Horse Lords make music for the liberation of mind and body and everything had to start somewhere. 'Mixtape Vol. 1' is the first transmission from the Baltimore quartet of Andrew Bernstein (saxophone/percussion), Max Eilbacher (bass/electronics), Owen Gardner (guitar), and Sam Haberman (drums). Originally released on cassette in 2012 and now reissued on LP for the first time and remastered by Brian Pyle. Their perfect fusion of krautrock, minimalism, skronk, post-punk, Appalachian and African musical traditions, polyrhythmia and guitar freakouts is all condensed in this 'slammed to the max' and on the brink of explosion two side bonanza. Side B was recorded live at the Metro Gallery by Guy Werner, with M.C. Schmidt of Matmos playing the synthesizer. Dig in, dig deep.