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Homeowner - Themes from 172

The new Homeowner tape is out now on Orange Milk Records!
Copies are available at the Orange Milk Store and at the Homeowner Bandcamp.

"Homeowner is the project of Joe Bastardo, also of Bastian Void, Gay Shapes, and the Moss Archive label. His newest album, Themes from 172, finds a halfway point between seemingly aleatoric computer squawks and more compositional frameworks. It reminds me of early experiments in electronic music; very exploratory, sometimes clinical or 'theoretical' sounding -- as if an intricate computer code was behind it all -- but also paradoxically carefree and fun. Maybe it's Joe's perfectionist nature meeting the intrinsic chaos in non-traditional music that creates such a wonderful clash of sensibilities. Whatever the case, we are happy to present this album to you." - Orange Milk Records

 Pro-dubbed chrome tape. Edition of 100. All tacks preformed on analog synthesizers with some piano and tape recordings too. Recorded and edited at Moss Archive. Mastered by Brad Rose. Art by Keith Rankin and Joe Bastardo.


original seabat art

seabat tape now out on goldtimers



// Looks Realistic - Where Does It Come From?

Excited to finally share the artwork for the latest Looks Realistic album. It's been a long time coming! The music is more pastoral than past efforts, and we wanted the design to reflect that.

The album is OUT NOW cassette tape from Constellation Tatsu. There is also a limited VHS edition of the album with videos created by none other than Joshua Rogers of Broken Machine Films. Check out a preview of that below:


// Sam Gas Can - Land of Enchantment

Proud to share my design for Sam Gas Can's latest album entitled "Land of Enchantment." Coming out soon on cassette from Hidden Temple Records. This one is really awesome.

// High Tea Media Logo

My logo for Brooklyn-based film studio High Tea Media.


// Bastian Void - Fluorescent Bells

Presenting "Fluorescent Bells" my next album as Bastian Void. Coming out on cassette from Field Hymns very soon!
This is music for night drives. Music for being alone.

Atrium (Demo Version) by Bastian Void
FH029 Bastian Void - Respirit by Field Hymns Records
Fluorescent Bells by Bastian Void


// Gay Shapes - Moss 006

Presenting my artwork for the latest Gay Shapes cassette on Moss Archive. This one was fun to make. Edition of 50 hand-stamped cassettes. Order one here.

// Homeowner - Mimeotures

Here is my artwork for "Mimeotures" the debut cassette from Homeowner on Moss Archive. Fractured synthetic experiments. Molded together into two sound collages. Available for order from Moss Archive.


// Bastian Void / Three Fourths Tigers - Designs for Coloring

Here is my artwork for "Designs for Coloring" by Bastian Void and Three Fourths Tigers.

Photo by Ana Caras.  More info HERE.

Split release from Joseph Bastardo and Ryan Mulhall, the two halves of Looks Realistic. Roots, leaves, moss and dirt. Each half is a distinct take on tape recording and manipulation, using synthesizers and sampling keyboards. Both sides were edited, mixed and arranged at Moss Archive, in the forest-valley of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Edition of 100 hand-numbered, pro-dubbed, imprinted audio cassettes.

Out now!
Buy one here: http://www.mossarchive.net/
or here: http://fauxpasrecs.blogspot.com/


// Trills / Charlie Naked - əˈnɛmənii

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The final album by Trills. The cover drawings were by Denis Cisneros, who also plays guitar on a couple of tracks. I was given access to his sketchbook, from which I assembled several collages for the cover images.

It's a real shame that this is the final Trills release, because it is probably my favorite thing Jonathan has done thus far. Absolutely beautiful pieces that weave between acoustic sound collages, radiating synthesizer waves, and manipulated piano/guitar pieces. A beautiful final statement from Trills.

The Charlie Naked half consists of enormous deep drones, constantly shifting focal points before you. This is stuff you get lost in. Created with a plethora of instruments at his home studio in Houston, TX. Naked's been doing it since 1995 and it shows.

