Various 80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 2

Contort Yourself
16th December 2022

Format Info

2LP with Exclusive Cassette
2LP with printed sleeve note inners. Includes Limited Monorail Exclusive Contort Yourself 2 cassette, limited to 50 copies, hand numbered.


Due to production delays, this release will be slightly delayed until 16th Nov.

Proud to team up with Contort Yourself again for the second volume of 80s Underground Cassette Archive.
With Exclusive Monorail Cassette, Hand numbered, LTD 50. The cassette features one 30 side of unheard 80s synth wave, industrial, DIY music that didn’t make the LP and one side of Contort Yourself music and rarities. Prepare yourself.

Rich-poor divide widens. Unemployment soars. The East and West eyeball each other on the brink. 2022 isn’t too far off the 1980s. Contort Yourself know this.

Following the huge success of the prophetic 80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol 1, Vol 2 is set to hit shelves and screens with the same brand of distortion soaked didactics.

Twenty one tracks from across the globe make up this second installment with nothing being constant. Instead, the overarching message is one of wanton abandonment; burnt-out artists peddling an electronic punk profanity, marginalised musicians spitting on the establishment and industry.

Rusted guitar strings, cobbled drum machines and fire in the belly; this is the recipe.

A soundtrack of despondent despair, a lament of languid lechery, an anthem of what was then and still is now.

From the lurching misanthropic menace of Years On Earth to the static drum machine robo funk of M Rendell, from the dark proto-House, monochrome industrial work out of Pornosect to the primitive sample-punk of Ob Ovo, these mutants all made music brimming with life and vim under the layer of culture and reality that was the mainstream in the 80s. Think Cabaret Voltairish experimentation, sub-Fad Gadget desperation, burbling radiophonic synth tones smothering grooves, these coldest of waves and most clanging of industrial tones represent a tip or a trough of an iceberg or valley of endless invention from the decade that refuses to die.

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