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Melted Cassettes is:
David Turner. Mike Warden
and associated entities
Melted Cassettes comes from Arizona, started in 2005 by David Turner as an assault on listeners' audio delusions.Heavily influenced by bands such as Skinny Puppy and Wolf Eyes, the group quickly grew to become one of the most important acts in the underground, featuring a variety of unusual sounds and textures.They have a number of revolving members, but mix together some of the most unqiue sounds utilizing everything from outdated keyboards to guitars and power electronics.Vocals range from screams to an almost impish warbling, and when you couple this with things like chainsaw solos, you never know what to expect from these guys.Live, their performances are highly active and never predictable; vocal freakouts, over-the-top costumes, and bodily injury are the usual, if you can even state that.Listening to their music, you'll at once find yourself trapped in what seems like a child's living hell as strange sounds from toys roar around you to the heavily distorted beat of an old Casio that was played with in the shower several times.As Melted Cassettes likes to say, Die online in 3-D.If you can even get close to figuring out what that means, you might have a chance of surviving their music.