O.W.S - Psychological Warfare In Two Abstract Movements

O.W.S - Psychological Warfare In Two Abstract Movements

Housewife Records is a unique Label, offering noise oddities from unique sources. Their last work is made of sounds used for psychological warfare during the Vietnam war.

Zach Smith, label owner, and unique sound mastermind did us the honor to present this new fantastic finding.

War is a terrible thing. But, people get creative when they’re under pressure. During the Vietnam war, an interesting recording was created which was made in order to try and trick fear into the enemy.

It was made up of ghost sounds and eerie melodies that were blasted through loudspeakers in the jungle. I can’t say for sure that it worked, but I can say that it was a very interesting approach to psychological warfare.

For this particular cassette release, the “ghost” tape has been edited and sampled over two long pieces of experimental/abstract music created with an analog monophonic synthesizer and custom tape loops.

The release is scheduled for June 18th. It’s limited to 20 cassettes of various colors housed in clamshell boxes with covers printed on 67lb ivory vellum, silver foil labels, OBI strip and art print card. If you’re interested in history and experimental music then you’ll want to pick one up before they disappear into obscurity.

Special thanks to Noise Artists for allowing me to write this article.
— Zach Smith (Housewife Records)


The cassette and other curiosities can be purchased here:
https://housewiferecords.bandcamp.com/

 

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You can find more on this very original label and its releases in an interview on Cosmic Litany and on the label and VHS in the links provided here.

Take the time to read, and listen. This is really "Sound with a difference".

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