Boomkat Product Review:
Marc Barreca's spacey contributions to the American Cassette Culture Recordings boxset are made available to the wider public on wax for the first time thanks to Vinyl-on-Demand. Barreca was one of the American tape scene's earliest and crucial members and also played in Savant with K Leimer. Most of the LP sounds like a minimal softer version of his other group, Young Scientist, while the last trio of tracks from 'Music Works for Industry' sound quite similar to Savant.
"Marc Barreca is an american synth/multi-instrumental musician and also an artist oft he first hour of cassette-culture. Inspired by Brian Eno and the Ambient-School he started to record his own music in the mid-70’s.By 1980 he already recorded three Tapes called In a Foreign Land (1977), Raw Fish & Green Tea (1979) as well as Currents (79/80) all three only released and distributed via Eurock-Distribution in an extremley low quantity. In 1980 he released his first Lp called Twilight on K. Leimer's Palace of Lights-Label; a Tape called Music Works for Industry would follow 3 years later also on Palace of Lights, another 3 years later on Jeff Greinke’s Intrepid Label another Tape (The Sleeper Wakes)
Besides performing together with James Husted and Roland Barker as the Seattle-based electronic music group Young Scientist in the late 1970's and early 1980's he also was also a member of K. Leimer’s studio group, Savant. Marc uses digital and analog synthesizers, digital samplers, environmental field recordings and computer processed audio loops to create multi-layered audio compositions. Marc employs similar techniques to those used in his audio recordings to create multi-layered abstract visual compositions from digital photos and video source material."