Books on Tape may be the long-running single task of electronic musician Todd Drootin. Drootin started Books on Tape in LA in 1999 following the separation of his even more collaborative task Subverse. An early on cousin of breakcore and much more punk-informed assumes digital music, Drootin dubbed his frequently caustic Books on Tape compositions “beatpunk” and amassed numerous demos, early tests, along with other recordings for quite some time. Toss Down Your Laptop computers, his first accessible recording, premiered in 2002. Follow-up recording Books on Tape Sings the Blues found its way to 2003, and Drootin started a stopgap touring routine that would maintain him on the highway on / off for another many years as his group of fans grew, especially in Canada. Past due 2004 saw the discharge of a thorough EP entitled THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE End, that was adopted in 2005 by appropriate recording Dinosaur Dinosaur. Even more touring ensued, and in 2006 a assortment of rarities, oddities, and remixes premiered by means of Who Shot Ya? (Remixes + Rarities). Issues were relatively calm within the years that implemented, with Books on Tape sinking into hiatus before four-song online-only EP Still Trip appeared abruptly in 2011. The extremely short EP preceded a spurt of reactivation for the task, with Drootin uploading obscure produces for free hearing on the web throughout 2011 and 2012, in addition to returning to focus on a previously shelved record from 2006. Stated record became Retired Amounts, and premiered in a restricted vinyl run in addition to by means of an electronic download in past due 2012.