SAN DIEGO, CA - October 21, 2014 - As Bonding Tapes’ first outing, Quality Time Vol. 1 combines all of the qualities that the label seeks to infuse into all of its projects; diversity of style, adventurous narrative, a cohesive sense of style and a sense of ignoring boundaries. This album sets out to develop a concept that unites the distinct musical personalities of all artists involved.
We are proud of this project. Quality Time reflects everything we’re trying to accomplish with the label. We experiment with form and composition, without ever feeling self-indulgent, and there is a lot of attention paid to the aesthetic quality and narrative.
Bonding Tapes is a community of artists, designers, and friends.
We form bonds and friendships with other collectives and artists to share music and information around the internets. We do this because we care.
Lex Looper: soundcloud.com/lexlooper
The Koreatown Oddity: soundcloud.com/the-koreatown-oddity
DMN SLYR: soundcloud.com/demon-slayer
We Savage: soundcloud.com/wesavage
Sonic D: soundcloud.com/sncd
Hello Keller: soundcloud.com/hellokeller
V N C F:
Dolphin Brain: soundcloud.com/dolphinbrain
Zander One: soundcloud.com/zanderone
David Peck: soundcloud.com/davidpeck
Tim Cosner: soundcloud.com/timcosner
Raised by Gypsies (7/23/2015):
"It's just amazing the way that a series of songs can come together and on an album of ten or twelve songs these days it's not always the easiest thing to come by anymore. When you have a mixed tape such as this, you could very easily enjoy it while still hearing each song as its own track. The way that these songs flow together as a cohesive unit with the various artists is nothing short of a miracle and this is obviously a cassette you should be rocking."
Ritmos Gordos (12/24/2014):
Lost In A Sea of Sound (12/8/2014):
"Each track interacts with the environment while you are listening at that juncture. Every artist has the potential to create the coolest mini soundtrack for some point in your day."
Tabs Out Top 200 Tapes of 2014 (12/8/2014):
Ad Hoc Who Has Tapes Anymore? #15 (11/25/2014):
"This is the first release from Bonding, an 18-track (plus intro/outro) compilation of artists showing off their chops in the world of DIY beat peddling, sample chopping, and the hip hop-influenced world of sound art."
Tabs Out Podcast #56 (11/9/2014):
released October 21, 2014
Compiled by the Bonding Tapes Collective
Mastered at Envy Digital Studio
Artwork by LEFTM. leftmgraphics.com
© 2014, bonding tapes