The Beat Generation (Cassette + Digital)

by Almighty Sion

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    Cassette version of Almighty Sion's The Beat Generation, includes the side A and B continuous mixes and two bonus tracks unavailable in any other format. 40 minute Ferro cassette, full colour sleeve with one flap, transparent cassette body with hand stamp, sticker. Only available on Bandcamp, 100 copies.

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     €6 EUR  or more

     

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The Beat Generation is meant to be heard as a 30 minute piece of music, split into two parts - sides A and B. The limited edition cassette is the best way to experience it, though the digital release also includes the cassette length versions. The two bonus tracks are only available on the cassette version.

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"There is no beat generation. Just a bunch of writers trying to get published." - Allen Ginsberg

Pinpointing what continues to make the 1950s Beat movement so influential and inspiring isn’t easy. Perhaps there is a timeless truth to some of what Ginsberg and others did and said which continues to echo across the ages, making itself relevant in new ways and in new surroundings with each generation that follows it.

Almighty Sion's The Beat Generation takes its cue from both the original Beat movement and from another eponymous movement, a more modern one tied to the evolution of hip hop production, sampling aesthetics and beat tapes.

As a pair of young producers, some of what they reference happened before they were born while other elements entered our collective reality when they were mere teens. The result, the music on this tape, is an honest expression of who they are, what they like and what they want. This honesty is most apparent in the music’s simplicity, without taking anything away from the tracks on this tape. This is after all a beat tape. It doesn’t try and reinvent the wheel. It does what it aims to do well and with honesty. And it’s that honesty, and youthful enthusiasm, that captured our attention and led us to believe this was a project worthy of putting out there into the world.

We hope you feel the same. And that you keep on dreaming.

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released April 15, 2013

All tracks written and produced by Almighty Sion (Sert One & Bolts). Mastered by Ian Carter. Artwork by Paper Resistance. Executive Producer: Original Cultures.

Recording personel: Mpc 2000xl · Korg Microkorg · Dr. Boss SP-303 · Kaoss Pad Mini MPD32 · Bass Guitar · Guitar · Records · Korg MS2000

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Original Cultures is a non-profit arts organisation and label based in Bologna, Italy.

We connect cultures through modern performing arts.

We release music we believe in.

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