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TL 1008 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | Standard Deviation

Available for purchase at Bandcamp.

Tape Life presents the eighth and final Karl Mohr Audio-Yo release: Standard Deviation, a dark ambient film score. Following his 1997 techno-industrial tour de force, The Heck, Mohr switched gears into songwriting as Dead Red Velvet, but not before composing this dire soundtrack to Samuel Kiehoon Lee’s independent feature, Standard Deviation. The film concerns psychic hotlines, lottery pyramid schemes and the Y2K Problem; the accompanying music is no less intriguing. Acoustic and electronic instruments blend tastefully with copious sampling – the album stands as a mature, sophisticated and textured body of work. This pivotal release echoes, in chrysalis anguish, Mohr’s early experiments and also foreshadows the bleak, downcast goth elements found in Dead Red Velvet. Recommended listening for fans of film music and dark ambient; reminds at times of Peter Gabriel’s Passion or Alexander Zlamal’s score for Heller als der Mond.

released March 19, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1997
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

MUSIC COMPOSED FOR THE SAMUEL KIEHOON LEE FILM,
STANDARD DEVIATION (1997). THE VOICE ON 04 IS SAMPLED
DIALOG FROM THE FILM AND IS USED BY PERMISSION.
SPECIAL THANKS: S. K. LEE, I. REVELL, E. MOHR, V. MARCONE.

COVER IMAGES ARE STILLS FROM THE FILM. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.
BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1008
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1008
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, soundtrack, film music, film score, ambient, ambient music, instrumental, drone, electroacoustic, atmospheric, dark electronic

TL 1007 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | The Heck 2017 Edition

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Tape Life presents the seventh Karl Mohr Audio-Yo album, The Heck 2017 Edition. This twentieth anniversary re-release has been meticulously remastered and features updates to the original 1997 track list. Featuring material recorded 1993-1997, the critically acclaimed The Heck was a future-forward album of Mohr’s best work; the 2017 Edition sounds fresh and relevant two decades later. Claiming “100% Electronic Thrills,” the album is mostly instrumental, with Mohr’s vocal work sparse against the mad sample collages and towering techno architecture. Equally influenced by rave culture and industrial music, this eccentric and daring milestone reissue is recommended for fans of dancefloor-oriented electronic music.

released March 12, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.
04 WRITTEN BY KARL MOHR/ERIK MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1993-1997
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

PHONED-IN VOCALS & INSTRUMENTS ON 04 BY ERIK MOHR.
VOCAL SAMPLES ON 11 BY RACHEL SMITH & RYAN CORRIGAN.
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY HELI TUOMI. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.
SPECIAL THANKS: S. ABIAD, QUEEN’S STUDIO D, M. GAREAU,
R. CORRIGAN, J. FOWLER, B. DEGAZIO, S. SKRATT, E. MOHR,
V. MARCONE. BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1007
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1007
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, techno music, dark techno, ambient techno, industrial techno, tech house, rave, DIY synthesizer, jungle, electronica, Canadian

TL 1006 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | Transgalactic

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The sixth release from Karl Mohr Audio-Yo, Transgalactic, presents instrumental material from 1993-1995. It’s a wild, electronic ride spanning many genres and would foreshadow in flavour Mohr’s critically acclaimed 1997 follow-up, The Heck. The basement outtakes feel goes deep with spacey ambient, maximal house boppers and weirdo electroquirk, peaking with the brilliant techno anthem “Flowers”. Influenced by the electronic music of the time, this collection will be loved by fans of 808 State, The Orb, Terre Thaemlitz, Aphex Twin and Art Of Noise.

released February 23, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1993-1995
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

VOICE ON 03 BY ARIANNE REID.
VOICE ON 07 BY JÜRGEN MOHR.
FRONT COVER BACKGROUND BY ERIK MOHR.
DESIGN BY SITUATSI.

SPECIAL THANKS: S. ABIAD, QUEEN’S STUDIO D,
E. MOHR, I. REVELL, V. MARCONE.

THIS ALBUM CONTAINS NOISE AND OTHER DETAILS
PRESENT IN THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS.
BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1006
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1006
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, ambient, ambient music, house, techno music, rave, tech house, ambient techno, synthesizer music, instrumental music, Canadian

TL 1005 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | Galaxy Overmind

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A major milestone release for Karl Mohr Audio-Yo, the fifth album Galaxy Overmind (1993-1995) sets an extraterrestrial techno-industrial world alight with grinding songs of dystopian iconoclasm and anguished precognitive future shock. Featuring the Canadian campus hits “Highway” and “Famously Famished”, this sequencer-directed energy blast – newly-remastered – will appeal to fans of Alien Sex Fiend, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Billy Idol, Nitzer Ebb, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails.

released February 16, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1993-1995
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

FEMALE VOICE ON 07 BY ANASTASIA DILLON.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIK MOHR. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.
SPECIAL THANKS: S. ABIAD, QUEEN’S STUDIO D,
K. KONDO, E. MOHR, I. REVELL, V. MARCONE.

BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1005
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1005
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, electro-industrial, techno-industrial, new wave, electro-punk, electronica

TL 1004 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | Skyfire Sessions

Available for purchase at Bandcamp.

