Recent posts by radio-on-berlin

The Tape Review Show – The Moebius Loop

how to make different tape loops – a rabbit with a hat inside a snake – record in the past and play back in the past – loops on the edge of time –  time as a tape loop – playing a blank tape in a loud bar – soundtrack by a dead person – money as a concept and a game – stories of two dead gay mice, Proust and Poirrot – campfire sessions – description of the contents of the mysterious box – Michele Mazzani and his hikes…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 6 (No Birds)

The 6th transmission by Junie Crawford is definitely the best of the first six shows that he produced for Radio On. Extremely convinced by the use of voice (a long monologue), his talent for storytelling, the simple use of electric guitar and drums, I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) decided to make a collection of his earlier shows and release it as a C60 on staaltape. In Junie’s words “I feel the same but different. Getting harder to put down, get back on paper.” “Materials: January into February, another semester, the look…

Rinus Van Alebeek – in Heerlen

In Heerlen is part of a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. This episode covers the period between December 3, 2017 and January 31, 2017: a train ride from Berlin to the Dutch border, an early morning descriptios recorded on the platform of a train station in a small German town, lots of walks, impressions, thoughts about Heerlen, a town in the very south of the Netherlands where…

Don Campau – Back to 1993

Don Campau plays tapes in his radio shows. Artists and bands sent him tapes. He received loads of tapes. They filled his garage. Last year Don started to send his tapes to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany. Packets with hundreds of tapes travelled from one side of the ocean to the other side. Those tapes became part of a work of teutonic dimensions. Don’s shows for Radio On were made with those tapes. Now that these tapes have gone, he presents a new series. Don Campau offers…

Mitt Paté by Agnès Pe – Sales!

– explosions in the suburb – aircycling with ET – a ventriloquist suffers from hyperventilation – dinosaur dance in a nike commercial – the lovely rubber alien who lives in the bubblegum machine – gps for cocks – and then, on the way home, lost in thoughts, the streets lose their way, walk, think, dream talk, the night goes the other way, no time to say goodbye, the entrance to the flat, the entry hall is a desolate place, the headphones are the only safe place, sleepwalk up the stairs…

Cassette Review: J.G. Sparkes – The Infinity Suite I-XII

Christmas time in my native town, streets are dark and wet. Shopkeepers took over long ago. Real estate developers helped them. Only pedestrians walk their streets. I feel odd on my bicycle. Shops sell things that I don’t need. Some shops died and never got replaced. No doomsday feelings are admitted. Megaphones appeared in trees and street lamps. They transmit songs in both directions. There is nothing special about those songs; FM radio transmits them all the time, young people who try to look like models or pop stars sing…

Around the World with Alexei Borisov

Alexei came for a surprise visit to our studio. After initial talks about the weather in Moscow and orthodox New Year celebrations, he dives in his bag and gets out a big handful of CDs and tapes. Alexei introduces new and older tracks and talks about his collaborative moments with Katya Rekk, Sergey Kostyrko, KK Null, Jelena Glazova, Olga Nosova (Astma), Bob Meanza which bring memories of tours in Iceland and Japan and Berlin venues. The show is hosted by Adrian Shephard. And did Adrian have the right intuition? Is…

Polish Journal Volume 9 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. Volume 8 was recorded in the months November and December of the year 2017. The Polish Journal volume 9 is the last episode. Started in April’17 the journals cover nine months of my (=Rinus Van Alebeek) life and movements in Poland. In the Journal volume nine I report about the bus trips I made in one week,…

The Wirebender presents Junior Dan – Interview and new album

The new The Wirebender show with an interview and tracks is an excursion into the warm world of Junior Dan, best explained in Simon Wade’s words: part 1 “Wise up rise up from your slumber, it is time to make a stand, Wise up rise up from your slumber, are we building bridges to nowhere? This world is in confusion too many living with delusions, not knowing which way to turn. We make such rash decision are we building bridges to nowhere? Is this all a big mistake? No money…