The Pandora Star Sessions live @ No Bounds 2019

by Prequel Tapes

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    GAFFA 04 is also available as a limited edition tape release including an extra track. On the tape version the story culminates in an abstract final track ‘528 re-enter’, a stunning piece of haunting, desolate ambience.

    Tracklist tape:

    Session 1
    Inner Star

    Session 2
    Night Noise Lullaby
    Hidden Place
    528 Re-enter (Tape Only)

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‘The Pandora Star Sessions’ were recorded live at No Bounds festival 2019 in Sheffield, during Debbie Chia’s ‘Light and Sound Bath’ installation. Festival organiser Liam O’Shea was introduced to Chia through Prequel Tapes, and things fell into place for the performances when it emerged that the ‘Pandora Star’ - a specialist lamp that Chia uses in her phototherapy project - was developed and continues to be manufactured in Sheffield.

During the ‘Light and Sound Bath’, each ‘Pandora Star’ lamp is positioned above 5 reclining audience members. For the two Prequel Tapes sessions, the ‘LSD’ setting on the lamp was activated. Strobing, undulating light combines with sound to induce an hypnagogic, psychedelic state. Geometric, kaleidoscopic shapes form and dance on the inside of the eyelid.

Prequel Tapes took two distinct compositional approaches for the sessions. Session 1 is a delicate, immersive sound world of rolling drones and barely audible whispers, as if spoken to the sleeper from outside a dream. Session 2 is by contrast more playful and dynamic. If the first describes place, then the gentle yet driving melodic synth lines in Session 2 seem to tell a story. Each invites the listener to follow their gradual evolution, whether taking a trip or listening at home.


released February 21, 2020

All tracks written & played by Prequel Tapes
Photographs by Frankie Casillo
Mastered by Peter Van Hoesen @ Handwerk Audio


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Prequel Tapes Berlin, Germany

After years of producing music, it was some old DAT recordings from my youth that were to kick start Prequel Tapes. Listening to those recordings was like a flight back into the past. Understanding these recordings was to realise why I do what I am doing.
Again a circle is closing. I find it´s very enjoyable to open and close all those circles. Time is relative.
Nothing is new, nothing is old.
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