Early cassette culture 3: TO:1 - TO:2 & TO:4/TOC:1 & TO:C2

Early cassette culture 2: T33 - T33.4/T33.7-9 & TO:7C

Early cassette culture 1: T1 - T5

Between 1984 and 1988, Touch released a series of cassettes which were packaged either as a standard cassette with extended inlay card, or with an A6 booklet in a clear plastic wallet. Here for the historical record are the front cover artwork, the audio & visual content, and notes. All are out of print, of course. The contents and credits are copied directly from the productions themselves.




[Each cassette inlay card also contained a colour photo from North Wales taken by Simon Tassano -
a different one each time, from hundreds of gloss 'snappy snaps', cut in half at the printers]

Side One

Part 1

Side Two

Part 11

Audio notes:
Mixed at Elephant Studios 7-84.
Tracks written by Sayer/Tassano

Design: Jon Wozencroft


GENERAL STRIKE - Danger In Paradise [TO:2]

Side One

Interplanetary Music
The Fatal Glass
Next Day
Babycart to Hell
The Barkless Dog
Guided Missiles

Side Two

My Other Body
Bamboo House of Dolls
Interplanetary Dub
We Travel the Spaceways
Friendless Animals
Sea Hunt
Danger In Paradise

Audio notes:
DAVID TOOP: guitar, prepared guitar, bass percussion, flute, alto flute, glockenspiel, vocals, tape noises, rhythm tracks. STEVE BERESFORD: bass, piano, glockenspiel, Farfisa organ, trumpet, Prophet, flugelhorn, toy piano, euphonium, percussion, vocals, melodica, noises, rhythm tracks

with guests: Lol Coxhill, tenor saxophone on guided missiles and soprano saxophone on interplanetary music + dub. Dawn Roberts, vocal on my other body. Maartje Ten hoorn, violin on interplanetary music.

Composed in Brixton, Stoke Newington, Clapham, Venezuela by Toop & Beresford except: interplanetary music, we travel the spaceways - SUN RA - Dub Sun Ra Toop Beresford Cunningham & guided missiles - THE CUFF LINKS. Thanks to Yoshiaki Kinno, Dave Ramsden, Whirled Music, Lloyd Bridges.

Photographs a-i taken by Martin Proctor in Cairo & Giza; Cadiz, Valencia, Jerez & roundabout; Janta Manta, Jaipur; The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem. Package arranged by Jon Wozencroft & designed by Panni Charrington. Thanks to Richard Cook.

The package contained a postcard [see above]




THE NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS - drowning in a sea of bliss [TO:4]

Anthems of the Meat Generation

Photography by Panni Charrington. Inlay card photo: Nigel Ayers

The cassette, which was packaged in a Magnam Products Microcase, contained a folded card [see above]


THE HAFLER TRIO- Redintegrate [TOC:1]


Since 1953, The Hafler Trio has continued to implement the disuputed findings of the acoustic researcher Robert Spridgeon. 'Redintegrate' is a compendium of details taken from recordings made since that time, many of which are included more extensively than on [the above releases]. Each bears out Spridgeon's deposition: 'Until man can learn to set himself from himself, what he is from what he does, there can be no real hope of creation'.

Redintegrate was sponsored by EDGAR RODGERS and The Bureaux Clothing Group, established in 1982. The cassette, which was packaged in a Magnam Products Microcase, contained a folded card [see above] and, separately, with 3 postcards by Panni Charrington. Design: Jon Wozencroft

1. Symbolising Kundalini

2. Symbolising Tantra

3. Symbolising the Elements





Intention, attention and duplication
Soundtrack to "The Graphic Language of Neville Brody"

Design: Jon Wozencroft