A tax may be defined as a "pecuniary burden laid upon individuals or property to support the government [...], a payment exacted by legislative authority." A tax "is not a voluntary payment or donation, but an enforced contribution, exacted pursuant to legislative authority" and is "any contribution imposed by government [...] whether under the name of toll, tribute, tallage, gabel, impost, duty, custom, excise, subsidy, aid, supply, or other name." Tracks 1-4 were composed using mangled / edited versions of certain sounds sampled from Hobo Cubes (FDG -) tracks from his ‘Apex Ideals’ 12′′ LP. The selected sounds were merged and sidechained to recycled / licensefree sounds taken from various sample packs found in my 2007 Sony Vaio computer's cracked FL Studio 6 soundbank. The sounds were then subjected to temporal and sonic processing with many subnational abstract entities in mind, rendering them unrecognizable. The second half of this album strongly reflects my intention to exert labyrinthine settings onto an audience, however my wallet does not, and so this remains an imaginary endeavour."
Produced, performed, conceptualized and recorded by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier in Berlin, Montreal, Spain and Paris on exorbitant amounts of marijuana from 2013 to 2015. Inner tape sleeve artwork by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier.