The History Of Herd Of The Ether Space: 1980's & 1990's
by Charles Rice Goff III
The group of sound experimenters known as "Herd Of The Ether Space" has a long and complex history, full of wonders and surprises for anyone interested in the avant garde underground of the late 20th Century. Much of that history was documented on cassettes released by Taped Rugs Productions and other independent cassette/home recording labels. Between the 1980's and 1990's, Herd Of The Ether Space (HOTES) released 34 cassette albums and contributed to five international compilations of home-recorded, avant garde tape compositions. Nineteen underground cassette labels from seven different countries distributed 26 HOTES productions throughout the world-wide homerecording network. All of this happened before digital recording, computer technology, and the internet had become available and affordable to the average residents of what some might call "the modern world."
HOTES was not a "band" in the traditional sense, and, in fact, several HOTES recordings were created years before the group even had the inclination to give itself a name. Over the course of two decades, no fewer than 29 individuals took part of creating HOTES recordings and/or participating in HOTES public performances.
a2 Dismissed As Irritants
a3 Tribute To Dr Crawford Long
b1 I'll Drink The Pond Scum, But I Wont Eat The Mud
b2 Dancing Machine
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