"Originally issued as a limited edition cassette "Radio Slaves"
on the Medicinal Tapes (France) in 1986, then re-issued on CDr
by the Generator Sound Art (USA) in 2003, this album finally
released on CD with some bonus tracks. Loopy and sampledelic,
it will return the spirit of 80s into your ears. Great collage music from
the pioneering American experimental sound project.
"Radio Slaves" album was recorded in 1986, when Al Margolis had just gotten
the Casio sampler SK-1. It was cheap and easy to use, producing very
short loops, probably only up to four seconds. Almost the entire recording
uses that technology, loops completely populating the pieces.
These works in particular make use of samples from the radio and vinyl
as the main sound sources - the LP scratches heard on some of the tracks
are meant to be there, as they are an integral part of this work."