C♥M : JULY 2012

It took months of bargaining, ego-pampering, three different enginneers, two maxed-out credit cards and the compulsive absorption of kilograms of chocolate but we did it: we have released a Kill! Kill! Death! Death!/ Rotor Perdition split cassette.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to curl up in a ball and cry.

lundi 2 juillet 2012

C♥M011: Kill! Kill! Death! Death! vs. Rotor Perdition

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are immensely proud to bring you Kill! Kill! Death! Death! vs. Rotor Perdition !!

After a mind-blowingly great debut album and a series of impressive singles, Kill! Kill! Death! Death! honed their skills further and deliver an astounding new track, "Syndicate of Death", complete with deadpan-then-manic vocals, airtight production and amazing feedback.

Rotor Perdition's Black Cat Gorilla is violent, dark and heavy, it's filled with the kind of overwhelming tension that will sound familiar to those who listened to his tough-as-nails debut tape.

Free Download (320kbps MP3): http://www.mediafire.com/?nd8yn44m33a707m
Limited cassette release:5€ each + postage
E-mail cachalotmidinette@gmail.com to order

Cover art by Encre

dimanche 3 juin 2012

C♥M013: Jaakko - Riga

Cachalot Midinette is proud to release "Riga", Jaakko's amazing debut cassette, which collects 2 EPs previously only available digitally on We Were Never Being Boring, with the outstanding title track thrown in as a bonus.

Channeling Jens Lekman ("Rosa Mota"), Jonathan Richman ("Mittens") and the Mountain Goats ("Riga"), Italian-born Jaakko excells at turning fragile, bittersweet songs into fantastic pop jewels. These 7 songs are impressive, quietly moving attempts to make sense and come to terms with adulthood, looking a place to come home and finding happiness.

Free Download (320kbps MP3): http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?agltugqxw6hkaeb 

Cassette release limited to 10 hand-numbered copies
5€ each + postage
E-mail cachalotmidinette@gmail.com to order

Cover art by Encre

lundi 30 avril 2012

C♥M012: Rotor Perdition - Be That As It May

C♥M012 is Rotor Perdition's fantastic third album, "Be That As It May".

RP continues his exploration of the teenage experience through overdriven, catchy pop songs. In his new album, he focused on honing his skills, turning his mid-fi compositions into melody-driven behemoths. It's his best record so far, an impressive collection of maximalist pop songs, created through the channeling of teen feelings.

Cassette release limited to 15 copies
5€ each + postage
E-mail cachalotmidinette@gmail.com to order

dimanche 18 mars 2012

C♥M009: Fuck Buddies - Swim EP

Fuck Buddies, Sebastien Duclos' devastating acoustic project, with spare beats and occasional keyboards, has been going on for eight years, during which he released 10 eps and lps on various labels.
This EP is a collection of four songs about "death, doubts, friends and new places", and it covers FB's spectrum, from the soft eulogy "The Day Mothra Won" to the tense, beat driven "Swim" to the harmonium-infused "The Right Place".

As with his previous releases, "Swim" has a bare, hauntingly sincere quality that makes his songs instantly familiar and very difficult to forget.

Direct download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?u14o88z6ze2fazt

Limited cassette release.
5€ each + postage
E-mail cachalotmidinette@gmail.com to order

vendredi 3 février 2012

C♥M010: Rotor Perdition - Home EP

C♥M010 is a new two-song cassette by Rotor Perdition. "Home" is a gateway-song between "Hard Limits" and his upcoming "Be That As It May" while "Streets of Philadelphia" is a non-ironic Bruce Springsteen cover originally recorded between "Say It Like It Feels" and "Hard Limits", for a compilation on an infamous Internet message board. Both are great.

Here's what he might have said about it on his tumblr : "When i was 13 or 14, i would go to the supermarket and just steal things. I stole a lot of hard rock CDs and some videotapes. The last thing I stole, the one for which i was caught, was a Bruce Springsteen compilation. I've only recently started enjoying his songs again, for so long they were connected to a feeling of shame and the disappointed look on my dad's face when he came to pick me up." But of course, he didn't.

Awesome art by Encre, as usual.

Free download: http://www.mediafire.com/?wbrvaa3rcudwh87

Very limited cassette release: 5€ + postage (email cachalotmidinette@gmail.com to order)

vendredi 29 avril 2011

C♥M008: Rotor Perdition - Hard Limits

C♥M008 is Rotor Perdition's fantastic sophomore album, "Hard Limits".

After the noisy hiss hell of "Say It Like It Feels" Rotor Perdition (SD, French, 30) chose to explore the poppier, more melodic potentials of his formula ("keyboard, overdrive and guts" he told us once), perfecting his unique sound while shifting from regrets to remorse. And believe us, it's been a while since "unique" sounded this great.

He told us "Hard Limits" was heavily influenced by his non-ironic viewing of Glee's first season and memories. It's about trying to recapture the bittersweetness of teen age by re-enlivening it and keeping nostalgia at bay. It's an outstanding end of the school year record, an early summer pop monster, full of teenage hopes and dreams.

Limited cassette release.
5€ each + postage
E-mail cachalotmidinette@gmail.com to order

Direct download: http://www.mediafire.com/?mrcaapj64b5gc0a
You can also stream it on WFMU's Free Music Archive

samedi 28 août 2010

C♥M006: Fuck Buddies - Summer Rain / Wolf Mountain CS

C♥M006 is Fuck Buddies' first cassette release. You may have heard him previously on one of his 8 (9?) CDR releases for Dead Bees Records and Cachalot Midinette. If not, he's a singer songwriter. "It's all i have to say about that", he told us. He really likes Bill Callahan, Arab Strap, Elliott Smith and Xiu Xiu, for whom he has opened. His music has been described as "bleak" but "heartwrenchingly sincere" and works as a fascinating therapeutic tool /exorcising device.

He is back with a two-song tape, featuring the awesome artwork above. The music was done with the Korg software for the Nintendo DS and it sounds cold, synth-ish and softly threatening. Both songs were recorded in 2009 which was, according to him, "mostly a bad year." He told us: "Summer Rain is about a recurring dream, Wolf Mountain is about giving up."

Cassette release limited to 30 copies.
5€ each + postage
E-mail cachalotmidinette @ gmail.com to order

Direct download: http://www.mediafire.com/?abq8ihjn9h0lv47
You can also stream it on WFMU's Free Music Archive

More on Fuck Buddies: http://fuckbuddies.deadbees.com