NY Tapes

by Mike Pride



Originally intended for release on Seth Misterka's Brooklyn-based Newsonic label. NY Tapes was going to be Newsonic #35. It is the first project I produced, immediately after moving to NYC. After years of work & planning I decided to move on and abandoned the album. It was circulated only amongst my closest friends. I am happy to have it exist in the digital realm, for those open to all its extreme, singular weirdness.


released January 13, 2017

All sounds produced, recorded, mixed, mastered & edited by Mike Pride January 2000-December 2001.
Recorded directly to Realistic & Sony mono tape machines, throughout NYC, January thru April 2000.
Remastered by Mike Pride & Seth Misterka @ Newsonic HQ October 6, 2002.
Editing assistance by Julian Hintz.

Mike Pride- drums, percussion, cymbals, balafon, voice, guitars, bass, Bb clarinet, trumpet, keyboards, flutes, ampliphone feedback machine, microphone, tapes, samples, etc.

David Allen- Bb clarinet (Themes 1 & 2).
& Various residents of The Commander Hotel @ 240 W 73rd St., in Manhattan, who wittingly or unwittingly ended up on tape.

All artwork by Mike Pride.
MP & Gizmo photo by Elizabeth Pride.
Design by Mike Pride & Seth Misterka.

All music composed by Mike Pride.
Published by Funhole Music (BMI).
All rights reserved.



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Mike Pride Brooklyn, New York

Mike Pride currently leads the quartet, From Bacteria To Boys & DRUMMER's CORPSE, both of which record for AUM Fidelity. Pride is renowned worldwide for his ability to excel in a wide range of genres & ensembles. He has worked w/ everyone from improvised music icon Anthony Braxton to punk legends Millions Of Dead Cops, toured extensively worldwide & appeared on more than 80 recordings. ... more

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