TAPE EXCAVATION - Compilation LP

Black vinyl edition of the Tape Excavation compilation LP limited to 200 numbered copies for sale. This 14-song limited edition vinyl LP was created to accompany the deluxe edition of the Savage Impressions book published by P22 in February 2020. Tape Excavation was compiled by Bruce Licher in early 2019 after scouring through dozens of boxes of cassette tapes from rehearsals, demos, and other recordings to find previously unheard nuggets from his various musical endeavors. Dating from his first recordings for Independent Project Records in 1980 to a rehearsal demo of his current musical endeavor SR2, a collaboration with his wife Karen Nielsen Licher, this compilation contains 14 intriguing windows into the ongoing evolution of Licher’s sound and musical vision.


The Track listing on the limited edition vinyl LP is:


Side 1:
1. PROJECT 197 - The Out Sound (unreleased studio out-take, 1980)
2. BRIDGE - Bridge (UCLA parking garage reel-to-reel 4-track recording, 1981)
3. FINAL REPUBLIC - Chase (Theodorakis song, garage rehearsal from 1982)
4. FINAL REPUBLIC - The Unknown (garage rehearsal experiment, 1982)
5. SAVAGE REPUBLIC - First Siege (1983 Rough Trade demo)
6. SAVAGE REPUBLIC - Assembly of The Dead (1983 Rough Trade demo)
7. LEMON WEDGES - Untitled (mid-90’s home rehearsal - Karen & Bruce)
8. BRUCE LICHER - Cedar (Scenic demo circa 1997)
9. BRUCE LICHER - Tundra (Scenic demo circa 1997)


Side 2:
1. SCENIC - Theme For Better Times (late 90’s rehearsal demo)
2. LANTERNA w/BRUCE LICHER - B Minor (recorded live in Sedona, 2004)
3. RANK - Advancement (version) (film soundtrack session with Michael Krassner recorded at The Ice House, Phoenix, AZ mid-2000’s)
4. BRUCE LICHER - Birthdaysong (7x7 is) (home demo circa 2007)
5. SR2 - The Great Escape (rehearsal demo, April 2019)


The earlier recordings were digitally transferred from the original source cassette tapes and then pre-mastered along with several later digital recordings by Michael Krassner in April of 2019. Tape Excavation is a co-release from Independent Project Records and P22 Records.

TAPE EXCAVATION - Compilation LP

SKU: IP073
$25.00Price

  • Side 1:
    1. PROJECT 197 - The Out Sound (unreleased studio out-take, 1980)
    2. BRIDGE - Bridge (UCLA parking garage reel-to-reel 4-track recording, 1981)
    3. FINAL REPUBLIC - Chase (Theodorakis song, garage rehearsal from 1982)
    4. FINAL REPUBLIC - The Unknown (garage rehearsal experiment, 1982)
    5. SAVAGE REPUBLIC - First Siege (1983 Rough Trade demo)
    6. SAVAGE REPUBLIC - Assembly of The Dead (1983 Rough Trade demo)
    7. LEMON WEDGES - Untitled (mid-90’s home rehearsal - Karen & Bruce)
    8. BRUCE LICHER - Cedar (Scenic demo circa 1997)
    9. BRUCE LICHER - Tundra (Scenic demo circa 1997)


    Side 2:
    1. SCENIC - Theme For Better Times (late 90’s rehearsal demo)
    2. LANTERNA w/BRUCE LICHER - B Minor (recorded live in Sedona, 2004)
    3. RANK - Advancement (version) (film soundtrack session with Michael Krassner recorded at The Ice House, Phoenix, AZ mid-2000’s)
    4. BRUCE LICHER - Birthdaysong (7x7 is) (home demo circa 2007)
    5. SR2 - The Great Escape (rehearsal demo, April 2019)


    Tape Excavation is a co-release from Independent Project Records and P22 Records. The respective catalog numbers are IP073 / P22-019. There is no bar code associated with the release.