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Blues for Winter Zero



Wes Tirey & M. Sweets

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$50 USD︎︎︎add broadside to cart
$55 USD︎︎︎cassette+broadside bundle

50/50 poet-publisher split on broadsides ︎ all cassette profits donated to the Cylinder Audio Archive at University of California, Santa Barbara ︎ 



Blues for Winter Zero is a dusty trip through middle America in the heady days of the late 19th century, when Thomas Edison’s cylinder recording technology was making its way to farms, fields, and revival tents. Wes Tirey and M. Sweets—collaborators with lengthy discographies of their own—have collaged together a greatest hits collection of these naive field recordings, songs, and sermons and layered them with spoken word passages. It all plays out with pops and crackles like a fever dream over AM frequencies.

Cassette and broadside design, typography, screen printing by Erik Pedersen. Risograph printing on cassette inserts by Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland at Woolly Press

FIRST EDITION: 28 May 2023 
DIMENSIONS: 4 x 4 inches (cassette inserts), 14.5 x 24.5 inches (broadsides)
PROCESS: Screen and risograph printing 
RISOGRAPH COLORS: black, bright red
SCREEN PRINT COLORS: black, red, transparent cream, clear gloss
PAPER: Domtar Cougar Natural (cassette inserts), 80# and FPC Newsprint Aged, 80# (broadsides)
EDITION SIZE: 60 cassettes, 50 broadsides


Duplicated in real time to super ferro music-grade tape. Sonic red cassette shells with paper labels. Comes packaged in vintage cassette case with risograph and screen printed inserts. 



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