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Charles Rice Goff III Biography III

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    Since the 1970's, Charles Rice Goff III has been producing unique audio, visual, and literary art. While nearly all of this art has been made public through Goff’s own Taped Rugs Productions label over the years, much of it also has been released by other producers located throughout five continents. Goff has collaborated with 100's of artists around the world as well, taking an active roll as a member of the world-wide avant garde community. The collection of recordings in this biographical set focuses primarily on Goff's audio collaborations. Listeners interested in Goff's large quantity of purely solo works, or in his visual or literary productions, can find many of them available on the internet at archive.org. The Taped Rugs website at www.tapedrugs.com offers several menus to help locate specific works as well. BIOGRAPHY DISC 1: MAGNETIC ROOTS Tracks 1 - 10 MAGNETIC ROOTS provides listeners with samples of Goff’s collaborative work created on magnetic tape in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Goff was a member of four recording/performing projects during that time. -Ing, Disism, and Herd Of The Ether Space were all based in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Turkey Makes Me Sleepy was formed when Goff moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in the mid 1990’s. Each of these four projects incorporated a wide variety of instruments, non instruments, genres, and non-genres into their recordings and performances. Improvisation, sound collage, social commentary, and humor are elements common to the productions of all of these groups. One thing in particular that also makes each of these groups a genuine contributor to the unique Taped Rugs family of artists is that they all incorporated tape recorders as instruments - looping, editing, and manipulating recording tape to create one-of-a-kind sounds. Membership in each of these groups centered around a small core of individuals, but often other artists took part of their activities. Each of these groups also produced several very lengthy recordings, which could not be presented here because of limited space. Listeners interested in further exploring the recordings of these groups can find many of them available online at archive.org. BIOGRAPHY DISC 2: DIGITAL SCULPTURE Tracks 11 - 32 DIGITAL SCULPTURE provides listeners with samples of Goff's collaborative experimental work created with computer software. Goff made contacts with artists all over the world during the 1980's and 1990's by exchanging cassette tapes through the post. As the 20th Century was ending, digital technologies began providing artists with new methods for recording and editing sounds. The ever-evolving internet also provided artists with a new and speedy pathway for communications and exchanges of recordings. Goff took advantage of these new technologies to increase his collaboratating activities with associates around the globe, producing sonic sculptures by digitally collaging and embellishing the recordings of others with his own. His history with tape manipulation and improvisation influenced his approaches to stretching the normal parameters of digital recording as well, resulting in a wide variety of one-of-a-kind productions. DIGITAL SCULPTURE showcases only a sampling of the artists with whom Goff has produced unique digitally-engineered recordings over the years. He has co-created several very lengthy recordings as well, which could not be presented in this collection because of limited space. Listeners who are interested in hearing Goff's longer collaborative works and/or his collaborations with other sound artists can find many of them online at archive.org. BIOGRAPHY DISC 3: PAINTING WITH VOICES Tracks 33 - 54 Since the 1970's, Charles Rice Goff III has been producing unique audio, visual, and literary art. While nearly all of this art has been made public through Goff’s own Taped Rugs Productions label over the years, much of it also has been released by other producers located throughout five continents. Goff has collaborated with 100's of artists around the world as well, taking an active roll as a member of the world-wide avant garde community. The collection of recordings in this biographical set focuses primarily on Goff's audio collaborations. Listeners interested in Goff's large quantity of purely solo works, or in his visual or literary productions, can find many of them available on the internet at archive.org. The Taped Rugs website at www.tapedrugs.com offers several menus to help locate specific works as well. PAINTING WITH VOICES provides listeners with samples of Goff's "songwriting." These recordings contain familiar song elements such as melodies, refrains, lyrics, etc. However, the arrangements, choices of instruments, embellishments with sounds not normally considered musical, etc., make these pieces uniquely Goff's. Many of the melodies and lyrics in these songs were dreamed in his sleep. Also, as the title suggests, Goff sings on each of these recordings. PAINTING WITH VOICES features several collaborations with other artists; however, this collection also contains some pieces completely composed, performed, and produced by Goff alone. Goff's musical influences stretch to all edges of genre and beyond. Each of his songs has a life of its own, and, thus, projects a style and other qualities that are particularly applicable to it. As with the recordings on the other two discs in this collection, sound collage, improvisation, social commentary, humor, and unique recording techniques are all showcased in this collection. While not well represented here, it should be noted that Goff also has recorded many interpretations of songs written by other artists. His approach to these interpretations generally produces recordings that range very far from their original designs. Also, while Goff recorded quite a few songs on magnetic tape during the 20th Century, this collection only features digitally recorded songs from the 21st Century. Listeners interested in hearing his tape-recorded songs or his "cover songs" can find many of them online at archive.org.
    Track Listings:
    1. The Dance 04:03
    2. Whirring During 03:24
    3. Seeming Steaming 03:52
    4. 60 Seconds Left 22:24
    5. Walk Into The Sunset 04:56
    6. It Is Night 12:18
    7. At The Spacebar 11:28
    8. Yippee Yi Yo Ki Yay 03:19
    9. Faith Healer 07:10
    10. Sandman 06:00
    11. Two Ton Mint 00:49
    12. Escuchame 03:06
    13. Lelecschai 02:44
    14. Macromolecular 02:01
    15. Subnormal 05:16
    16. The Sheep Child 03:58
    17. Flaming Frog Strap 01:10
    18. Little Purple Pills 08:14
    19. Aisle Of Light 04:25
    20. What It Means To Be Whole 03:00
    21. August Eighth 00:26
    22. Rhymes With A 04:02
    23. Liquid Assets 04:20
    24. A Game Called Invasion 06:55
    25. Said In Seance 04:24
    26. Classical Music 05:00
    27. Stolen Personalities 03:26
    28. Gumby Veil 02:38
    29. Beautiful Music 04:18
    30. Empowered Empire 03:32
    31. Circus Of The Stars 05:06
    32. Because Something Isn't Quite Right 02:43
    33. Assume That Joseph Is Joe 04:32
    34. Cell Phone Rock 04:52
    35. The Dream Came Melting 05:01
    36. Friday Mandate 03:34
    37. Entropical Breeze 02:19
    38. Ei Bod Fy Darfelydd 03:16
    39. Barbed Wire Cents 03:41
    40. Time Wiggle 02:59
    41. Diga Diga Doo 02:51
    42. Eighty Five 05:27
    43. For The Nail Of A Want 02:58
    44. When Tipper Gore Knocked On Bill's Door 03:28
    45. Naugahyde Ding Dong 03:43
    46. Chantey Dance In Dada Pants 04:40
    47. Exacerbate 03:19
    48. Hard Drive To Destiny 05:52
    49. Resonant Tableau 2, Track 7 05:32
    50. Little Lizard King 02:45
    51. From The Crow's Nest 02:16
    52. Vast 03:57
    Artist Name(s):
    Charles Rice Goff III
    Release Year: 2017
    Style:
    Ambient, Dark, Industrial, Jazz, Musique Concrète, Noise, Progressive, Space Rock, Soundtrack, Synth-Pop
    Album Type:
    Studio
    Formats:
    Compact Disc, Digital / Download
    Cover & Packge Design:
    Charles Rice Goff III
    Engineer(s): Charles Rice Goff III
    Label / Publishing
    Label Name:
    Aural Films
    Catalog Number(s):
    AF0184, AFCD052
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Publisher:
    Aural Films
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