one label that was a big inspiration/motivation is andrew coltrane’s hermitage tapes. AC, in general, is a machine and a dude i have nothing but the utmost respect for. i’m a sucker for his brand of damaged tape loops, critter crawl, sax blasts, & fried synthtronics – i can’t get enough (hope i never get enough!). AC was in the hospital recently (though apparently doing okay), so just wanted to give a little good karma and such his way. it’s impossible to keep up with the hermitage output – it’s total guerilla style, but if you get a chance to scope any of his self-released gems, i recommend it.