August 14th, 2017 marked the start of a massive tape transfer project. This was the first batch of tapes I received from the Cryptic Corporation. These were the oldest and most rare Residents tapes ever.
Over the next three years nearly 200 1/4″ reels and almost 100 multitrack reels would pass through my hands for preservation. This was the entire Residents tape archive and I was giddy with excitement, but at the same time nervous as shit to know that this valuable collection was sitting in my studio.