Journey To Light And Progress
is a microcassette duo collaboration
by Ironing and Hal McGee
originally issued on C15 cassette in 2008
by the Hymns and HalTapes labels
As crunchy, crusty, lo-fi and noisy as it gets, loaded with personal sounds, circuit bent electronics, tape playback and speed manipulations, feedback, microcassette dirt and filth.
Andrew Chadwick and I created this audiowork prior to our Journey To Light And Progress tour in October 2008. We sold and traded the tape at shows in Gainesville, Tallahassee, Stone Mountain, Charlottesville, and Richmond, all of which led to the big event of the tour, our reunion with Lenny Pearlman, who lived in Petersburg at that time. Before moving to Virginia Pearlman hosted numerous experimental music shows in his Light And Progress laboratory in Gainesville, where he constructed awe-inspiring neon light sculptures.
The cassette covers, which were each one of a kind, were intended to pay abstract representative homage to Lenny's light sculptures. Download includes scans of an original cassette cover, a scan of a cassette with hand-stamped label, and a PDF of these liner notes.
You can view numerous videos from the Light And Progress tour here