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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 – No Pigeonholes Sounds from the Cassette Archive #4 (1986-1997)

The new Don Campau show. You’re new here? O, my god, how I am going to explain 40 years of history made and noticed by the few. Home made music, all styles, no limits, overseas friends, tapes brought by the postman, growing collections, not impressed by CD, not on your FM radio. Here’s the playlist: artist/title/ album/ label-source Bob Zark/ Plunked Down Deep In Boom Box Heaven/ penetrator/—cassette 1993 USA BMG/ Sam;s Sun Spot/ Nmtole Warriors/ Cheap Tapes Intl cassette 1990 UK Lord Litter Band/ I Wanna Be No 1…

Don Campau, No Pigeonholes – Special on cassette label The Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret was a label in Italy run by Alessandro Crestani from 1998-2010. Some of the information you find on Don’s Living archive of Underground Music says that Best Kept Secret released high quality indie dream pop and rock with handsomely designed and executed , professional looking covers. and Best Kept Secret had a good representation of women artists in groups and also as solo artists a gorgeous dreampop outing by Kaye. And a cassette by an artist named Kizzy. Both were artists I have not heard from before…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, Songs from the Archive #2 (1985-1999)

After a series of specials on labels and artists who were a pivot in the cassette culture movement that exploded in bedrooms, garage’s, living rooms, front porches and at the post offices around the world, Don continues his saga with a choice from his immense collection of cassettes. This one is a blast. It seems like Don got out of his house to have a ride along the Californian coast, pushing the speed limits, the car radio cassette player at its loudest.   artist/title/ album/ label-source Ricanstruction/ Liberation Day/ Ricanstruction/…

No Pigeonholes by Don Campau – Songs from the Archives

In the continuing story about the cassette culture Don Campau takes us to his garage. Here over five thousand cassettes are stored. Most of them arrived by post. Don decided to make a kind of archeologic expedition and virtually travel through various layers of time and music.             If Don needed a blank tape, he went down to the drugstore and bought a couple. Back in his garage a number of tape machines and instruments would do the rest: produce a cassette, a finished work…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, German Cassette Culture part 1 (1985-1993)

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/…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, Special on Sound of Pig label part 2

Quote 1 The preeminent cassette label of the heyday of cassette culture was Sound Of Pig run by Al Margolis in New York. His label distributed hundreds of tapes in many styles with an emphasis on experimental and unusual sounds. Quote 2 With over 200 titles offered through the Sound of Pig Cassette Mail Order Catalogue, Al Margolis has certainly earned his title as “Cassette Godfather” Quote 3 “Cassettes, cassettes, cassettes — What do they mean? These days, everything! Who would have thought when I started getting involved with them…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, Focus on Sound of Pig label – part 1

Quote 1 The preeminent cassette label of the heyday of cassette culture was Sound Of Pig run by Al Margolis in New York. His label distributed hundreds of tapes in many styles with an emphasis on experimental and unusual sounds. Quote 2 With over 200 titles offered through the Sound of Pig Cassette Mail Order Catalogue, Al Margolis has certainly earned his title as “Cassette Godfather” Quote 3 “Cassettes, cassettes, cassettes — What do they mean? These days, everything! Who would have thought when I started getting involved with them…

Don Campau- No Pigeonholes episode 11, focus on Audiofile Tapes, part 2

If you are not a fan of Don Campau’s loose, but encyclopedical approach to the hometape movement that shook the earth in the 1980s, well, then you must be a fan of some other shows we have here on Radio On. We love you all the same, you and your ears. The new show by Don is a fine addition to the growing amount of information on cassette culture. He informs about the releases, the persons involved, what they did then and what they do now, and play the musics…