theShopApprenticeEP [ICS006]

by SKRS x MX7

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    SideA : RadioRepairman / BareWires / OpenCircuit
    SideB : ShopApprentice / SignalPath / Potentiometer

    Straight head-to-head circuitry clash by SKRSxMX7 on tape. Recorded directly in-campus at ICS' Drumalie Ave Television and Radio Research and Repair Lab. Six tracks deep, each tape side is essentially a nine-minute suite in three movements.

    Professionally duplicated in Eastern Canada on high-bias TDK SA cobalt cassette tape (better than Chrome!). Cover photography & design by MYSTERYFORMS. Edition of 70.

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In celebration of the seeker in us all - working through inertia and circumstance, fatigue and doubt, poor weather and low signal strength, in efforts to raise our antenna and tune in to His Master's Voice. Taking a page from one such soul apprentice's private journal entry, together we sing:

A hurried sip of dark tea and I'm out!
Pedalling off into my small shop corner of the galaxy,
Multiple sunsets away, another work day awaits.

In the charged dim light, the Master's song
Intertwines with soldering fumes;
and after a friendly exchange,
The repair work begins:

Re-routing faulty signal paths;
Deoxidizing rusted contacts; Purging failed components -
Anything that gets in the way of pure Electricity

I've yet to develop a steady hand at this tho;
I still tremble at Your mere presence.
How do I make the leap across open circuits?

All proceeds go to the ICS Arts, Crafts and Livelihood Program for Cultivated Living, an essential ICS initiative to help put food on artists' tables, cover portions of their sometimes impressive electricity bills, while continuing to make their works accessible and available to you and the community. Thank you for your support.


released February 8, 1988




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