Electronic audio folk arts of the 1980s.
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The Cassette Mythos 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.
WFMU Beware the Blog listen to the audio experience.
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.
Ancient cassette reviews My original reviews, with no contact information, just the text, organized by publication.
This last link has nothing to do with Cassette Mythos except that its about cassettes of old.