Re-sequenced from the 10 individual remixes released digitally, this Limited Cassette 'Mixtape' edition of the album has been reset as two entire 30 minute suites of music (spread over the two sides) made from the 10 remixes, plus additional intermission music sequences by Sonae, providing a unique 'live' experience to the collection exclusively only featured on the physical tape itself.
This deluxe edition is issued on a 'Smokey-clear' tape shell, in cassette case + O-card slipcase sleeve. Contains download code for the individual 10 stand-alone remixes.
Includes unlimited streaming of Music For People Who Shave Their Heads
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Described as “Forest Techno”, Cologne based artist, producer and DJ, Sonae follows her acclaimed sophomore album ‘I Started Wearing Black’ - Monika Enterprise (2018) with a unique interpretive album project of remixes and reworkings ‘Music For People Who Shave Their Heads’ from an especially invited cast of ten fellow, leading, cult and emerging Electronic Music contemporaries as part of UK label Bit-Phalanx Music’s special Cassette Store Day 2019 series
of exclusive pre-releases on Saturday 12th October, with a full
commercial release following on Friday 29th November 2019.
While these reworkings exist as ten individual remixes (as issued on the digital edition of the album), the collection has been especially recomposed as two continuous 30 minute “Mixtape Suites” with
additional original music & improvisations by Sonae to merge the
reworkings together for the physical cassette edition. Making for two very distinctive and unique experiences, depending on the format.
In SONAE’s own words:
“People who shave their heads have good reason... To shave the
head often stands for a conflict, circumstances not necessarily
chosen freely, for inner and outer friction or an overdue decision.
A buzz-cut is not an ordinary hairstyle but marks a visual gap
between majority and ‘the others‘.
What would be your reason to shave the head?
For myself this question opened a painful, self-reflective process, captured in that attitude from which I developed the sound of this album. It is about pain, old inner injuries and self-reconciliation.
It also opened a discussion and thinking toward the album title
in a wider context: Considering head shaving as a cultural practice,
the reception of symbols and what it reveals about our cultural
socialisation, and in how far artistic work has to cover aspects of
research, discourse and mediation.”