The Masstransfer zine arose in the late 1990’s as an independent voice covering space rock, dreampop, shoegaze, ambient, electronic, and more. An international set of writers and musicians put together 6 print issues, each of which also included a compilation CD featuring many of the bands in the issue.
A few of the bands splashed across the pages of the zine are still around in some shape or form. Out now is a book, entitled Masstransfer: A Zinethology, which goes deeper into the story behind the zine and compiles all of the music content from across the issues. It has been published first as an e-book, with a print edition to follow shortly.
For now, I’ll be posting Masstransfer << Rewind articles on this site, and playing some throwback tracks on the podcast.