after quietly uploading music into the online content vacuum for 7 years, beatmaker, composer, and producer Apostrophe S has teamed up with Queens, NY-based DIY label Bee Side Cassettes to release his first-ever release on physical media, "Recoup with Interest." this brief but satisfying tape is a true musician's tour through a broad palate of styles and moods, beefed up and smoothed over by nearly a decade of exploration on the home-studio high seas. soft, wonky, tape-warmed sample chops bump up against crisp digital accents, all anchored by thick-fat drums and easter egg harmonic details. turn it up loud, sink back in a velvet couch, and let this sonkc jaunt take your mind to the unique musical terrain of Apostrophe S. smile emoticon
released August 27, 2015
composed, performed, produced, mixed & mastered by Apostrophe S
thanks be 2: Laura Stella, Edgar Allan Pug, Martin Pohl, Pat Hoff the Brand New Trumpet Master, Jake, Mom + Paul, DJW the realest bossman of all time and Mayor of Trollville, Carlee, Anna, André Altrez, Emann, Paul Lowenski, Snakefoot, Frank Drake + Dao Jones (thanks for the monitors!) + YC the Cynic, Palemen, BLKrKRT, Wexler, DJ SADNESS and Oscillating Eyes Records, Abbie, Dana + Mic + Kat @ the Machine in Albany, Adrian, Dylan, Ushkow, Norah, Corey + Marlee + Marvin, Rhys, THE lhz, Bill, Katie + Lucas, Sean Downey + the Fabulous Downey Brothers, Wilcox, & people who buy my art ......... thnk u all forever.
equipment: MacBook Pro, Ableton, KRK Rokit 8s, APC 40, MPK 61, Fostex FD-4, Boss Dr. Sample SP-202, Alesis 3630, Pioneer PL-2 --> Realistic stereo Preamp --> M-Audio Firewire Solo --> OSX Yosemite with a bootleg fuckin' workaround for the driver software because Mac fuckin' DESTROYED their creator-friendly image recently
very influential: "Our Band Could Be Your Life" by Michael Azerrad, "Please Kill Me" ed. Legs McNeil + Gillian McCain, "Quattro Pezzi per tromba solo" by Giacito Scelsi, "To Pimp a Butterfly" by Kendrick Lamar, Yves Tanguy, "Touch and Flee" by Neil Cowley Trio