Bruce Riley “Phosphenes”, cassette tape released in 1996.]]>
Heather Perkins was always an enigma in the mainly white, male dominated home taping scene of the 80s/90s. She refused to get pinned down and yet her style and personal sense always found a way of shining through. She could rock, she could go self confessional, her zany sense of humor on certain tapes was refreshing and on this particular tape she goes a little more serious and deep. Almost entirely instrumental “Steel Tribe” is an electronic soundscape ( in fact she called it a Soundtrack) filled with synths, drum machines and dark melodies. This is timeless material to me and evocative and immersive. Strap on the headphones and take this for a ride…and then see if you can find your way home.
Sidewinder Dance ( for Joan)