Hal McGee

Also known as H. McGee, Hal, Hal MCgee, McGee
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.haltapes.com/, http://halmcgee.bandcamp.com/

Discography of Hal McGee:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Homemade Alien Music 10 Audio 1997
2 When We Wake Up... 2 Audio 2002 HalTapes
3 Escape From Earth 6 Audio 2005-02-00 HalTapes
4 Collage Mania #1: Quaquaverse 2 Audio 2004 HalTapes
5 Orion The Hunter 19 Audio 2005-03-07 HalTapes
6 Ditch 2 Audio 1990 Electronic Cottage
7 Tapegerm Collection Volume One 12 Audio 2006 HalTapes
8 Stranded On Earth 8 Audio 2002 HalTapes
9 Deep Space Search Engine 7 Audio 2002 HalTapes
10 Random Sound Generator 8 Audio 2001 HalTapes
11 Real Plastic Plants 6 Audio 2006-10-00 Sloth Jinni
12 Wired For Sound 3 Audio 2000 6 On The Dot
13 Maps Of Nowhere 4 Audio 2000 HalTapes
14 Alien Progeny (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 3) 2 Audio 1998
15 Blue Planet 10 Audio 2002
16 Ancient Astronauts (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 2) 10 Audio 1998 HalTapes
17 Tapegerm Collection Volume Two 9 Audio 2006 HalTapes
18 A Fish Devoid Of Memory 2 Audio 1988 Harsh Reality Music
19 Goonz 6 Audio 1990
20 Usufruct 4 Audio 1989
21 Heads 8 Audio 1990 Harsh Reality Music
22 Shell 4 Audio 1990 Harsh Reality Music
23 Maneuvers 2 Audio 1990 Sound Of Pig
24 Skull 4 Audio 1990 Electronic Cottage
25 Live 2006 3 Audio 2006-11-00 HalTapes
26 Tapegerm Collection Volume Four 8 Audio 2006 HalTapes
27 Tapegerm Collection Volume Five 6 Audio 2007-02-00 HalTapes
28 Tapegerm Collection Volume Three 9 Audio 2006 HalTapes
29 Synergistic Deconstruction 2 Audio 2003 HalTapes
30 Moon Egg Rabbit Star 15 Audio 2004 HalTapes
31 1909E 5 Audio 1998 HalTapes
32 H8 2 Audio 2000 HalTapes
33 H8 2 Audio 1998 HalTapes
34 My Intellectual Property 1: Abfall Man 19 Audio 2001 HalTapes
35 Gnarl/Knot 5 Audio 2001 Harsh Reality Music
36 1995-1997 9 Audio 2000 HalTapes
37 The Secret Life Of Hal McGee 3 Audio 2005-07-00 HalTapes
38 NoiseFuck Monument 2 Audio 2007-09-13 HalTapes
39 Beagle And Dachshund 2 Audio 2008-08-20 HalTapes
40 Journey To Light And Progress 2 Audio 2008-10-07
41 Va10 13 Audio 1996 HalTapes
42 Sonic Holiday 8 Audio 1997 HalTapes
43 Nimbus 3 Audio 2010-07-20 HalTapes
44 Andrew Chadwick / Hal McGee 2 Audio 2010-08-05 HalTapes
45 Kathy Burkett / Hal McGee 10 Audio 2010-08-01 HalTapes
46 Dylan Palme / Hal McGee 2 Audio 2010-07-29 HalTapes
47 The Noble Art Of Audio Destruction 7 Audio 2010 Roil Noise Offensive
48 Phonebooth Sessions 4 Audio 2010-12-11 Surrism Phonoethics
49 Lamp Defective Trommel 2 Audio 2010-12-29 Kruchenykh Records
50 Dictaphonia Split #4 2 Audio 2010-08-06 HalTapes


Hal McGee is an American experimental artist and producer, active since 1981. He is widely considered as one of the most important and seminal members of an early homemade cassettes musical movement in USA.

Together with [a=Debbie Jaffe], McGee operated legendary [l=Cause And Effect] cassette label and distribution, releasing such artists as [a=Merzbow], [a=Nurse With Wound], [a=Controlled Bleeding], [a=Robert Rich], [a=If, Bwana], [a=Algebra Suicide] and others.

In the mid 1980s McGee recorded numerous works as a member of [a=Viscera], solo as [a=Dog As Master], and in collaboration with [a=If, Bwana] and [a=Jabon].

In the late 1980s and early 90s McGee was operating [l=Electronic Cottage] label, simultaneously with an Electronic Cottage Magazine.

In the mid to late 1990s Hal McGee released dozens of cassettes of homemade experimental music, solo and in collaboration with [a=Jeph Jerman], [a=Brian Noring] ([a=EHI]), [a=Big City Orchestra], [a=Emil Hagstrom] ([a=Cock E.S.P.]), [a=Charles Rice Goff III] and others. Also he produced a series of "Tape Heads" cassette compilations on his own [l=HalTapes] label.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s Hal McGee started releasing homemade CDr albums. During this time he collaborated heavily with Brian Noring of the [l=FDR Tapes], in person and via mail collaboration, and with his long-time partner [a=Chris Phinney].

In 2003-04 Hal McGee produced the five-volume Quotidian Assemblages compilation project. In 2005 he recorded and released a 2-hour video film called [r=959221].

In 2006, with the encouragement of [a=Andrew Chadwick] and [a=Christopher Miller (2)], McGee began performing live for the first time since 1987, joining the ranks of Florida's burgeoning noise/experimental music scene.

Hundreds of McGee’s solo and collaborative releases and compilations, both archival and recent (including many works created in 2012), are available for free from his official bancamp page.


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