From the archive: 30 gb of lost cassette tapes

Available to download for free from archive.org

The non-profit website Internet Archive has 30 gb of “tape experimentation, industrial, avant-garde, indie, rock, DIY, subvertainment and auto-hypnotic materials” from the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s, available as a torrent download here. The original artwork is included alongside the audio and this was originally a backup of noise-arch.net from October 2011. They explain:

 

"this website is a collection of underground / independently released cassette tapes from the days when the audio cassette was the standard method of music sharing, generally the mid eighties through early nineties. material represented includes tape experimentation, industrial, avant-garde, indie, rock, diy, subvertainment and auto-hypnotic materials... most of what you are about to hear is rather difficult to file under any one category, and thus has not been. the bulk of the tapes in this library were donated to the project by former ckln fm radio host myke dyer in august of 2009."

 

Mark Lougheed (archives, web design)

Myke Dyer (tape info, sound advice)

Graham Stewart (viosac, tech stuff, server)