The Mexican Cassette Culture box set offers a flashback to what was perhaps the greatest musical era and some of the most original music produced in the late 1970’s to mid 1980’s.
This box covers many of those experimental artists from Mexico such as Aristeo, Via Lactea & Carlos Alvarado, Hilozoizmo, Decibel, Oxomaxoma with Arturo Romo & Jose Alvarez & Miguel A. Ruiz and Voldarepet with Arturo Meza, Juan Wolfang Cruz and Marco A. Godinez.
This kind of music opened a door to an incredible new chapter for many people in the music scene. One of those discovering the outstanding and amazing experimental music from Mexico as early as 1979 was Archie Patterson of Eurock-Magazine. He distributed experimental music, primarily released on cassettes, which he also covered and wrote about in his magazine, established in 1973.
At that time, visitors from south of the border came to LA to buy music for their record stores in Mexico City, bring with them music cassettes and LPs of new electronic music from Mexico. A musical link was created that still exists today. Fans of experimental and electronic music, including Vinyl On Demand itself would probably never have heard about such true hidden treasures released on this box without such pioneering networking, distribution and promotion back then.
Today there still is nothing that sounds like what you’ll hear when listening to the sounds on these long lost cassette artifacts. In fact, the music never sounded better, thanks to the excellent sonic restoration done by Jos Smolders of Earlabs.
The Mexican Cassette Culture box set offers indisputable proof that music is the one art form that transcends time as well as all cultures and geographical boundaries.
The six LP box set includes
– Via Lactea (2xLP)
– Carlos Alvarado / Decibel / Hilozoizmo (LP)
– Oxomaxoma (LP)
– Aristeo (LP)
– Voladepet (LP)