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Caution: Lo​-​Fi

by Jay T. Yamamoto and Hal McGee

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Jay T. Yamamoto is back!

From 1982 to 2001 JTY released about 80 cassettes on his JTY Tapes label, from his home in Aiea, Hawaii.
In early 2013 I made contact with JTY and undertook a project to interview him in order to find out more about how and why he made all of those great tapes of noisy lo-fi noise and experimental music.

Read the interview here:

Caution: Lo-Fi
- featuring the sounds and voice of Jay T. Yamamoto
- two 30-minute 4-track cassette tape collages conceived and executed by Hal McGee, May 2013

I constructed Caution: Lo-Fi
on a Tascam Porta02 MKII 4-track cassette recorder --

/ Track 1 of the 4-track tape contains
- sounds extracted by McGee from "Wreckage In A Box II" - 1990s archival recordings by JTY
/ Track 2 of the 4-track tape contains
- JTY's spoken cut-ups of texts of questions by McGee and JTY's replies from interview by McGee with JTY
/ Track 3 of the 4-track tape contains
- Hal McGee reading cut-up texts of questions by McGee and JTY's replies from his interview with JTY
/ Track 4 of the 4-track tape contains
- extracts from JTY tapes releases along with pop and experimental records mentioned in the interview

includes the voice of Stuart Hayashi


released June 8, 2013




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