Electronic audio folk arts of the 1980s.

New feature: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

TODAY this is the best resource for audio tape art archives: https://tape-mag.com/

The Cassette Mythos (ISBN 978-0936756691), is an anthology on homemade cassette culture, curated by Robin James, published in book form in 1992 by Autonomedia. Contributors include Eugene Chadbourne, John Trubee, Amy Denio, John Oswald, Chris Cutler, and many more people who were actually involved in the making of cassettes at the time. Accompanying the release of the book was a CD Audio Alchemy: The Cassette Mythos Compilation, which (in the words of Robin James) “started off as a comprehensive, democratic, and historical survey of the international cassette swapping underground scene, but wound up being what it is, twenty-one innovative sonic-arts geniuses that could be your neighbors”. Is the hype justified? Some would say yes, but listen and read for yourself.

Listen to Audio Alchemy the CD on Beware the Blog on WFMU-FM

The Living Archive of Underground Music read the extended interview by Don Campau.

Goodreads review of Cassette Mythos (“fiction”?)

The Mythos Mythos My rambling article in Electronic Cottage magazine.

BrainVoyager biography page.

Ancient cassette reviews My original reviews, with no contact information, just the text, organized by publication.

Audio Alchemy Digest 4

A Feast of Hearing

Feast of Hearing Program 1

Program 2

Audio Alchemy NLOK6

This last link has nothing to do with Cassette Mythos except that its about cassettes of old.

Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World