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Taped Rugs returns to Podomatic after nearly a year of absence (while experimenting with Spreaker). Four new recordings for 2016 tease you here:

1)Sunny Day - from Turkey Makes Me Sleepy's new sensation all-song album: "Odyssey Of A Gravy Boat":

2)Voxipedic Ambulator - contribution to Anthony Murga's "One Minute Symphony" online collection:

3)Luckymade Zeroman - contribution to Pedro Bericat's “1 minute autohypnosis…” series, to be released on Volume 36 later this year:

4)Views From The Outside - soundtrack to one of 8 videos that appear on the new Taped Rugs collection: "Lacquered Intonations":

For much more, go to: www.tapedrugs.com


Reaching into ancient past, this podcast features some of the tape compositions, tape loop experiments, and improvisations that lit the original fires which set Taped Rugs Productions on course for the avant garde. Only a couple of these gems were ever released on actual Taped Rugs albums. Most of them are currently available for free streaming and downloading at archive.org. The last two pieces in the set have never before been posted online. Over 250 Taped Rugs recording collections can be located through the link below:


1970's & 1980's Sound Experiments

March 13, 2015

1 "Orchestalled" by C. Goff III (previously unreleased, 1979)
2 "Conventional Systems" by Gordon Lyon & Goff III (previously unreleased, 1979)
3 "They Modify Each Other" by -ing (previously unreleased, 1981)
4 "Sbass Guitar" by -ing (previously unreleased, 1981)
5 "Acoustic Improvisation" by Disism (previously unreleased, 1987)
6 "Newscene At Six #3" by Goff III (from "-RE," 1979)
7 "Tape Loop Experiment" by Robert Silverman and Goff III (previously unreleased, 1981)
8 "The Stopping Point" by Something Perognathus (from Startled By Whitebread, 1987)


Since the middle 1980's, Hal McGee has been interacting with Taped Rugs Productions in a variety of ways. McGee has taken part of several Taped Rugs collaboration albums, live recordings, and live performance videos. Reciprocally, Taped Rugs artists have taken part of several of McGee's projects over the years. And most recently, C. Goff III has become a part of McGee's new Kassette Kult tape label (www.haltapes.com/kassette-kult-tapes.html). To celebrate these last thirty years of interactivity, Taped Rugs here proudly presents a small collection of the many Taped Rugs recordings that feature the talents of this giant of the home recording underworld. Many more are waiting for you here:


Hal McGee On Rugs

February 4th, 2015

1 "Spanish Moss" - Hal McGee/C. Goff III (from "Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour Of The Southeast USA, Florida," 2006)
2 "Her Rubber Toe" - McGee/Goff/Bret Hart (from "Meshed Mixages," 2002)
3 "The Situation" - McGee/Brian Noring/Turkey Makes Me Sleepy (from "Aberrations Of Collaboration," 1998)
4 "Hissing Nebular Gas" - McGee/Goff (from "Verve Of The Void," 2003)
5 "Press To Record Press To Play" - (from "Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour Of The Southeast USA, Georgia Disk Two," 2006)


Return To The Cassette Kult

August 24, 2014

The internet has re-incarnated into a turtle with a bad temper recently here at Taped Rugs Studios. Luckily, this transformation has occurred right during the birth of some new old-fashioned cassette albums, which will live much of their lives at the pace of the 20th Century. The music is new Charles Rice Goff III -- the medium is old tape heads and capstans.

1 "Allowance For Attuning" - from the soon to be released album:
The Parallel Choirs Of Hugh Everett III
2 "Monet's Yeoman Rand" - from the just-released album:
Bare Arms On Public Streets
from the brand new cassette label:
Kassette Kult ( http://www.haltapes.com/kassette-kult-tapes.html )

Plenty more Taped Rugs recordings (including cassette releases dating back to the 1970's) are available for curious streamers and downloaders here:


For several months after an automobile accident last September, a series of complications related to the crash gradually took away the voice and ability to comfortably move the right arm and shoulder of the mastermind of Taped Rugs Productions, Charles Rice Goff III. By March of this year, Goff had regained much of his lost physical powers and began to focus his energy on making a new solo album of original songs based on melodies that he had dreamed over the last few years. This creation of this album is now in progress.

To celebrate this rebirth of sorts, Taped Rugs Presents this podcast of solo song recordings that Goff has made over the years. The fourth song in this presentation, "Stay," is the first completed piece for the new album (yet unreleased to the public, of course). While "pop" is potentially the genre that many of these pieces could be grouped into, it would be highly uncharacteristic for the Warner Brothers to offer Goff a recording contract after hearing any of them. The last five pieces in this set are all based on melodies that Goff had dreamed. This method of songwriting has been a part of Goff's life since he was very young, and he regards his ability to retain the music that he dreams as a gift from the gods (and he thanks those gods for providing the world with recording technology too!).

Plenty more of Goff's and other Taped Rugs Productions are waiting for your ears here:

Crop Of The Pops

April 17, 2014

1 Top Of The World (Carpenter/Bettis) - from "33 And A Third," 1992
2 Wallpaper Shells For Deliberate Pastels - from "Shifted By Prevailing
Whim," 2011
(featuring Tapegerm Collective open loops by Arthur Loves Plastic and by
Jeremy Gluck)
3 Vast - from "Beaten & Pureed," 2005
4 Stay - unreleased, 2014
5 Time Wiggle - from "Diminutive Dispatches," 2009
(featuring vocals by Carmelita Goff)
6 Naugahyde Ding Dong - from "Pink Wooden Bodies," 2006
7 Chantey Dance In Dada Pants - from "Sweat On A Blacksmith's Apron," 2007
(featuring Tapegerm Collective open loops by Blind Mime, Dave
Fuglewicz, Ed Drury, and International Garbage Man)
8 Padukem - from "The Somnambulist," 1997


Over its 34 years, the Taped Rugs family of artists has grown quite large. This podcast features a few of these bold Carpeteers and some of the rug weaving that they have done during the first years of the 21st Century. Each of the artists included in this set has an extensive discography of his own, and most have considerable artistic families of their own as well. Taped Rugs is quite proud to be in some way associated with all of them. Many more Taped Rugs recordings that feature many more Carpeteers are waiting for you here:


The Carpeteers

March 22, 2014

1 "Said In Seance" - Chris Phinney/C.Goff III (from “Maestros Of The Magnetic Age," 2005)
2 "Phonetiquette" - Tom Sutter/Michael Paull/C. Goff III (from "Ants In My Cabana," 2004)
3 "Lovely Lady Of LEDA 25177" – C. Goff III/Darlington Pair, (from "Suite For Zero Gravity Ballet," Ecco Hollow, 2013, and from "Caricature Masquerade," Taped Rugs, 2013)
4 "Fuerte Suerte" – Federico Barabino/C. Goff III (from "'Metamorphs," 2007)
5 "Feverish Fiction" - Eric Matchett w/Goff III (from "Nest", 2006)
6 "Dia Del Cangrejo De Dali" - Justynn Tyme w/Goff III (from "Gypsy Blood," 2008)
7 "Uhura" - Bret Hart/Hal McGee/C. Goff III (from "Meshed Mixages," 2002)