Cleveland Tapes Analog Film Series

Collection of shorts, videos, silent film, and photos derived from Cleveland Tapes archives

Cassette?

  • On a scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest points of value, give an score of how you feel about cassette and cassette players being circulated in 2013?
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A people whose “maafa” included death by the millions in the middle passage, suffering through generations of chattel enslavement, rape,
thousands of lynching and murders (strange fruit – Red Summer of 1919) before and after the Civil War and Juneteenth, Jim Crow, racial discrimination and continued racism to this very day.

A people whose genius created a musically unique aesthetic expression of freedom out of this experience,
(“creative black music”, “hot music” or “African American Classical Music”, commonly called “jazz”) hijacked by an economically dominant society and labeled “American jazz”, reclaimed by the African American community through the “Modern Juneteenth Movement”as “Juneteenth Jazz”.

Perhaps the instrumental, born of this murderous glory, is now our Jazz. Not a replacement, but an extension. We present to you - Explorations of New Theories.
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released 16 March 2013 
Produced/Arranged/Mixed/Recorded by Dwayne Pigee

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A people whose “maafa” included death by the millions in the middle passage, suffering through generations of chattel enslavement, rape,
thousands of lynching and murders (strange fruit – Red Summer of 1919) before and after the Civil War and Juneteenth, Jim Crow, racial discrimination and continued racism to this very day.

A people whose genius created a musically unique aesthetic expression of freedom out of this experience,
(“creative black music”, “hot music” or “African American Classical Music”, commonly called “jazz”) hijacked by an economically dominant society and labeled “American jazz”, reclaimed by the African American community through the “Modern Juneteenth Movement”as “Juneteenth Jazz”.

Perhaps the instrumental, born of this murderous glory, is now our Jazz. Not a replacement, but an extension. We present to you - Explorations of New Theories.

#Illustrious Dream 4/27 Trailer

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SuperBook Delofi Series aka the Ghost

Him looking for his roots. The implanted genetics that conveys how he functions in this present life. Learning his past to analyze, observe, and heed precautions when adapting to change . Embracing transitioning stages by using the tools he has been left with or either savaged along the way. Using his natural instincts to recycle another mans junk into treasures with precious glint, sparkling lights of encouragement. G.O.R.K. Aka General Francois Fissi-Bissi OkraKongo, has endured the nomadic life of being royal in exquisite artistic thought pattern, complexed but simple mental mind stimuli’s, and inclusive detail of his reasoning. Adjourn at the path of “self,” chi, and remaining humble takes a lot of learning. Him…will to learn the journey it takes to be self totally with knowledge of self.

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Carefully and thoroughly taking notice to sound, let alone “sound advice” leaves you listening to oblique messages that justify the rights of banging out through solely their content, substance, and relativity. Basically…LeRoi boss’s up his cadence, steez(style), and tell’s you how he birthed these bastard wordsmiths who claim “swag” as there father. The beat is sonically warm with a hint of Lo-fi through out the sampling. I swear LeRoi is playing with the listeners emotions, as far as, them being pretentious about the true art of tape music and Cleveland Tapes.

Cheers!

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Reluctantly, our crew members were able to catch up with aLIVE at his lab doing the usual labor of laundry, crate digging his own collection and schooling on how he samples in one his many mediums of music compostioning. All in an 1hr sit down with captures of him working his hand with his tools and beakers compounding sounds that figuratively speaking, gives you a hint of how bit rate sounds . Thank God and him for the time to fit us into his busy schedule. Let me remind you him and co-camp member Zion of the MuAmin Co.,Just released their 5th LP So Blue its Black. So this short snippet is exclusive footage of a master mastering and whoning in on his craft. Enjoy!
Cheers!
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