This Vancouver Island-based cassette compilation features the latest in the indie side of electronic and experimental music. Highlights include Hitman, the opening track by Victoria noiseniks Hermit – it s the Dr. Who soundtrack that never was – as well as the ambient-guitar wails of Olivebridge, NY s PUC and the spacey surf-dub track by Quebec-based A1 Barrett. Most of the rest of Papernet is made up of mid-fi New Order-styles with ironic slacker-rock lyrics, of which the funniest is Mugba Theme, by Parksville, B.C. s Mugba. It s of uneven quality (and decidedly non-funky) but entertaining nonetheless.
Title: Papernet #1 Format: Zine+Cass. $2 Can, $2.50 US Papernet, c/o James, 465 Craig St., Parksville, B.C., V9P 1L2