Tape Leaders is a new book authored by Ian Helliwell. It is a compendium of early British tape music composers. Containing a wealth of information, it covers the period from the start of tape recording to around 1970. It is an impressive and thoroughly well researched book containing sections on so many early tape composers, both famous and obscure. Also featured are many really interesting rare photos from the period. It is highly recommended and can be purchased from “Sound on Sound Magazine” here.
VOD Records have released a superbly presented 8 LP boxed set collection of British Synthesiser artists on Vinyl, which I’m very pleased to say, includes my first album “Where Dark Forces Meet”. The huge boxed set of 8 12” vinyl records is presented in a set of nicely matching sleeves. I can say without hesitation, truly is a lovely thing to own. This is the first time my first album has been made available in Vinyl. It can be purchase separately if desired. The boxed set is called “British Cassette Culture Recordings 1975-1985”. Follow the link to VOD Records for info.
Cherry Red Records have now released beautiful 4 CD compilation of formative uk electronica 1975- 1984 called “Close to the Noise Floor”.......... 60 groups and artists have each contributed a track (including one from me) to this hugely impressive collection of electronic music. Not only this but the whole compilation is beautifully package in the form of a CD sized hard-backed book. Inside, accompanying the CDs, there is a complete written section on each artist and a collection of related photos and images.
Info from Cherry Red on this album can be found on their Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/closetothenoisefloor . Their website can be found at... www.cherryred.co.uk