We are very excited to announce that Baby Blue – Void Gate Released today on PURPLE TAPE PEDIGREE
“The sound is a reflection of the past year of me focusing on self-realization – facing demons that have been burdening me – and the continual journey of truth and growth through sound. The idea is kind of like a system maintenance for one’s own void and confronting the darkness in one’s heart. As the maintenance continues, the viewer delves deeper into the void, thus purifying their demons in the process.” – Baby Blue
Here is Tiny Mix Tapes take on it:
“Issue 1 of Purple Tape Pedigree’s CELL Audio Codex contains Void Gate on Side-A by Baby Blue. Similar to ANGEL HO, Elysia Crampton, and Chino Amobi, Void Gate is a carefully concocted mixture of sounds, rhythms, and hallucinations that builds a world around the professional production standards of Baby Blue. Trills and shrills trickle down listeners’ trembling cores with Void Gate — and if they’re not dancing or seizing, at this point — spinal fluid will boil them into a frenzy of movement.”
A note from Purple Tape Pedigree label-head and CELL Audio Codex chief editorGENG on the project:
“The aim of the featured artist side is to elevate the “mix” format from the current “promo” framework – in a time when a 15-20 minute seamless stream of gathered sound has become its own genre of audio expression with the ability to rival, if not surpass, the artistic statement that is communicated in the traditional scheme of an EP/LP. The physical element, CELL being housed on cassette tape, is utilized to further blur the lines between “release” and “free art as promotional fodder” – as well as to encourage frequency experimentation within the analog format.
The B-side houses the issue of the zine which uses found clips mined from various corners of the internet to weave a patchwork narrative on controlled environments by means of surveillance (drones, NSA, etc. – how paranoia can govern the behavior of a populace) and the anti-“knowledge of self” schema perpetuated by capitalistic world power regimes. Weaponized information for a “mind over mind” war.
The concept of “healthy body, healthy mind” is also presented as a means of defense from other avenues of “control” (i.e. processed and sugary foods, fluoridated water supply, etc.). CELL explores this mantra through found clips of ASMR, pineal gland repair, other “new age” therapies/remedies, and a smoothie recipe by me (i’ve literally been perfecting a book of these for a GOOD WHILE now).
In the end, CELL is an inquiry into how we ingest streams of data as audio.”