The fourth album from Karl Mohr Audio-Yo explodes with a technicolor splash of Nineties rave power. Skyfire Sessions is a psychedelic dance trip navigating techno, house and ambient grooves, featuring recordings from 1992-1993. His prodigious techno recording sessions were inspired by the burgeoning rave movement of the day and, in particular, the dedicated rave community rocking Kingston, Ontario. Tempted since 1987 by the lure of acid house, in 1991 Mohr turned his attentions away from electro-industrial and dark ambient to the kinetic music of blacklight visions and strobing lasers. Ten finely-milled dance floor tracks, remixes and megamixes will appeal to fans of: The Orb, Underworld, A Guy Called Gerald, The Shamen, 808 State, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Todd Terry, Simon Harris and Lil Louis.

released February 9, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1992-1993 PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC
(SOCAN) AND REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

FEATURING THE VOICE OF MORGAN LOVE.
VOICES SAMPLED: R. BUCKLEY, C. GRISMER, C. BARRY, H. TUOMI, C. SMART.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF JOEY DEVILLA. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.

SPECIAL THANKS: M. LOVE, J. DEVILLA, R. BUCKLEY, E. MOHR, V. MARCONE.

THIS ALBUM CONTAINS NOISE AND OTHER DETAILS PRESENT IN
THE ORIGINAL ANALOG CASSETTE TAPE RECORDINGS.
BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1004
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1004
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, techno music, rave, rave music, house music, tech house, acid house, ambient techno, remix, megamix, Kingston

TL 1003 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | Strange Tides

Available for purchase at Bandcamp.

Tape Life presents the third Karl Mohr Audio-Yo release, Strange Tides, a moody journey into ambient instrumental works recorded 1991-1995. Five pieces demonstrate a vastness of desolation in pensive electroacoustic art, conjuring images of tidal flats, pagan ritual and surgical purgatory – an opening of the floodgates to become submerged in cinematic sound. A dark ‘make out record’ for intimate moments of melancholic escape, this album is recommended for fans of dark ambient and film music.

released February 2, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1991-1995
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF CHRIS GRISMER,
JOHN MILLER, THRESHOLD THEATRE. GRAPHIC DESIGN BY SITUATSI.

SPECIAL THANKS: S. ABIAD, M. GAREAU, I. REVELL, V. MARCONE, E. MOHR.

THIS ALBUM CONTAINS NOISE AND OTHER DETAILS PRESENT
IN THE ORIGINAL ANALOG CASSETTE TAPE RECORDINGS.
BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1003
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1003
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, ambient, ambient music, electroacoustic, soundtrack, film music, film score, synthesizer music, instrumental music, atmospheric, drone

TL 1002 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | Psychocinematic

Available for purchase at Bandcamp.

Bristling with industrial dance vitriol, paired with estranged romantic introversion, the second collection of Karl Mohr Audio-Yo, Psychocinematic, focuses on an edgy period (1990-1992) rich in dire poetry and heavy-handed drum programming. A well-balanced presentation of Mohr’s varying musical spaces, this short and jagged album will appeal to fans of electro-industrial, new wave, gothic, minimal synth and dark ambient.

released January 26, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.
01 WRITTEN BY KARL MOHR/ROBIN BUCKLEY.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1990-1992
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

PERCUSSION ON 01 BY ROBIN BUCKLEY.
FEMALE VOICE ON 02 BY ANASTASIA DILLON.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF JOEY DEVILLA.
COVER PAINTINGS BY JURGEN MOHR & ERIK MOHR.
DESIGN BY SITUATSI.

SPECIAL THANKS: R. BUCKLEY, J. DEVILLA, A. DILLON,
E. MOHR, J. MOHR, J. SLOOTSKY, I. REVELL, V. MARCONE.

THIS ALBUM CONTAINS NOISE AND OTHER DETAILS PRESENT
IN THE ORIGINAL ANALOG CASSETTE TAPE RECORDINGS.
BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1002
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1002
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, new wave, post-punk, minimal synth, gothic, Canadian, electro-industrial, post punk, dark wave, EBM

TL 1001 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | Into The Doomhole

Available for purchase at Bandcamp.

A riveting collection of early experiments by Karl Mohr Audio-Yo, Into The Doomhole reveals earliest recordings (1988-1991) by the musical mastermind behind Dead Red Velvet. Industrial, gothic, minimal synth, dark ambient are influences within Mohr’s strange, shifting environment. Recommended for fans of dark electronic music.

released August 2, 2017

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1988-1991
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

COVER IMAGE BY ROBIN BUCKLEY. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.

SPECIAL THANKS: R. BUCKLEY, J. SLOOTSKY,
S. HOUGHTLING, R. MOXLEY, J. MOHR, M. SIMONDS,
E. MOHR, I. REVELL, V. MARCONE.

THIS ALBUM CONTAINS NOISE AND OTHER
DETAILS PRESENT IN THE ORIGINAL ANALOG
CASSETTE TAPE RECORDINGS. BPM VALUES
ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1001
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1001
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, weird, post-punk, gothic, Canadian, dark electronic, electro-industrial, experimental music