Dave Fuglewicz is an electronic musician from Georgia. He started sending me tapes in the early 1990s. His synths cranked and pouring out the sizzling tones, the gurgling burps, the hammering electronic missives that could boil the speakers but could also soothe the raging soul. Dave has also done a lot of work with The Tape Germ Collective. I suggest you check that out here.
“Orange Mist Sunrise” ( along with its counterpart “Orange Mist Sunset”) may be Dave Fuglewicz masterwork. Blistering envelopes of noise, jittering and cascading shrieks, outer space groans, glacial sized arenas of electricity…all in a two tape set from 1996.
My first actual trade was in 1991 with Crystal Awareness (see Dancing Bear Audio Research
I had been messing around with a guitar and a ARP 2600 since about 1980, dropping the guitar in the late 80’s and doing some primitive recording using first two cassette decks, then
a reel to reel deck with sound on sound capabilities, then a Vesta-Fire 4 track cassettte deck around 1989.I was also aware that there was an independent music culture going on in the 80’s but didn’t feel I was good enough to join in. I was also completely unaware how extensive it was until I started trading in 1991. My limited
budget kept me from distributing my cassettes on a large scale, some have less than a dozen copies “out there”. Other early contacts that were meaningful to me were Hal McGee, Gajoob
magazine, Brian Noring, K.D. Scmitz and Pete Comely (aka Pete Painful during the ’90’s). There are several dozen other people I’d like to mention from those days but I’m just focusing on the very first contacts. I have a website where I’ve put many of the old cassette releases up for downloading.
I’ll eventually get them all up there. These days I’m very active at
Tapegerm.com and am collaborating off and on with Jeremy Gluck (Barracudas, Datawhore) on several compositions.