20 years of evolving artistic music collaboration

Tapegerm is a pool of source audio projects which artists (maybe you?) inject into new work. The sounds germinate via new compositions and new collections. A source can spread and be carried by 100's of works mutating in endless forms. Currently there are 577 collaboration projects dropped into the pool by 57 artists, labels and publishers. 424 audio files are available from the Tapegerm archive sourced from resident artist contributions as well as outsider art audio albums culled from cassette culture's past.
To get started, create an account, pick a project or game a random set of sources then create something new. Upload your work and link your credits so your germ spreads throughout the site. If you want to contribute to the pool, let us know in the Tapegerm group on Facebook.
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Recent Bloggerms

    RIP Longtime Tapegerm Resident Artist Dave Fuglewicz

    RIP Longtime Tapegerm Resident Artist Dave Fuglewicz
    Our friend and creative colleague, Dave Fuglewicz, passed away yesterday. He leaves a large body of work and scores of collaborations here and elsewhere. Salut
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    Tapegerm TransCodeExpress Event Chat

    Tapegerm TransCodeExpress Event Chat
    *** Now talking in #tapegerm*** ChanServ sets mode: +nt*** ChanServ changes topic to 'welcome to tapegerm'*** ChanServ sets mode: -o shaud*** psychophonic has joined #tapegerm*** psychophonic has quit IRC (Quit: [x]chat)*** psychophonic has joined #tapegerm*** psychophonic has quit IRC (Quit: [x]chat)*** psychophonic has joined #tapegerm*** zapruder_red has joined #tapegerm***zapruder_red*** ello?*** IntGarb has joined #tapegerm***IntGarb*** hello guys***psychophonic*** hi***IntGarb***...
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    Tapegerm's 20th Anniversary

    We're talking about a project to mark Tapegerm's 20th anniversary. https://www.facebook.com/groups/tapegerm
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    Deadline for Harsh Reality Music tribute compilation July 4th

    Deadline for Harsh Reality Music tribute compilation July 4th
    Electronic Cottage Compilation 7: Forgotten Memories Of A Harsh Future -- a tribute to Harsh Reality Music. Electronic music compilation. Send WAV file no longer than 5 minutes, with artist and track title, via WeTransfer to haltapes@gmail.com. New shit only. Deadline July 4, 2020. Participation open to any member of EC Group or HRM Group. Only the best tracks will be included. Also, do not post your track for the compilation anywhere online prior to the publication of the compilation.
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    Front Page Privilèges

    Front Page Privilèges
    You may notice a change to the blogs and videos appearing here on Tapegerm's front  page. After dealing with a fairly steady spewing of spam, we've made the front page blog list show only artists who are collaborating and otherwise participating with us. Historically, that's determined by whether or not you upload a composition utilizing one or more source files you might find provided via any of the many projects on Tapegerm. You're considered a collaborator if you also just create...
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Active Curators

Artists and others curating projects and source material are highlighted below by date of contribution. Click to browse and participate in their projects.
Russ Stedman
 
