TOTES FORMAT is re-releasing this recent work by SUBVERSIVE INTENTIONS, who have previously contributed to the SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON anti-repression benefit compilation. This new work suits our general approach to the world very well and i am happy to make it available on this side of the pacific as well. Thanks to SUBVERSIVE INTENTIONS and HISTAMINE TAPES.
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Original release notes:
A few years ago I got all nostalgic for the early Subversive Intentions sound. I set out to recreate that lo fi characteristic by doing an album only using my cell phones internal mic to capture sound. It turned out that those mics (this albums production spanned the life of two phones) turned out to be much better than I had anticipated but I was still quite pleased with the sound.
I began to assemble these sounds in the spring of 2019. A constant in the back drop of this albums production was news of climate changes very apparent impact on the globe. The world got the news from the top climate scientists at the U.N. that we have less than a decade to change the tide of climate change, Greta Thunberg and Autumn Peltier made international headlines for their activism to raise awareness. In the mean time I was running a label using reclaimed cassette tapes, and spending all of my free time designing and implementing a permaculture design on my land. Clearly the climate was on my mind. So I needed to make this album about climate change. This influenced all the track titles and the samples I used.
This album collages field recordings made over the span of 2017 - 2019. Most of the recordings were done in while traveling in Maine, Utah, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Costa Rica.
TOTES FORMAT in solidarity with indigenous anti-colonial struggle:
All benefits of this release and other releases on bandcamp friday [06/11/20] will go to the TINY HOUSE WORRIORS legal fee fundraiser: fundrazr.com/e1j5of?ref=ab_8CGSIBJ2TOa8CGSIBJ2TOa
Canada and it’s Trans Mountain pipeline has failed to receive the free, prior informed consent of the Secwepemc whose territory this tar sands pipeline would bisect. Some of the most pristine water and salmon bearing rivers and tributaries are being threatened right now in order to transport some of the dirtiest oil in the world from land-locked Alberta to tidewater, to the global market. Secwepemc have joined in a Secwepemc National Assembly in 2017 at Clearwater, Secwepemc Territory where Secwepemc passed a nation wide declaration in opposition to the Trans Mountain pipelines and its man camps from being built in Secwepemculecw. Find full declaration at www.secwepemculecw.org