Mystic Tape Deck

More Than Sounds, Mystic Tape Deck is a communicative device used to convey the details of a multimedia collaborative project by a group of autodidactic multi-instrumentalists and artists referred to as The Bards of the Morning Star.


All of our current projects (musical as well as non-musical) revolve around a semi-fictional, highly conceptual universe.

In the cosmogony of our particular conceptual universe, the “Mystic Tape Deck” is a device which allows for the selective cross-blending of our “real” universe and the altered, augmented reality of our semi-fictional universe. Much like a mobile phone may allow people to experience the augmented reality of something like Pokemon Go, in our case this happens instead with music, mythology, and pseudo-legend instead of weird little digital creatures. The Mystic Tape Deck acts as a sort of bridge between a fictional universe and the more “real” universe we are typically accustomed to.

Additionally, the spools of recording material inside the Mystic Tape Deck can also be considered an analog for the Akashic Record, which we commonly refer to as “the oxide layer.” It is primarily used by a secretive cult of trans-dimensional and mystical beings who operate under the moniker “The Cloak,” as an encyclopedic repository of knowledge regarding the one true and eternal being of light, known most commonly as “The Shining One.”