Fueled by punk outrage and riffing guitars, Andy Xport’s, Man’s Hate, railed against political injustice on his solo tapes produced in his English home studio. Above is Andy’s second tape.
Xport also produced excellent compilation tapes called “International Sound Communique’s”. The text is a bit small above but features bands from the U.K., Norway, USA and Europe.
Although i had been making cassette music with the APF Brigade since 1977 i first became aware of other hometapers in 1984 after APF had split up.
I cannot remember how but i traded my first solo cassette “Suffer in silence” with Sandy Nys of “Magisch Theatre” in Belgium, he sent me his solo project “Magthea and Insanity” which was a experimental piece of ambient music with a loose beat, i remember being very excited by his music, which was far removed from my own at that time, i loved the way the sounds filled my house and spilled onto the street, and anyone walking by would have thought what the …is that!
At that time Sandy was also putting together his “International Sound Communique” which he said was coming to an end as he was tired out with all the work involved. I think he put out five of these glorious compilation tapes, that covered a lot of Underground European music at the time.
So i suggested to him that i carry this idea forward which he agreed to and started releasing my own versions called “International Sound Communication” respectively.
I remember having other early contacts with Al Margolis, Cause and Effect, Unovidual, Hot Bip and Barry Edgar Pilchar to name but a few, all this inspired me to catalog the wide diversity of music and release it on ISC with contacts so helping to build the hometaper network and traverse the globe with sound.