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STUDIO 12 Recordings 1980​-​1984

by Blowpipe

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    5LP-vinyl-box-set plus bonus 7" & extensive colourful booklet. (Ltd to 444 copies)

    Includes unlimited streaming of STUDIO 12 Recordings 1980-1984 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €75 EUR


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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €999 EUR  or more




Wonderful collaboration-release between VOD and Blowpipe to celebrate one of the most exciting dutch 80’s tape-labels. Musical harvest of Studio 12, the postpunk cassette label of the Haarlem Dutch Ultra movement of almost 5 hours of music with 63 tracks.

Beginning of the 80's, artists and musicians mingled in squatted places to create, in the true DIY-vain, an unique blend of (minimal-) electronics, drones, soundscapes and tribal music.

Bands like Nexda, Smalts, Vitaal, Die Krü Blødt, Cargo-Cultus still sound fresh and exciting today but received only a marginal distribution back then. The result were excellent compilation-tapes such as 'A Thousand Faces','Muzak for Critics', a K&I tape called 'Promise Promise' as well as several Nexda-tapes, all released in very limited amount that finally find a well deserved reissue as a remastered 5LP-vinyl-box-set with bonus 7" and extensive colourful booklet. We are happy that this boxset sets this straight and that it finds its way to music aficionados and a new enthusiastic public.


released July 14, 2017

digitalised by Floris van Manen
remastered by Jos Smolders (EARLabs)
designed by the mighty Steve Lippert


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