Punchbowl Aquarium

by Punchbowl Aquarium

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Around ten years ago ESCBAS (Alex Bienstock) walked into the painting studio of TPW (Stefan Frederic Walz), they spoke briefly and then instantaneously made this beautiful & quirky improvisation recorded on a cheap tape recorder. They used whatever instruments and gear were handy in the studio (some acoustic guitars, an electric guitar, a few keyboards, a boombox, a television; a small drumset, & even their own voices). This was years before they would form the highly revered noise group, GERMAN. This tape has sat around for ten years in a safe VNR media storage case, and only a snippet was ever released on a Various Artists compilation cassette. So we are pleased to bring it to the internet in its entirety with no edits, just straight raw magnetic oxide for your ears. Enjoy!



released April 20, 2017

original cassette recorded spring 2007

Alex Bienstock
Stefan Frederic Walz

Punchbowl Aquarium

(tape transferred on Nakamichi 700 Tri-Tracer)



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