also available on cassette and CD-R here
Fester was the first Phinney/McGee collaboration after my three year hiatus from recording & releasing (1992-1995). This 60-minute cassette is a flowing mail collab collage of spoken words by Phinney and myself, field recordings, minimal electronics, synthscapes, manipulated samples, smoke detectors, answering machine messages, etc. After a hiatus of four years Phinney/McGee returned with this mail collaboration recorded in early 1996. It's an unusual work for Phinney/McGee: in essence a 60 minute tape collage of fragments from daily life, lo tech electronics, keyboards and samples. The fragments repeat over and over throughout the course of the work in varying patterns. Side B includes Mike Honeycutt on some keyboards.
released 31 January 1996