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PhonoStatic 10: Audio Collage Cassette (1989)


099 Mail Art Love Express (excerpt) by Barry Edgar Pilcher


100 Destroyed Music (excerpt) by The Haters


101 Happy Collapse by Son of Spam


102 Not to be Confused with the Real Thing by Paragaté (Tim Risher)


103 Jason Revs Up by Bill Shores


104 Kisssme by X.Y. Zedd (Scott Paul Elledge)


105 Hans Arp by X.Y. Zedd (Scott Paul Elledge)


106 Cavern by John Kennedy (John Berndt)


107 Mail Art Love Express (excerpt) by Barry Edgar Pilcher


108 Tom Didn't Get the Right Gift by Mechanical Sterility


109 'o' for Frog by The Tape-beatles (Lloyd Dunn, John Heck, Ralph Johnson)


110 GX (excerpt) from the Mystery Tape Laboratory (John Oswald)


111 Another Midnight Temple Music (excerpt) by José Vanden Broucke


112 Destroyed Music (excerpt) by The Haters


113 Centour by L'Abbé Martine Arbiste


114 What the Bible Says About Drugs by Chris Winkler


115 Headache found


116 Trope John Kennedy (John Berndt)


117 Mail Art Love Express (excerpt) by Barry Edgar Pilcher


118 Polynoise (excerpt) by Floating Concrete Orchestra (Miekal And, Liz Was, and others)


119 Miracle in Palookaville by The Post Void Radio Theatre


120 Natural Pauses by Bill McMahon


121 Kao-Sh-Out by L'Abbé Martine Arbiste


122 GX (excerpt) from the Mystery Tape Laboratory (John Oswald)


123 Concrète (fragment) by 9digit Zip (Lloyd Dunn)


124 La Machine by Ensemble Vide (Laurent Boyer and others)


125 Swamp Chant by Jake Berry


In this case, the editor chose to undertake an "editorial improvisation" with the source material at hand, and make from it an audio collage, as the title of the tape indicates. It features works by previous PhonoStatic contributors, including Tim Risher (appearing here as Paragaté); the then-fledgling Tape-beatles; the prolific, and decidedly low-tech, X.Y. Zedd (Scott Paul Elledge); saxophreak Barry Edgar Pilcher; and the mysterious 9digit Zip. Visual and verbal artist contributors, doubling here as audio artist contributors, include Wisconsin's Floating Concrete Orchestra (Miekal And, Liz Was, and others), John Kennedy a.k.a. Berndt, word artist Jake Berry, and the Scraptacular Chris Winkler. Significant contributions are also made by the Mystery Tape Laboratories of Toronto, the Bordelais group Ensemble Vide, the Post-Void Radio Theatre from Minneapolis, and others, creating an international lineup of audio artists working in extremely varied ways.

Compilation edited by Lloyd Dunn

Cassette release (1989): PhonoStatic Cassettes, Iowa City, Iowa

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