The Preterite: One

by Rrill Bell ////// aka The Preterite

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Ready or Not 06:16
Foot Forward 10:09
The Bridge 12:52
Last Stand 05:29
Beam 10:40


Part one of a double album originally released on Weird Forest.

Boomkat wrote:

"The best of the latest Weird Forest batch is The Preterite's eponymous double cassette. Aka Jim Campbell, The Preterite uses modified cassette walkmen for 'tape scratching' together with unidentified electronic gadgetry to control deliriously dreamlike montages landing somewhere between Atelecine, The Caretaker and Indignant Senility. His phantasmic sound is as eerie as it is engaging, taking in strangely detuned pianos and off-kilter tape loops, all seemingly high off the fine clouds of ferric noise which convect between dusty notes, spooling and speeding reels, amorphous drones and a generally all round surreal ambience. genuinely one of the weirdest cassettes we've had in. Pro-dubbed chrome cassette come with embossed paste-on covers and professional full-colour J-card inserts, housed in one of those ace double boxes! TIP!"

Free Form Freakout wrote:

"Speaking of lengthy, The Preterite just released a sprawling double cassette on Weird Forest that features some incredible blurred-out piano and tape constructions that make for a totally immersive listen."

Thanks for listening.


released March 6, 2019

Rrill Bell: live tape manipulation // composition // album artwork

With warm thanks to Asli, Senol, Chris and Burcu.




Rrill Bell ////// aka The Preterite Berlin, Germany

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