John Bender-Early Cassettes 1981-1983

John Bender-Early Cassettes 1981-1983

Ridiculously scarce cassettes from this Cincinnati OH avant-garde electronic artist. What could be better than more Bender? Packing List:1982 This tape’s title came from the fact that original versions were packaged without plastic cases,in oiled envelopes that opened at the narrow end,had bendable metal clasps, were used to hold shipping documentation, and were labeled PACKING LIST. In this tape, as in others, the intent was to create a sequence of sound events to be used as an undercurrent to social intercourse. Not intended as MUSAK, nor Eno’s ambience, nor Satie’s furniture music,its purpose was to weave itself in and out of conversation and play a more active role in human interaction. Plaster: the prototypes 198? Longer, weirder versions of some of material self-released on Record Sluts.  Do the cage. 1983 this tape was created as an audio installation intended as audio atmosphere intended to cloud thought intended to divert intended to distract from more important issues intended to act as a swarm of gnats formless enough to allow focus varied an abrupt enough to catch the ear. At the 4th St. C.A.G.E. 1981 A sound collection presented for sale at a  function of the Cincinnati Artists Group Effort BONUS-JOHNNY VORTEX TRAILER TAPE used at performances where access to the performance space required use of an elevator. this endless tape was stuck in a boom box placed on top of the elevator so customers would become auditorily prepped for what was about to happen.

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