Disasters By Choice presents Tapes, the debut release from Sicilian sound artist Skrima. Skrima on the release: "Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the far off, faded, almost muffled sounds, melodies and harmonies coming into my room from outside sources. I would record these sounds, with a recording device and microphones of various quality levels, and then modify them with various effects over many years; this was my secret passion. I called this kind of work, with those old tapes, 'the sound from next door, or, the neighbor's sounds'. Over the years, the instruments I use to complete the sound layers haven't changed; I continue to use various defective Casio keyboards, a semi-acoustic Hofner bass, a myriad of effects and cables, and an old analog, multi-effect EKO multitone from the 1960s. Listening again to the tracks for the finalization of this album, it was interesting to see that my conception hasn't changed over the years, despite my exposure to many kinds of music, from all different genres and times." All the tapes were recorded between 1981 and 1983, whereas the added effects and mixing on four tracks was done between 1983 and 1986, with all being reworked in 1999. Issued here on white vinyl, with a special cover incorporating volcanic ash; Edition of 200.