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Never Mind The Bootlegs: Aaron Dilloway's Favourite Music
Jennifer Lucy Allan , July 14th, 2021 10:25

Aaron Dilloway picks thirteen 7"s, LPs, bootleg VHS and cassettes for his Baker’s Dozen, which veers from field recordings of bigfoot to experimental classical music from the early 20th century


Bigfoot – Location Recordings

This is a 7" of field recordings of Bigfoot a label called Stomach Ache put out – a sort of secret side label to RRRecords where he would do a lot of really raw noise records and really goofy novelty records. This one that has this ridiculous drawing of Bigfoot on the cover, then it's a collection of what were supposedly 'real' recordings people had made of Bigfoot – I believe it's recordings from various documentaries – so it's these really raw, hilarious recordings of Bigfoot. I thought it was the most hilarious record, but it also got me excited about sound effects records. I started collecting sound effects and animal sound records after getting that one.

There's a label called Droll Yankees and they put out these great wildlife records where one side is just sounds of frogs and the other is the same thing but with narration. I took their layout for Hanson Records – the records I was putting out throughout the 2000s have these silkscreen covers with the flaps on the outside – I took a Droll Yankees record to the die-cutter and had them copy that template.