Clive Richards ran ( and still runs) the Fragment label in Great Britain. A long time veteran of underground music and production, Clive’s interesting history can be read here. His music is experimental surely, but different in nature than most “experimental “ music, especially with his use of percussion. Inspired by ethnic and ancient cultures but also incorporating modern electronic elements, his projects are never less than fascinating. Depicted here are not only tapes on Fragment but also other labels where Clive’s music was featured.
Above and below, A fine compilation on the Teddy Bear label with Clive’s group, Moisten Before Use featured. Perhaps surprisingly, this also indicates The Legendary Pink Dots participation in the cassette underground at the time.
Above, the cover for a compilation on the Epitapes label which was run by Mike Tetrault, a fine poet in his own right who released moody and eerie works.
Below, a beautiful CD on Fragment, from 2003 of mixed experimental styles by his project Erixma.