After listening to this once I knew it was something special. It became my favourite album from the ones I had bought and I listened to it many times. After checking out the Caulfield blog, I saw that a friend of the band was releasing the LP as a limited-run cassette. After I tracked down the Mind-Melt records page, I placed my order. I was excited for this to come in the mail, but it certainly took its time. I even decided to email them to see what was going on. The reply also took its time. In fact, I received my tape before they got back to replying to me, which was weeks after I emailed them. Oh well, it's here now and that's all that really matters.
I find tape artwork quite difficult to photograph, the stupid thing'll keep folding up on you. Here is my best effort. This is a death portrait of someone or another, and it is certainly haunting. the vacant expression of the eyes seem as if they are staring directly into your soul. The greenish/brown colour of the background is great too. I don't know of this is colour synethesia or what, but this is exactly the colour I think of when I play this music.
The actual tape looks pretty hand-made. It is just a blank tape with a simple Caulfield sticker on the top. Some this would probably annoy, but I'm all for it. Not everyone can afford super flashy releases right?Mind-Melt put out 100 of these bad boys, and I got number 6. So close to getting number 1 this time.
On the flip side we have the lyrics, as well as a pretty long list of bands you should listen to. These guys do have good taste.
I might get this on vinyl someday, but for now I am rather content on this.
And for those who have neither tape nor vinyl, the whole thing is now available digitally.