HMR 001 - House of Cake
[How it happened] This collaboration album began with an open call for submissions. I posted this idea on May 2nd, 2018 - after the crazy idea popped into my head:
"send in unfinished work, an element, an ambient sound, a weird noise, a startling vocalization, a killer guitar riff, a cool beat, a vaporwave backing track, a free jazz freak out - Whatever ORIGINAL material you might be willing to part with in the spirit of collaboration. Then, our top scientists here at Houdini Mansions will mash and crunch as many of your crazy pieces of disparate music together as we can to create - the very first Houdini Mansions tape release. "
In the end we had over 24 different artists contribute source audio - people who were entirely willing to trust complete total strangers to complete the work in some way!
House of Cake is the result!
HMR 002 - Andrew Weathers / Blaine Todd Split
A striking document of wide open loneliness, this split release by Andrew Weathers & Blaine Todd contains timeless works about Wobblies, the Staked Plain, etc.
Thoughtful, pensive songwriting blends with artisan-crafted dronework, and undercurrents of electronic wizardry.
Side A - Andrew Weathers Side B - Blaine Todd
HMR 003 - || nøthing || - Higeki
Houston, Texas-based vaporwave producer ll nøthing ll presents Higeki a dark slice of vapor synth haunted with melancholy tones of hurt and loss, reminiscent of Akira Yamaoka. Presented for the first time in cassette format, side A includes the original release, while side B includes reimagined mixes by vaporwave producers Bakmahn, Tupperwave, and desert sand feels warm at night.