Collaborate With a 1940's Wire Recorder

by Various Artists



These songs were recorded live to a 1940’s Webster Wire Recorder. Wire recorders were originally invented in the late 1800’s and recorded sound to a hair-thin strand of stainless steel wire. This was the predecessor to magnetic tape as a recording medium. The wire is extremely fragile and fickle, and the machine itself adds certain audio elements to the recording; pitch shifts, bleed over from previous recordings on the reused wire, a clanking sound from the cylinders turning, tonal colorings and distortions, etc. These elements very much color and contribute to the recordings. Therefore, this record is considered a "collaboration" between the artists and this antiquated machine.

This record was released as a collaboration between three record labels: Lost Sound Tapes, People In A Position To Know (, and alt.vinyl ( Each label designed and printed their own covers. There were only 600 copies made and only 200 of each cover.


released March 5, 2011



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Lost Sound Tapes is a mostly cassette tape record label out of Cascadia.

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