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Don Campau – Deep Poetry

Don has already shipped many cassettes to the upcoming tape museum in Zeppelin City, Germany. And the deeper he dives into his huge archive the more obscure become his foundlings. This time he has put together a show rich with variety, including some very obscure examples of spoken word/ sound poetry. Wait for the right moment and press record. Here’s the playlist. M.O.T.O/.  But Of Course/ Bandit G5/—-cassette 1990s? USA The Molecules/ Guilt Trip/ Steel Toe/ —cassette 1991 USA Steve Tetzloff/ Don’t Know Why/ Aragon/ Meteor Face cassette 1985 USA…

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Wise Men and New Ways of Licking Seagulls

Every show by Don Campau is like a showcase. He has a vast archive of audio cassettes that arrived to him by post. Don has been a Radio DJ for almost forty years now, spinning records and playing tapes from a great variety of home-producing independent artists. One great feature of every No Pigeonholes show is the short information Don can provide. He tells little stories about the tapes and the artists. His shows thus document the cassette culture movement in a detailed way. This show is full of happy…

Don Campau presents a Lord Litter Special

Two of our program makers Don Campau in Santa Rosa, California and Lord Litter in Wilmersdorf, Berlin are long time friends. They got in touch when parcels with audio cassettes were crossing the ocean by the thousands. Some of those parcels had their tapes in it. Read about the movement from which originated the cassette culture in Don’s ongrowing Archive. He writes about Lord Litter in this article Lord Litter ( aka Jorg Dittmar) was (and is) simply one of the most valuable and essential members of the underground music…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes from Voodoo Man to Sterile Women

As boxes full of tapes from Don’s archive continue to be shipped to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany, he bumps into ever more rare works. In this show he presents an ecclectic mix of music and non-music that was released on tape, of which single cassettes were sent all over the globe. If you want to have an idea of how many labels produce tapes nowadays then check this blog, scroll down to the bottom and mind that not all tape labels are listed here. The collection of…

Don Campau – Hidden Tapes, Two sides of the same Spool.

In the wake of tape and magnetic witnesses the great ape and miss america finally date, dance and donate Deathsquad/ Let Them Eat Crap/ Vague Memory and Assassination/ cassette UK 2001 Grasp/ You’re So Young/ Espurios/ cassette UK 1996 Moonpump/ The ZRevolution Will Be televised / Patent Pending/ cassette UK 1996 Marjorie/ Rien Ou Moi/ Rien Ou Moi/  cassette 1995? France Fetishes/ Reduced/ Herbicides Or Pesticides/ cassette Australia 1995 The Fuds/ Abduldaulbul/ The Fuds/ cassette Hong Kong 1995 John Bartles/ Used To Be A Preacher/ Fire Engine 201/ cassette Norway 1991…

LORD LITTER’S RADIO ON SHOW #23 – The Generations Unlimited Story, part 1

What is so refreshing about Lord Litter’s special on Gen Ken Montgomery and the early history of the Generator idea needs a brief introduction. I got it here. The words are by Adam Krause. ““Just what was the Generator Sound Art Gallery, and why was it so special that someone would want to recreate it in an art gallery more than twenty years after it closed?” “We’ll need to go all the way back to 1962, when Philips introduced the cassette. Then we’ll need to jump ahead to the early…

Don Campau – A Whirlwind of Tapes – No Pigeonholes

Don Campau showcases songs from his vast collection of tapes that arrived to him by post. Highlighting the era of the cassette culture, he plays tracks from tapes released in the 80s and 90s of last century. Have a special ear for Paul & Laura or Palo Alto or Areknuteknyterne or Reportaz or Horsefall. You might want to hear more. The Playlist is just an indication of the variety of genre’s and styles that Don brings together in this show Vortice Cremisi/ Today/ Vortice Cremisi/ Vacation House cassette 1994 Italy…

Don Campau – A Box full of Tapes

The collection of cassettes that arrived in Don’s postbox is slowly reducing. Every month he sends a big parcel to the museum for cassette culture that in some near future will rise in Zeppelin City in Bavaria, close to the homeland of the von Trapp Family. Don compiled this show completely at random, picking tapes from a huge box next to his chair. Playlist Ken Selcer/ Passing Through/ Water From The Moon/ —cassette 1987 USA ( MA) DZ Lectric/ Disco / Russo-American Songs/ SOP cassette ( USA label ) 1982…

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Museum Pieces (cassette releases 1981-1990)

In this show you will hear Don Campau announce, that, over this year, he will send a great part of his cassette collection to Friedrichshafen, in the very south of Germany. With time a museum, or part of a museum will be dedicated to cassette culture. While making a selection for his packet of 80-100 cassettes, he also made a selection for today’s show.   No Pigeonholes is an ongoing show, that documents the world of hometapers, bedroom producers and assorted pioneers of unusual sound collections, that together created the…