Sounds Like Ducks and Geese

by Libythth

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about

Sometimes a well known producer releases a collection of early work to offer listeners a glimpst of the glittering rare gems that would eventually become the seeds of the fruits of later brilliance. Then you get to compare the gems to the fruits and say "you can totally hear what that guy sounded like when he first started making beats in his bedroom" or "wow, this stuff was really ahead of its time!". The cover artwork might be a humble snapshot of a stack of cassettes or a bunch of tangled audio cables. The music reveals what the artist's most obvious influences were before that one groundbreaking album. This kind of thing is for diehard fans only, but is essential for presenting an impression of a complete body of work and the mystique of a "lost album".

Or sometimes it's because the guy is dead.

Or sometimes twenty years and dozen unreleased albums later that producer is still completely unknown and working out of a bedroom. So why would anyone want to hear the dirty old tapes it made in the 1990s when nobody gave a shit about the album it put out last week?

Sounds Like Ducks and Geese was gathered from the very first cassette tapes to be named Libythth. Recorded mostly in the winter of 1993-94 in Providence, Rhode Island while more popular noise rock parties packed with crusty art students chucking guitars and amplifiers at each other were happening across town. No serious attempt at making chill Intelligent Dance Music can be found here, these tracks were just eccentric drum machine and keyboard anti-techno freakouts that annoyed the shit out of Libythth's crepuscular roommates and downstairs neighbors.

Ducks and Geese.

With no mixing gear or overdubbing available, these short improvised songs were recorded on shitty equipment in one take, often with one instrument recorded on the left channel and another other on the right channel, mixed together years later for this album. The garbage quality of these recordings has been preserved with all the tape hiss, dead spots, punch-in pops and bits of other people's songs that got recorded over left intact. A burglary in the spring of 1994 during which the Roland R8 drum machine and a keyboard were stolen put a sudden end to this era of Libythth recordings.

whatever, here it is
Sounds Like Ducks and Geese: 24 Inconclusive Experiments by Libythth.

You'll never listen to it, but hopefully you enjoyed glancing at this page.
You can go back to your Aphex Twin soundcloud binge now.

~Borbid Torpor Vndertainment

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released January 1, 1994

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Libythth Los Angeles, California

Libythth was bornt in 1993 from a grim and frothy pool of unpleasant synth patches.

The profound impact Libythth had on electronic music is purely theoretical and the full prunt of its influence on countless nonexistent artists will never be measured.

We occupy an inaccessible hidden level and you probably shouldn’t be here.

We are unbeknownstmost.

This page marks our grave.
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