The International Electronic Music Association and the Cassette Underground

Source: Percorsi Musicali.

One of the more interesting trends of recent years is the resurgent visibility of the cassette tape as a medium for creating and distributing music. Experimental and electronic musicians have long had a durable relationship to tape as a medium for creating as well as for storing sound, but since the middle of the last decade cassette tapes have been appearing with increasing frequency among new releases of experimental as well as other kinds of music. At the same time, the ascendency of digital technologies has made possible the preservation and perpetuation of the work of one of the more significant forerunners of contemporary experimental music: The original cassette underground.