Russ Stedman
1 projects (last: Aug 27, 2021)
Rootsy Records
 
Rootsy Records
1 projects (last: Aug 26, 2021)
Viral Assault
 
Viral Assault
3 projects (last: Aug 1, 2021)
Prankmonkey
 
Prankmonkey
1 projects (last: Jul 25, 2021)
Hannah Galli
 
Hannah Galli
1 projects (last: Jul 24, 2021)
Blind Mime
 
Blind Mime
28 projects (last: May 26, 2021)
Hebephrenic
 
Hebephrenic
16 projects (last: May 2, 2021)
Tapegerm Collective
 
Tapegerm Collective
34 projects (last: Apr 22, 2021)
GAJOOB Magazine
 
GAJOOB Magazine
2 projects (last: Nov 28, 2020)
Mellow Jeremy
 
Mellow Jeremy
7 projects (last: Nov 27, 2020)
Rafael Flores
 
Rafael Flores
1 projects (last: Nov 27, 2020)
Charlie DeVico
 
Charlie DeVico
16 projects (last: Nov 22, 2020)
Zebra Mann
 
Zebra Mann
7 projects (last: Nov 21, 2020)
Zapruder Red
 
Zapruder Red
30 projects (last: Nov 21, 2020)
Axel Mundi
 
Axel Mundi
1 projects (last: Nov 20, 2020)
decaying machine
 
decaying machine
2 projects (last: Nov 20, 2020)
JSG58
 
JSG58
2 projects (last: Nov 19, 2020)
M.Nomized
 
M.Nomized
1 projects (last: Nov 19, 2020)
Yuroun
 
Yuroun
1 projects (last: Nov 19, 2020)
melodywhore
 
melodywhore
14 projects (last: Nov 18, 2020)
peeler
 
peeler
5 projects (last: Nov 18, 2020)
Klao DNA
 
Klao DNA
5 projects (last: Nov 17, 2020)
kongbalong
 
kongbalong
8 projects (last: Nov 17, 2020)
CIIIGoff
 
CIIIGoff
3 projects (last: Nov 16, 2020)
James P. Bergman
 
James P. Bergman
2 projects (last: Nov 13, 2020)
Sin:Ned
 
Sin:Ned
10 projects (last: Nov 12, 2020)
Razing Darkness
 
Razing Darkness
6 projects (last: Nov 9, 2020)
Suckling Infants Network
 
Suckling Infants Network
12 projects (last: Nov 8, 2020)
Darph Nader
 
Darph Nader
2 projects (last: Nov 8, 2020)
Hal McGee
 
Hal McGee
7 projects (last: Nov 7, 2020)
don campau
 
don campau
1 projects (last: Nov 6, 2020)
anixas
 
anixas
2 projects (last: Nov 6, 2020)
shaud
 
shaud
1 projects (last: Nov 5, 2020)
Solaris
 
Solaris
1 projects (last: Nov 5, 2020)
Corypheus
 
Corypheus
34 projects (last: Nov 4, 2020)
Anti-Gravity Workshop
 
Anti-Gravity Workshop
3 projects (last: Nov 2, 2020)

Project Additions

Recent Bloggerms

Recently Germinated

Find a project. Download its sources. Make something new. Listen.

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Ixion's Fate

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A Skyful of Hand

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Crown Princess Victoria's Request and Require

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Riot Rate 2001?

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AKA

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2 blip 17 blop

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The Head's Of Dogs

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Contemplations

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The Noise At The Back Of My Head

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Let Us Begin

Playgerm

14 Tracks @ Random

Feedback!

Please take a moment to comment on Tapegerm creations.
tapegerm
08/21/21 03:02:43PM @home:
"Coolness Man! Appreciate the loopage use & I will be referring this tune for plays! Thanx again." --Unknown (posted 05/09/07)
tapegerm
08/19/21 01:10:47PM @home:
Interesting, show me more. - DJ Fidget
blindmime
01/09/21 10:46:15PM @blindmime:
Love this track, Nick. Especially after using the spoken word source in my most recent gamegerm. I think it's beautiful how sources mix into different compositions. Yours bounces around so cool.
Kamakura
11/26/20 01:58:13PM @kamakura:
Thumbs UP! :D
Kamakura
11/26/20 01:49:44PM @kamakura:
Bloody wonderful! Though I'm kinda glad I wasn't tripping when I listened, 'cause who know where I'd have ended up....
Kamakura
11/23/20 03:19:03PM @kamakura:
Love it!
Mental
11/23/20 03:06:39AM @mental:
Excellent piece Nick! I to love it.
tpark
11/23/20 03:04:16AM @mystified:
I am having a blast with these.
blindmime
11/23/20 03:03:15AM @blindmime:
The free sample pack blends beautifully here!
blindmime
11/23/20 02:52:05AM @blindmime:
Love it, Nick! Crazy how all the randomness propels this forward. Looking forward to more.

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