Patrick Emm, Theta States (PC08)
Patrick Emm's Theta States arrives at the culmination of several years' worth of impressive live sets and privately issued cassettes. These recordings draw from a variety of sources, ranging from raw, amplified objects and electronic synthesis to disembodied voices from found tapes, much of which gets churned through the same kinds of delicate, yet clunky tape feedback procedures that formed the backbone of the earliest Private Chronology releases. An ear towards the canon of healing musics and a hypnogogic sense of narrative directs the flow of these pieces, and reflects the witching hour sessions over which Theta States took form.
One-time edition of 100 copies duplicated on chrome tape in clear cassette shells imprinted by National Audio Company. The four-panel jcard features original artwork and photography by the artist, and has been printed via a combination of offset printing, hand-stamping, and embossing on ivory, linen-finish paper.