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T.U.M.S.A. - Fool's Paradise (Cassette)


T.U.M.S.A. were a Latvian electronic group active from 1986 until 1993. The group formed from the communal home-based concert scene in the outskirts of Riga. They were influenced by magnetic tape recording experiments, old Latvian poets, non-formal subcultures, 80’s underground parties, black & white photography and urban melancholy. They were also influenced by magnitizdat, re-copying and self-distributing of recordings that were not sanctioned by the Soviet Union. Many of their early recordings were only released on reel-to-reel, and were distributed by copying the reels for friends. Fools Paradise from 1992 was a cassette collection of the group’s works previously only available on reel-to-reel. It’s beautiful and dark music for insurrection, an absolutely essential document. 

Unplayed vintage cassette with hand painted cover.

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