A new cassettes run of Ostracon’s debut release, Unauthorized Modifications is now available. The cassettes are professionally duplicated at the proper length on each side. They will available at Ostracon shows and select local record stores including Shuga Records in Northeast Minneapolis. If you are in the area please stop in and pick one up. Priced at $5.00 they are less expensive than the $8.00 electronic version included as a free download with each tape! So far we have no plans to ship tapes my mail, but we might sell a limited run on the site if persuaded by our customers. Please let us know if you are interested!
Ostracon is performing this Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Honey Lounge in Minneapolis. Master modular maestro, Low-Gain, shares the bill. The new cassettes will be on sale at the show for $5 (includes a free download code) and if you are one of the 25 customers who bought the previous cassette, bring it to the show and we will swap it with a new one for free!
Here’s a sample from Ostracon’s performance at their release show on June 24, 2011:
Ostracon Release Show Segment 3
This ethereal segment from the Ostracon release show contains a combination of an evolving pad with a bouncy arpeggiated line that were both produced during the performance on the Roland MKS-80driven by GMS.
Ostracon Release Show Segment 2
The debut Ostracon album, Unauthorized Modifications, that we release last week has been reviewed quite favorably on the popular music blog, Reviler.org. Click the link for details. Here’s another sample of music from our release show last Friday.
Ostracon Release Show Segment 1
Unearthed Music is giving away a free track from the album Unauthorized Modifications by Ostracon (John Keston on electronics and Graham O’Brien on drums). This album was recorded and mixed at by Adam Krinsky at the former Flyte Tyme studios and mastered by Tom Garneau of Audioactive.
To get the free track Probability Defect visit the release page and enter your email address in the box in the lower right of the screen. You will then receive an email message with a unique link to download the track at 320kbps. Please let us know here what you think of it and join us for the release show on Friday, June 24, 2011.
This is one of many GMS driven MKS-80 clips that John Keston recorded into his Live set during the Ostracon performance last night. We have video from several cameras and a multitrack recording of the event, so keep an eye out for a live show video soon.
MKS-80 GMS Clip