PANOPLY~ the tape germ mixes
Panoply was the first in 4 releases I did with the crew at Tape Germ, a site for interactive music making run by Bryan Baker and Chris Phinney. People would upload loops and other folks would download these loops and mix them, cut them up, add to them, etc. and make pieces out of them. Then, they would upload them and share them back with the Tape Germ community. It was a lot of fun and those guys did a lot of work on this ground breaking project
At the time I did not possess a computer program for creating and cutting and pasting tracks so I had to use a novel method of recording the loops and using a minidisc player to play them by hand with the remote control in a live fashion. I would also add my own instruments and layer the various loops using this minidisc method.
Listen to Panoply here:
Tape Germ series #1
Lonely Whistle Music 2006
Loops by Hal McGee, Dave Fuglewicz, Buzzsaw, Heuristics Inc, Mental Anguish, International Garbageman, Cystem
merge into room 16:15
Loops by Hebephrenic, International Garbageman, Virus Factory
Loops by Heuristics Inc, Hebephrenic, Virus Factory, International Garbageman
Don, thank you for posting and sharing Panoply with us. It was great to sit and listen and experience it this morning. Groundbreaking is right! It also shows how collaborative work can make for some beautiful sounds. Kudos to all involved!
Thanks a lot Leslie. Appreciate you checking it out.
What lovely comments Leslie. Thank you very much.
C. Goff III
Tape Germ! Much thanks to the hard work of Chris and Bryan, this site was once a genuine nexus for uniquely creative endeavors. It highlighted the talents of many current E. Cottage visitors and a whole lot of other audio artistes as well.
Thank you very much Charles. That made my day hearing it.
All I can say is thanks Charlie.You have been a champion of my music for longer than almost anyone. Our collabs together have been fun , your friendship and support, your own amazing. eclectic creations are at the heart of what this scene has always been about. Nobody more original than you.
.. and goes to show how important these posting on EC are - really spreads the news ... never heard about this release and now it will sure will be on a forthcommimg show!
Thank you my friend. I have 3 other releases in this series if interested. This was a fun project, not an easy one thats for sure.
10 plus yrs running the TG site, J Mundok quit after 6 months, Scott Carr & I quit as burnt out from running it, not making music. Bryan still has the domain its very inactive, looks totally different & just him Running it. Anyways thats beside the point Don was a wonderful member who always surprised with some great music. This cd is freaking awesome so good to listen to. I love reading the methods you used Don for your mixes, you my friend were a very integral part of the sound of the group. This cd is part of the proof in the pudding. I might add Don was a guest artist at TG & a cd is available at archive.org of The Don Campau guest artist projecct where we all took Dons samples, loops & wrote some cool tracks with them & other things. I suggest a listen. TG is a story in itself & a long one that my need to be a article history of thing one day, My track on Dons guest mix cd is " Lengua & Barbacoa" remember that one Don? Damn I need to hear your other TG mix cds. Great article Don!
I do remember " Lengua & Barbacoa"...a super cool mash up that you took to another level. People can hear it and the other tracks here: https://archive.org/details/TapegermCollectiveDonCampau1
One of the best collaborative projects I've known you to do, Don. And you did a spectacular job considering you didn't have the advantages of computer mixing and editing. It's great that you're making these Tape Germ releases available again today.
Thanks for your comments Tom. As a long time friend and collaborator I only have known you to have the utmost taste and honesty. You do not take or give BS.Your opinion matters to me and thank you for it.
started listening and could not stop. great collective work. Thanks a lot!
Thanks very much Wolfgang.
I enjoyed this very much, Don.
Your track on these comps is one of my faves Brian. Your ability to crystalize the essences and then spit them back in an even more powerful way is remarkable.
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My name is Don Campau and I have been involved in underground and non mainstream music and radio since 1969. I continue to be an active home taper and Cassette Culture archivist with my own site, The Living Archive.