Pretty much all I can gather about this tape is that it’s on a label based in Russia. I can’t tell whether or not the artist is also Russian, but it wouldn’t really go towards explaining much, as this is a pretty bizarre, otherwordly tape. Once I press play on side A, it takes a few minutes before any sound shows up, but once it does, it’s a confusing flurry of trashed-at acoustic guitars, cheap keyboards, and possibly some throat singing. It’s over in less than 90 seconds, and then turns into a minute of tranced-out acoustic guitar and keyboard playing, with some meditative vocals in the background. After this is some warped gamelan percussion, and then some more frenzied, flurried acoustic guitar and keyboard playing over an oddly time-signatured rhythm box. The tape keeps delivering these fragmented compositions, which eventually start to pass the two and three minute marks, but never reaching four. Throughout the process we hear some aboriginal flutes, some freaked-out noise, and more warped gamelan vibes. The second side is arguably even more out-there than the first, adding some acid guitar shredding, some more electronics, and some more junkyard-sounding instrumentation. It also cuts off mid-trance while it’s working on a smoking guitar solo. This certainly is not an easy tape to get a grip on, but that makes it all the more fascinating.