Today goes down as a milestone for Denver-based record label Always Human Tapes with the release of their 50th release ‘Transi‘, an 8-track mini album courtesy of label honcho Ryan Wurst under his Yellow Hyper Balls guise.
Continuing the producer’s reflection on death and vanitas-centered visuals, the tape draws its title and artwork from the ‘Transi of René de Chalon‘, a skeletal sculpture depicting the corpse of Rene de Chalon, Prince of Orange, carved by 16th Century French artist Ligier Richier. The album is said to “dive into the state in-between death and the ascent into Heaven or the descent to Hell“.
In celebration of this special release, Always Human Tapes will be offering the cassette as a free digital download, and if you send the label your email along with it, you will be placed in a drawing to receive the physical copy for free. 20 copies will be made available as gifts.
‘Transi’ is out now, order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. Who Was Wise
3. Danse Macabre I
5. Danse Macabre II
6. For No Man
7. Who Was The Fool
8. The Triumph of Death