“HE DID NOT LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO EXPLOIT, OR EVEN TO EXPLORE, THE BORDERLANDS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS, BUT HE SEEMED TO DWELL IN A STATE BETWEEN INCOHERENCE AND ELOQUENCE, BETWEEN SHEER HALLUCINATION AND VISION.” — Louis Untermeyer

RUSTLE VV HAS BEEN RELEASING ON CASSETTE SINCE 2009

Now that we’ve got all the available releases posted let’s think about the future.

Brendan Kerwin’s release is in the works and should be released sometime in the late summer.

Listen:The Bore

Brendan lingers between Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, a soft and whimsical Skip James and maybe Gershwin. He’s become more than these influences, but more incredibly, he’s become less than these.

With hard won aching and a bird or two croaking in the distance.

#brendan kerwin #cassette #cassette label #elliot smith #nick drake #rustlevv #tape #tape label #the bore


“THE FIRST STONE” - LINDA SPJUT
RVV 007, 2012, 32 min., $5
Ed. of 50 Cassette with digital download code.

Available at:
Motto, Berlin
Printed Matter, NYC

The First Stone is the soundtrack for the leaving forests of the north, in search for another deep dark wild. These are songs of loss and longing, of an aggressive survivalism, in the husky and darkened voice of a masked female character.

Listen:“Want It Back”

#linda spjut #linda #spjut #rustlevv #tape #tape label #brooklyn #cassette #cassette label


“MONGREL SCRIBBLER” - BERNARD HERMAN

RVV TP006, 2011, 30 min., $5
Ed. of 50 Cassette, numbered by the artist.

Available at:
Motto, Berlin
Wall of Sound, Seattle, WA
Printed Matter, NYC
Reckless Records, Chicago, IL

2nd Release by Mark F, Butches and Mr. Ware, Produced by Bernard Herman in West Haven, CT. Deranged and frightening spoken word with electronic accompaniment.

Listen: “Bitten by a Snake”

#bernard herman #barkev gulesserian #barkev #gulesserian #cassette #tape #tape label #rustlevv #brooklyn