Sun Pass

by Howard Stelzer

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Four slices of prime cassette-melt recorded live on a tour of my former home state.

from the label: "Howard Stelzer has been committed to his blend of challenging-yet-evocative tape collage for years. Upon close examination, however, you'd be hard pressed to draw any definite conclusions. It's almost as if he is compelled to create, without any specific reason why. All that's known is that it must happen.

This album represents two extremes of Howard's style. All recorded live; the A-side demonstrates a skeletal, distant and difficult journey through texture, repetition and sound, challenging the listener to endure harsh tones, subtle scratches, spacial ambiance and rhythmic minutia. The B-side offers a shift in mood; muffled tones, and moody ambiance flow with a cinematic drama."


released May 6, 2017

Cassette music live in Florida, June 2016.

“Sun Pass” recorded live at the Cameo Theater, Ft. Lauderdale. “Team Rodent” recorded live at University Club, Gainesville. “Sun Trust” recorded live at the Gallery Film House, Tampa. “Big Rod” recorded by Rosie Actor-Engel live at the Miami International Performance Art Festival, Churchill’s Pub, Miami. Mastered by HS at the Hotel Amnesia (Lowell, MA), July 2016.

Thank you: Chris Donaldson, Jason Crumer, Rosie Actor-Engel, and Charo Ocquet.

Artwork by Joseph Bastardo



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Howard Stelzer Lowell, Massachusetts

Stelzer's music is assembled out of cassette tapes, tape machines, and a stubborn refusal to admit defeat. By day, he teaches middle school in Lowell MA, where he and his family live in a really big room behind a power plant. At night, he hunches over stacks of tapes and makes this stuff. No one knows why. ... more

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