// One Kind Favor Logo

Here's the logo I've designed for One Kind Favor. A small record label run by Nick Williams, of Cave Bears. The label specializes in rare/obscure re-releases on vinyl LP.


// Safety Danger

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Proud to share my artwork for the debut album from Safety Danger. The solo project of Ryan Mulhall. Bright, colorful melodies built around a lo-fi Yamaha keyboard. Soaring vocals and synth laser-blasts surround the intricate loops. This image was a collaborative effort between Ryan and myself.

Download the album for free from his Bandcamp Page.


// Boreal Network - Means Business

So psyched to finally be able to post this. Boreal Network's amazing new album. Probably going to be one of my favorites of the year. It's a free download from retronym.co.uk

Means Business is a record that begins by looking directly into the heart of the corporate art aesthetic, using the fictitious Boreal Network organization itself as a lens through which to peer into a world of glistening office parks and freshly printed documents.

The first half of the record gleams with polish and bravado, promising high rates of return and prosperity. As the album progresses however, sounds and themes suggest a gritty, polluted reality lurking beyond the shining facade of industry. The latter portion of Means Business is pocked with distorted, dirty sounds and leering, noxious synths, as the proud image of Boreal Network steadily becomes completely choked out by smog and desolation.

Here's a video from the album:

boreal network - boreal network corporate training video from broken machine films on Vimeo.


// Bastian Void - Horicon Sketches

Bastian Void - Horicon Sketches
Digitalis Ltd #215

Very excited to announce my next album, coming out soon on cassette from the awesome Digitalis LTD again! All art and music by me!

"joe bastardo returns with bastian void's sophomore missive thrown into the swirling abyss. mirrored shards reach out and pluck chord changes from a diamond's eye. these electric daydreams move along on muted rhythms. soak it all in as you take a journey into the unsettling sonic environments of melting landscapes. this is as much in the sky as it is buried underground. a festive spectrum." - Digitalis

Marbles by Bastian Void

Bloom Perspective by Bastian Void

Ray Sentence by Bastian Void

Using Plastic / Wax Mist by Bastian Void


// Looks Realistic - Opticoral

moss003 - OPTICORAL

New CDr now available from Looks Realistic. Synthesizers and voice recorded live at the Moss Archive. Artwork by me.

In other Looks Realistic news, our first album 'Sans' has been remastered and re-edited. Download it for free from our bandcamp page!


// Gay Shapes Tour Poster

Something I designed to take on our summer tour with us. Limited to 20 signed and hand-numbered prints. Now all sold out.


// Gay Shapes - Untitled Tour Cassette

moss002 - Gay Shapes. 100 copies. Chrome Tape.

Originally made to take on our summer tour. This was something I designed quickly. I wanted the grainy artwork to reflect the noise of the music.

Digital Download available from our Bandcamp page.


// Bastian Void - Ported

Bastian Void - Ported
Digitalis ltd #202

Presenting the artwork (and music) of my first solo album. Out on limited, pro-dubbed chrome cassette from Digitalis Industries.

Midnight Societies by Bastian Void

Glass Age by Bastian Void

Windows 97 / In Reality by Bastian Void

when you open your debut with the sounds of a modem connecting to the internet, you really have to deliver. massachusetts resident joe bastardo lets you know from the first spectrum that he's not fucking around. rhythmic casio spells cast with a wide ’90s web filter in through a slanted prism. with titles like "vaporware," "the TAG towers" and "windows 97 / in reality" you'd be forgiven if your mind drifts toward ferraro-isms, but bastardo's soundtrack runs less underwater and more straight at your throat. "ported" is a pre-apocalyptic cybergasm.

-Digitalis Industries

Ported is out now on cassette tape from Digitalis Ltd. Strictly limited to 75 copies. Check any cool distributor like Mimoroglu or Discriminate Music.