Why Live?

by Tim The Mute

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Edition of 50 clear cassettes, hand dubbed with Dolby Noise-Reduction B in Glasgow, Scotland in February 2016 with heavy stock card sleeves in clear plastic cases.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Why Live? via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 50 

      £3 GBP


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N4D is super proud to bring you this cassette reissue of Tim The Mute's debut album, originally released on vinyl by Kingfisher Bluez and on cassette by Lost Sound Tapes, also featuring two digital-only exclusive bonus tracks which are covers of some of Tim's favourite Glaswegian artists.

Buy the vinyl LP at kingfisherbluez.bandcamp.com/album/why-live


released April 21, 2016

Recorded by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds in Vancouver / Kieran Heather at his house in Glasgow / Colin Gillespie at his house in Toronto / Tim wrote the songs and played guitar, keyboard, percussion, and vocals / Michael Phillet played drums / Devon Parkin played bass / Kieran played guitar, keyboard, percussion, singing saw, and violin / Colin played guitar, bass, keyboard, banjo, and percussion / Jamie Stewart made various noises / Felix played tambourine / Nathaniel Epp and Keeley Rochon sang backing vocals on “Don’t Kill Yourself” / Kevin Schmit made the cover art which was adapted for this cassette by Gus Stephens / Timothy Stollenwerk mastered the record at Stereophonic Mastering in Portland, OR

This album is dedicated to my father, Dean Roger Clapp (1948- 2014) who showed me through example, the importance of art, music, and words / You didn’t want to be like your dad, and you weren’t / Thank you.



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