Finally it is there, Don Campau’s audio-lecture on German Cassette Culture. He introduces, plays and informs about the cassettes he received in the last Century. From this mailcontact (mail as in post that arrives on your doormat) friendships started, but also his love for schlager music. Schlager music in California is a very exotic thing to listen to. Those living more close to Germany will be surprised to find oompah-oompah elements in some of the obscure tracks played in this show, the first part of German Cassette Culture.
artist/ title/ label-source-year (all material released on cassette)
Zobel & Thomasius/ Egal-Loc/ Musik Aus Dem Regen/ KK cassette 1988
The 49th Parallel/ Exorcism/ Jigsaws & Crossroads/—cassette 1989
Heat Beat Cut/ Beat Box/ Too Late To Scream/ IRRE cassette 1992
Kronstadt/ In Deinem Kopf/ Spilt tape with Toshiyuki Hiraoka / IRRE cassette 1985
Lord Litter/ My Wheel Is Rolling/ At The Hippodrome Of Life/ Out Of The Blue cassette 1988
Earth/ Homebase/ Moon/—cassette 1990
Drama/ Stupid Questions/ Blinded Too Long/—cassette 1989
Baltus/ Verkannte Genies/ Nicht Jeber Tag…/—cassette 1991
Nostalgie Eternelle/ Attention/ Nostalgie Eternelle/—cassette 1988
Dino Oon & Konrad Kraft / Blind/ Sieben Tag Und Nachte/—cassette 1989
Autumn/ Kapitel 1: Ein Traum For Den Tag/ Autumn iV/ NZ cassette 1993
Sack/ Plastikblume/ Sackâ€™s Shop/—cassette 1988
Heinz/ Fanfare/ Heinz/—cassette 1990
Andreas Bick/ A Clock Paradox/ A Clock Paradox/—cassette 1989
Das Frei Orchester/ Gui Gum/ Freitag Der 13/ KK cassette 1988
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The No Pigeonholes radio show is a result of Don’s direct involvement with the cassette culture, the vast network of home-produced cassette exchangers that anticipated the internet, its social networks and the whole shabam of netlabels and free downloadable musicians. An attempt to archive the movement is in his Living Archive of Underground Music.
Stations that broadcast No Pigeonholes:
KKUP Edition> 2nd and 4th Sundays 3-5 PM, on KKUP, 91.5FM if you are around.
European Edition> broadcast twice monthly by Radio Marabu throughout continental Europe ( and archived for the internet).
KWTF Edition> Streaming at KWTF> community radio for Sonoma County California.
No Pigeonholes EXP> broadcast and streamed live on KOWS-FM ( 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays 6-8 PM Pacific Time. KOWS> all experimental music.
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