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ARTIST
TITLE
Seleccioon Magnetica 1982/1996
FORMAT
Cassette

LABEL
CATALOG #
SUC 038CS SUC 038CS
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/28/2020

Late 20th Century outsider music from the outskirts of Buenos Aires featuring Alan Courtis, Pablo Reche, Quum, and many more artists from the Argentinian underground. Setting out as an archaeological excavation, literally exhuming material which has been under the surface for more than two decades, this special compilation features work by established and under the radar artists that helped set the now fertile Argentinian underground. All tracks were directly digitized from the original cassette masters (half of them never previously released either). The emphasis being to maintain the original sound quality as it was produced at the time (hence the cassette format). The compilation also showcases a broad-spectrum style of music that was done at a specific time with very primitive gear -- not by choice but because of the obvious economic restrictions of accessing sophisticated equipment forced these musicians on the DIY road. Domestic tape recorders making cassette loops, broken record players, toy keyboards, and the noisy "fingers on circuitry" long before Nicolas Collins championed it on Handmade Electronic Music (2006). Whilst some artists actually had access to professional synths and drum machines (UnoxUno, Quum, Jaime Genovart), they still lacked of standard recording equipment. A crucial document then showing how their unique approach to music making influenced the forthcoming experimental scene of South America making these artists influential cult figures of the underground. Compiled by Juan José Calarco and Pablo Reche. Digitized and mastered by Juan José Calarco. Also features Alfredo Horacio Pérez, Luis Marte, Conducto, Esófago Zombie, Las Cintas Magnéticas, Zigo, La Espora Invasora, and Francisco Ali-Brouchoud.