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Gift Tapes is a label from Seattle, founded by Jason E. Anderson, which was active from 2008 to 2012.

The label solely published cassettes and microcassettes in limited editions, which ranged from 50 to 200 copies.

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Catalogue

Its catalogue consists of experimental electronic music, often made by Anderson himself, either alone or with various other artists.

One can also commonly find Drone and Ambient influences in the label's releases.

Some releases originally distributed by Gift Tapes were released by the artists on other platforms as well, mostly on Bandcamp. Five releases are available to download from the official Gift Tapes blog. Individual tracks from some albums by Jason E. Anderson can be found on his website.

Artists

Disbandment

After the publication of the 43rd and last release, Many Moons by Brother Raven in the year 2012, Gift Tapes was discontinued and replaced by DRAFT, which also offered DVDs and records and was less strict genre-wise.

After, in 2014, all cassettes sold out, the following paragraph appeared on the Gift Tapes website:

January 27, 2014: All releases sold out. Visit sister label DRAFT. Info/Contact: jea@draftrecords.com Thank you for your support.

Archive

After I heard about Gift Tapes I began creating an archive of all releases. I recently digitized the following cassettes:

Million Mists - Haleakala Jeremiah Walker - Early To Rise Studio SS - Sickness

There is only one release left, for which I sadly couldn't find anything yet:

2 Hands On Knobs - Copper Medallion

One side of this microcassette can be found on Anderson's website.

Apart from this release the archive is now complete, although the quality varies greatly because of all the different sources.

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