Hal McGee

Profile:
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 Debbie Jaffe, McGee operated legendary Cause And Effect cassette label and distribution, releasing such artists as Merzbow, Nurse With Wound, Controlled Bleeding, Robert Rich, If, Bwana, Algebra Suicide and others.

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

In the late 1980s and early 90s McGee was operating Electronic Cottage label, simultaneously with an Electronic Cottage Magazine.This was restarted as an online zine and community in April 2018.

In the mid to late 1990s Hal McGee released dozens of cassettes of homemade experimental music, solo and in collaboration with Jeph Jerman, Brian Noring (EHI), Big City Orchestra, Emil Hagstrom (Cock E.S.P.), Charles Rice Goff III and others. Also he produced a series of "Tape Heads" cassette compilations on his own 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 FDR Tapes, in person and via mail collaboration, and with his long-time partner 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 The Secret Life Of Hal McGee.

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

From 2014 to 2015 Hal operated a new label, Kassette Kult Tapes.

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 Bandcamp page.
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HR 94 Hal McGee - A Fish Devoid Of Memory album art Prescott* / McGee* Prescott* / McGee* - A Fish Devoid Of Memory(Cass, C90) Harsh Reality Music HR 94 US 1988 Sell This Version
HR 144, ALMED154 Hal McGee - Usufruct album art Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Usufruct(Cass, Album, C60) Harsh Reality Music, Alternate Media Tapes HR 144, ALMED154 US 1989 Sell This Version
HR 176 Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Heads(Cass, C60) Harsh Reality Music HR 176 US 1990 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee - Miami Noise album art Hal McGee & Friends* Miami Noise(Cass, Album) HalTapes none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee - Coincidence album art Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Coincidence(Cass, C60) HalTapes none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee - B12 album art Hal* B12(Cass, Album) HalTapes none US 1995 Sell This Version
HT 069 Hal McGee - Pig album art Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Pig(Cass, Album) HalTapes HT 069 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee - F5 album art Hal* F5(Cass, Album) HalTapes none US 1996 Sell This Version
#84 Hal McGee - The Room album art Hal McGee, Brian Noring, Emil Hagstrom, Eric Hofferber Hal McGee, Brian Noring, Emil Hagstrom, Eric Hofferber - The Room(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #84 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT 080 Hal McGee - Va10 album art Hal* Va10(Cass, Album, C60) HalTapes HT 080 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee - Caesura album art Hal McGee, Thomas Sutter Hal McGee, Thomas Sutter - Caesura(Cass, Album) Not On Label none US 1996 Sell This Version
HT 054 Hal McGee - Fester album art Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Fester(Cass, Album) HalTapes HT 054 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT 071 Hal McGee - Cry Of The Banshee album art L. G. Mair* And Hal McGee L. G. Mair* And Hal McGee - Cry Of The Banshee(Cass, Album) HalTapes HT 071 US 1996 Sell This Version
Hal McGee - When We Wake Up... album art Bog Coty Orchostro* & Hal McGee Bog Coty Orchostro* & Hal McGee - When We Wake Up... (Album) HalTapes US 1997 Sell This Version
HT 083 L. G. Mair* and Hal McGee L. G. Mair* and Hal McGee - 6J(Cass, Album) HalTapes HT 083 US 1997 Sell This Version
HT 082 Hal McGee - Sonic Holiday album art Brian Noring And Hal McGee Brian Noring And Hal McGee - Sonic Holiday(Cass, Album, C60) HalTapes HT 082 US 1997 Sell This Version
# 63, none Hal McGee - Homemade Alien Music album art EHI / Hal McGee / Separation EHI / Hal McGee / Separation - Homemade Alien Music(CD) FDR Tapes, HalTapes, Corprolith # 63, none US 1997 Sell This Version
Hal McGee H8 (Album) HalTapes US 1998 Sell This Version
#90 Hal McGee - Pursuits album art Noring* / McGee* Noring* / McGee* - Pursuits(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #90 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee - Alien Progeny (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 3) album art Hal McGee & Phil Klampe* Hal McGee & Phil Klampe* - Alien Progeny (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 3)(CDr, Album) HalTapes, 6 On The Dot none US 1998 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee - 1909E album art Hal McGee 1909E(Cass, Album, C60) HalTapes none US 1998 Sell This Version
HT 097 Hal McGee - Ancient Astronauts (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 2) album art Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Ancient Astronauts (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 2)(CD, Album) HalTapes HT 097 US 1998 Sell This Version
#91 Hal McGee - Anvil And Stirrup album art Brian Noring, Hal McGee Brian Noring, Hal McGee - Anvil And Stirrup(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #91 US 1998 Sell This Version
#109 Hal McGee - Wrinkled Gray Blob album art Noring* / McGee* Noring* / McGee* - Wrinkled Gray Blob(Cass, Num, C60) FDR Tapes #109 US 1999 Sell This Version
#107 Hal McGee - Pollution And Decay album art Noring* / McGee* Noring* / McGee* - Pollution And Decay(Cass, Num, C60) FDR Tapes #107 US 1999 Sell This Version