and magic. About the kind of traces one leaves or want to leave on Earth. All music on this tape (except Heavy Sand") was improvised and recorded in one take in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, during the last week of October 2015. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Richard Francés. Cover art by Simon Scott. Francés is a French composer and musician born in Alicante, Spain, in 1981 and based in Paris at the time of this release. His Acid Fountain project seeks to bring together abstract and representational art, improvisation and composition, and experimental and dance musics. Other projects by Francés include Juju, his "électronique libre" duo with Adrien Kanter. He also composes, arranges, and tours with French pop artists such as Owlle and Adrien Soleiman, to name but two. . . . As a live performer, he has worked on Julien Lheuilliers kosmische musik project Pointe du Lac and in 2015 he collaborated with the French art dance collective (LA)HORDE. Previously, Francés played drums and synthesizers with French underground psych/kraut/drone band The New Reformed Church of Napalm Katia. In January 2015 Francés founded Hylé Tapes, an experimental electronic music label releasing limited-edition cassettes by international artists like Takahiro Mukai, Raphaël Leray, D. Burke Mahoney, Jay Glass Dubs, and Mortuus Auris & The Black Hand." - The Tapeworm.

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Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

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