Sunday, December 31, 2023

R.I.P. Mike Honeycutt (Mystery Hearsay)

From the outset, this blog has been a tribute to the underground cassette culture of the 1980-90s. One of its emblematic US figures left us suddenly at the end of the year.
We'll keep you in our hearts and headphones Mike Honeycutt !

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Long Live Minóy !

" The Minóy archival project is completed. The intensity of finishing it in 2023, after ten years working on it, has made it very difficult to speak with perspective about it. (I'll need to work through that after some time off) His works have been in my head, and headphones, for the last decade... and even longer, I suppose. On Friday I will make available the final eleven Minóy releases. It will be done then, and there will be 160 finished albums from the archive. Yet and still, the archive is not a complete accounting of his tapeography, there were many, many tapes missing from it. On the flip, there were so many tapes in the archive that were previously unknown, never before heard, and it's been extremely gratifying to present these albums to his fans and whatever new ears will find him in the future. What tremendous personal energy Minóy exerted! Between 1984-1994, the ten years he was actively making sounds, he created music compulsively, manically, more than 200 finished tapes! It took me an equal amount of time to finish the digitization and remastering of the archive. The project is complete. Long live Minóy! "
- Phillip B. Klingler aka PBK, November 29th 2023

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Mud - Men In Black

Cassette, C60
Label : > U Productions, US, 1996
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. Exeter Incident
A2. Tepoztian
A3. Photo 19
A4. Reich
A5. Hillsdale
A6. Anunnaki
B1. Kecksburg Incident
B2. Project Hessdalen
B3. Akkadian Seal
B4. Rael
B5. The Pleiades

Tuesday, December 19, 2023


Cassette, C60
Label : > U Productions, US, 1994
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. Damp
A2. Slave
A3. Environ
A4. Shame
A5. Kabbazah
B1. March
B2. Harhar
B3. Naked

Friday, December 15, 2023

Various Artists - Multum In Parvo

Cassette, C90
Label : Musiques Nouvelles, UK, 1983
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. Region Five - Kara Ki (3:20)
A2. Region Five - Fata Morgana (1:55)
A3. Region Five - Erhöhung (3:00)
A4. Region Five - Gliding (3:30)
A5. A.C.F. - Wrench (10:35)
A6. (Q.S.O.) - Quasar Stellar Objects (8:55)
A7. SF.1b - Mechanical Bent (10:20)
B1. Holy Atheist - Minimal (5:40)
B2. Holy Atheist - Minimal Too (7:15)
B3. Vrije - Blow Up (10:30)
B4. Zircon & The Burning Brains - Övalture (18:30)

Friday, December 8, 2023

Khodumodumo - What The Fuck Are You Doing This Side?

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#189], Ivory Coast, 2023

Khodumodumo is an exciting new artist from South Africa and this debut album is a co-release.

Tracklist :

1. Are You Unravelling From Some Sort of Cage? (2:36)
2. Trapped in Deluded and Helpless Loops (3:08)
3. What The Fuck Are You Doing This Side? (3:24)
4. Dirge for the Ever-Watching Beings (3:12)
5. Their Whistles Have Noticed You (1:36)
6. Save Your Breath, My Mimic Child (2:24)
7. You Can Have Johannesburg With Love (3:03)
8. I Don't Want to be Here (3:54)
9. I Know You’re There. Even Though I’m Lapidified (4:44)
10. KhumbulaKhumbulaKhumbulaKhumbulaKhumbula (3:19)

Monday, December 4, 2023

Goodiepal / Alejandra Salinas & Aeron Bergman / Jörg Piringer - Three Ideophones

Label : Onomatopee, Netherlands, 2008
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. Goodiepal - Untitled
A2. Goodiepal - Untitled
B1. Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman - Rendeiras
B2. Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman - Hasselblad, Bell And Howell
C1. Jörg Piringer - Alles, Was Der Fall Ist
C2. Jörg Piringer - Everything That Is The Case