I am really excited about this one.
If you don’t already know r/cassetteculture, they are a subreddit that is keeping the DIY tape culture alive. Made up of a million micro-labels of die-hard tape enthusiasts (mostly from USA) who share stories, tapes and crazy finds with each other. Reading this forum gave me all the info I needed to start a label with cassettes as its main focus.
SO, main guy Neztok hooked me up with a collab where dozens of bands submitted songs for a compilation album celebrating cassette culture. The deadline hasn’t passed yet (Feb 6th) so I am still sorting through all of the entries. Every single genre is represented including some truly incred hip-hop and surf-rock!
The theme is CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE, y’know, like the books! Those books form our childhood gave us early steps into the unknown. You’d never know where you would end up from one page to the next and thats exactly what I am trying to do with the album. You could fast forward and hear opera, rewind a few seconds and hear post-rock, fast forward a little and hear metal, fast forward a bit more and get some grimy hip-hop calypso. It really is an audio adventure.
What I aim to do with POST/POP is showcase bands you would most likely never hear. Like the start of a great adventure, all you have with you is a cassette, a tape player and your trust in me to guide you.
Full band listings and song titles after Feb 6th. This is gonna be BIG.