K7D - Widemouth Sampler

(selections from the 26 tapes of the Widemouth series - lavishly packaged with all of the inserts from all of the tapes excerpted from + more..)

- $6.00 - (90 minutes)


From: "Factsheet Five" #32 - early '90 - us@

Various Artists, "Widemouth Sampler" A bargain introduction to the world of curious sounds available from Widemouth. It features 31 selections from 26 tapes, moving from the rather clipped language poetry that started it off to the assaults of Doktors for Wotan and the mania of tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. Includes copies of the liner notes for each of the tapes excerpted. Definitely something to get if the boundaries of language and performance excite you. (T/MG)


From: "Gajoob" #5 - early '90 - us@

From: Agog's Readers' Choice Tapes

Widemouth Sampler - Various Artists

Received this tape not so long ago so it's still just settling into my brain. Lots of people on this. Sound poetry to free improvised instrumentals and more. Very eclectic. I think this is a 90-minute compilation and it is one of the few that holds my interest all the way through.


From: "Retrofuturism" 13 - July 1990 - us@

Widémouth Tapes

K7D: The Widemouth Sampler-A cassette retrospective of the Widemouth Tapes project, it includes a booklet full of documentation, from which is excerpted the following:


to V.C. home page - to S.P.C.S.M.E.F home page - to N.A.A.M.C.P. home page

to A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..

to Widémouth Tapes home page - to Widémouth Tapes Catalog - to Usic Essays home page

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The reviews are not necessarily copied verbatim from the original. Usually, small apparent typos are corrected & obsolete addresses are removed. In some cases, I may choose to leave misspellings, misinformation, etc intact to demonstrate how sloppy the reviewer is. Of course, there may be times when the original packaging was confusing (deliberately or otherwise) which may effect the reviewer's comprehension. The more recent the tapes are, the less likely this is to be the case. Most of the recent tapes provide fairly extensive liner notes. In some cases, reviewers whose native language isn't English may be writing in English anyway for the sake of 'internationalizing' their reviews. Obviously, this may lead to what strikes native English speakers as 'bad' English. Hopefully, equally obviously, this should not be interpreted as a lack of intelligence in the writing. Editorial notes may be inserted into the reviews in [brackets]. In many instances, I (tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE) replied to reviews that I disagreed with strongly. These replies are included here. In some cases, I may add additional retrospective comments.