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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 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