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spool oops

by tay_ploops

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wayt 02:32
u make make u made made u walk walk u wade wade wayt wayt wayt wayt wait wait wait weight weight weight wayt wait wait wait wait the wayt is heavy the wayt is light the way free way tip the waiter always tip tips tipsy turvy turv toodaloo n n n turn t t t toot toodle unnerve u make make u made made u walk walk u wade wade wade wade wait
hhhiii 01:47
w'air 03:06
wander your dog
puddle don't you cry bye bye
crylaugh 01:28
OOOOoooooouuuuu swings
slush march 02:33
fog cold below below above above bold bog
2 many ppl 02:05
long 4 U 01:18


recent whim seas
streams of consciousness
freestyle poetree
solo loops collage
old tapes cut intu

m'aid for release on pan y rosas discos

"The Vancouver-based artist uses voice, delving into poetry, fragment, onomatopoeia, and all manner of stutter and loop. spool oops is a fun album, as one might expect from the title, as well as by some of Gabriel’s other careers (puppeteer, clown). We think she might get along famously with Japan’s 木目鳥 / Mokumedori, a performance artist who creates puppets of varying sizes for use in her performances. In her delivery, one may also hear hints of Lucretia Dalt and Felicia Atkinson. But Gabriel has her own distinctive approach, marked by a lightheartedness evident in the repetitions of “it’s not fair” in the track of the same title, sampled and looped from an old program. Even the crying on the subsequent track turns into “crylaugh” ~ a wolf howl, a rusty swing, a strange disorientation of surprising survival. And in “slush march,” she’s simply having fun with wordplay, a stream of consciousness tumbling and tangling one word at a time. “2 many ppl” references Grandmaster Flash’s “New York, New York” and yields an alternate explosion of the same wild energy. Given the sampling of Marvin Gaye on the closer, we’re sure it’s intentional."
-A Closer Listen, Richard Allen, May 2018

"William Burroughs used a cut-up poetry technique to generate a nonsensical statement that later became a real-life headline. His explanation? "When you cut into the present, the future leaks out." Vancouver, Canada's Jessica Gabriel aka tay_ploops makes intimate lo-fi sound collage by layering tape loops from self-generated and found sources with soft-vocals, abstract poetry and hand-held instruments. The gently dystopian future that leaks out of these aleatory assemblages is crafted from past fragments. The shadow side of physical formats is an ever-growing mass of discarded media. On this release, tay_ploops digests material history and gives it a post-corporeal future."
-The Wire, Emily Pothast (June 2018 issue 412)


released February 27, 2018




tay_ploops Vancouver, British Columbia

a sea grit sighed project

sound collage

lo_fyi sketches
from handheld
casse-tête tape
reek or dings

an ongoo’ing exp(lore)ation
by multi-disciplinary artist jessica gabriel

whirr’d play

wøkman rêvival

jawharp_inky t'witch

unstuck ukulele trance

dream journal exslurpts

tape loops and other (un)sound textures

in joy
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