80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 (2xLP)

by Contort Yourself

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about

The 1980s. Neo-liberal excess. Crumbling communism. Military juntas ruling with an iron fist. And of course, freaked out music. Contort Yourself are turning back the clock and returning to an unholy fount of inspiration with "80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1." A buffet of beaten up and brutalised tracks are on offer from unknown outfits and respected experimenters. Across two LPs expect to find noise reductions, post punk bitterness, no wave grunts, distortion soaked strings and vocals lost in a hail of pain. A road map into the weird and wild world of DIY back alley artists who, armed with only a tape and an idea, gave the established music norms a sharp fist to the throat..

ALL TRACKS LICENSED DIRECTLY FROM THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS.

"80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 could function as a miniature Nurse With Wound list for the the tape underground of its chosen era, but it also documents an alternative history of experimental music...excellent compilation." - The Wire

"Head ready to burst, ears ready to bleed, Contort Yourself have pulled off a blinder here. Listen, take a trip down the memory lane that you didn’t know existed and, be impressed." - Louder Than War

"This anthology places its contents onto a once elusive format to resounding success; hopefully, more volumes will come to fruition."- The Vinyl District

"80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 is a truly brilliant and eye-opening selection, one to be cherished by anyone who got excited by Ecstatic's Trax comp and Optimo's stellar [Cease & Desist] comp." - BLEEP

credits

released November 6, 2017

Complied by Murray CY
Artwork design/layout by Fraserton Simth
Mastered at Optimum Mastering

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