Green Records celebrates five years of handcrafted existence this year. Begun by Michigan native Knox Mitchell when he was just 14, the label has put out more than 200 releases-- most of which feature Mitchell abusing assorted electronics at terrifying volumes under such aliases as Lidless Eye, Hollow Carving, Baskery Cave and numerous others. Mitchell is part of the new generation of basement jammers lurching out of the Midwest using copy machines, tape decks and anything that can buzz, whirr, or oscillate to create a sound and build a community low on commercial appeal but high on inventiveness.
Green’s most recent emission is a self-titled cassette by Black Lace Drag, an industrial project by Mitchell along with Redrot’s Ryan Opperman. Recorded live, the tape finds the duo wrenching analog, occasionally rhythmic fury from modified shortwave radios and other electric junk. Check out one of the tape’s seven untitled pieces below and head here to grip a physical copy.