The shows by Don Campau give a perfect overview of what was happening in home studio’s around the world in the years before the internet opened new chanels of communication. In this episode he penetrates again the vast and chaotic world of home-produced music, and gives you background information to the tape and its maker.


Arnold Mathes/ STtanger Enters City/ Stranger From The Depths/—cassette 1985 USA
Charlie Mendoza/ Act 2 Scene 1/ Lies Of TheTragic Pines/ Paralux Productions cassette USA 1987
YU/ I Slept With Jimmy’s Mother/ Illusion On Control/ Home Productions cassette 1985 USA

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Mark Saucier/ Falling Off The Boat/ 400 Reptiles/ Absolutely Amazing Tapes cassette 1985 USA
Lemon Ave/ Lost In Toy Land, / The Story So Far 92-93/ Left As In Sinister cassette 1993 Australia
William Clipman/ Halt The Logical Juggernaut/ Nerve Chorus/  Stillpoint cassette 1985 USA

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Science And Nature/ Brave Illusions/ Brave Illusions/ —cassette 1985 USA
Sperm Bank Five/ Lavender Pygmy Sausage/ Slave To Momba/ —cassette 1991 New Zealand
Alphane Moon/ A Closed Gate/ The Echoing Grove/ audiofile cassette 1996 USA

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David Keyes/ Andy Hitler Andy Hitler/ Utility Grade cassette 1989 Canada
Ruth Sherbourne/ Fall Apart/ Rag Doll/ KAW cassette 1998 UK
Heather Perkins/ Temple Of Dreams/ Dangerous Household Objects/ Land O Newts cassette 1987 USA
Sterile Woman’s Icy Majesty/ untitled/ Sterile Woman’s Icy Majesty/ JS Labs cassette 1989? USA

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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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