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Hi Bias: The Best Cassette Releases of 2018

2018-best-of-hi-biasWelcome to the roundup of our favorite tapes available on Bandcamp that were released in 2018. Cassettes continued to be a source of all kinds of amazing music this year, from the most obscure underground abstractions to the finest-honed songwriting. Our list tends toward the more experimental sounds on that wide spectrum, including noisy improvisations, groundbreaking electronics, surreal concept art, outward-bound guitar explorations, giddy beat-making, and delicately-crafted ambience.

This will be the final edition of Hi Bias on Bandcamp—thanks for reading along and for supporting great music released on cassette tape!

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Lifetime Achievement: Tashi Dorji’s Expansive World of Experimental Guitar

Tashi Dorji

Growing up in Bhutan in the ’90s, guitarist Tashi Dorji discovered lots of different music. But playing it wasn’t so easy. “We didn’t own amps; we didn’t even know how to acquire one,” he says of his various short-lived high school bands. “A friend of mine had to build one. We had a cover band that played everything from classic rock to Nirvana to hair metal. Anything we heard, we wanted to play.”

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