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gX-1 03:31
gX-2 02:28
gX-3 05:17
gX-4 09:45
gX-5 04:30
gX-6 04:09


After over 30 years MYSTERY TAPES are back (or forward, depending upon your perceptual timeline). One of the most distinctive assemblages was GX, which was often coupled with EX or the Xmap on the other side of a k7 (french for 'cassette'). Due to the Mystery Principle which states that what you don't want to know won't interfere with primary aesthetic appreciation, we have assembled this unique line of chockfullike compilation tapes which are ultravarious & unavoidably unidentified but occasionally perhaps vaguely familiar. This is your opportunity to obtain music without the risk of being offended by the composer's taste in pants. We think the more mysterious the more interesting & therefore we have gone all the way with these releases which are half an hour each of flabbergastronomy.


released January 10, 1982

version 4.4




Mystery Tapes etc.

X...coined to cover the counter-covert world of converted sound and retrofitted music, where collective melodic memories of the familiar are mined and rehabilitated to a new life. The blatant borrowings of the privateers of sound are a class distinct from common sample pocketing, parroting, and tune thievery. ... more

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