Rodent Tapes Archives

When I first started out I recorded & released using the name Gypsy, back in those days it wasn’t a problem. Since returning to recording and releasing music a few years ago, I found that the internet had to many people using that name and it became a problem, so I changed my recording name to Arzathon.. on this page you will find most of those old recordings and links to the free downloads. (click on the image to begin your travel)

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And then the Leaves Fell

Gypsy

And Then The Leaves Fell

 

And Then the Leaves Fell
The tape opens with the melodic track ‘Stepping Out of Time’, which has some funky guitar rhythm in the background. A great bass and drum groove on all of the tracks. Has the same easy-going style as his other tapes, but this one has a lot of nice melodies, and less industrial sounds.

Andy Bruce, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989

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More Reality Than True

Gypsy

More Reality Than True

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Not At All

Gypsy

Not At All

Tracks 1 – 4 additional Keyboards by Gen Ken from Generator

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Parts of the Whole

Gypsy

Parts Of The Whole

Parts of the Whole
Weird and whimsical. Good lyrics and wondrous keyboard noiz, notably on “Puppets and Puppeteers” and “Night and Day”

Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1989

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Sunglass Alimony

Gypsy

Sunglass Alimony

Sunglass Alimony
Soft industrial rock, with “The Need’s Full” and “DIY” being the pick. “DIY” is particularly hypnotic, and the other is broodingly memorable.

Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989

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The Other Side of a Tear

Gypsy

The Other Side Of A Tear

The Other Side Of A Tear
Gyppo at his most weird. However, the effex are not overdone, and some really good songs, playing and singing emerge, especially, on “New Art (Reprise)” and “Talking You Down”. Good, fresh production.

Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 5, No. 4, Autumn/Winter 1988

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This Tape is Therefore I Am

Gypsy

this tape is

This Tape Is… Therefore I Am…
Laid-back music with an industrial sound. The bass is strongly featured, working well with the other instruments. Cryptic lyrics thoughtfully sung, in a relaxed style. Good use of sound with the synth entering always at the right moment. The echo effect throughout sets the scene.

Andy Bruce, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989

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White Courtesy Telephone

Gypsy

White Courtesy Telephone

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Viersen

Gypsy

Original  cover

Guitar on tracks 1/2/3 – Lord Litter
Sythn on tracks 4/5 John ‘dead’ Head

Viersen
Incredible sounds and mostly German lyrics. The pick are ‘Shroud of Silence’ – a poetical play, mesmerising stuff. Amazing version of Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’. Lord Litter’s guitar cuts through the opening proceedings.

Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989

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Yesterday Comes Quicker Than Tomorrow

Gypsy

Time (a study) is Manson’s conception of

time, translated from psychedelic revelation into word. Track 5 is a poem written by John Hinckley, his writing throbs with intense sincerity and vitality of deed, devoid of the offhand wan of academic nihilism. The lyric of The Guf was inspired by a film called the Seventh Sign.

Track 2 & 3 – Gtr. by Dion Trevarthen
Track 10 – Paul Kearnsey plays Bass
Horns & Vocal effects on Sidney Nights by Harald ‘Sack’ Ziegler

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Discovery One (various artists) RT5

Discovery One (Various Artists)

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