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Tape Review Show – The Start Here collection by Andy Birtwistle

Introduction talks about short wave interferences, conceptual radio, haunting songs, crappy record players in book stores, strategies to avoid paying copyright to the copyright agencies. Declaring independency. Donate and throw your bitcoins at us and handless beggars in the street. Explanation of Andy Birtwistle’s work on the cassette tape. Read it here. Shephard and Van Alebeek play four tapes: Salute to Vinyl, The International Refuse Collection, Audio Cassette Tape and Needle Drops and Run-out Grooves. There are too many images and thoughts to put down here in words. Adrian and…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Welcome to the Lord Litter Café

Where-in Lord Litter virtually reconstructs a bar in Berlin. It’s a place where people talk more and smoke less. There is no wi-fi signal, and the clients are encouraged to leave the smart phones and tablets at home. Old friends talk about old times, and when the new times press their noses against the window, also the spleen of today gets discussed over a glass of beer. The music that sounds over the thirty year old loudspeakers is produced in a garage or in a small home studio. No majors…

The Nikolas Schreck Show – Crime

The Nikolas Schreck Shows are fun. Nikolas introduces a completely new approach to the Radio On studio. The theme for this show is Crime. Nikolas takes the function follow form principle from architecture to an other level. He writes a script, and the show becomes a play. Think crime, think Hollywood, think hard-boiled and you can get an idea where this show might take you. Still it will come as a surprise to hear how next to Nikolas, Ania Psh, Sonja Heller and Adrian Shephard turn into characters in a…

Nikolas Schreck – Interview with Piu Eatwell about her book Black Dahlia, Red Rose

Photo by Adrian Shephard   Nikolas Schreck is back in the Radio On studio with an interview about an old murder case. Why write a book about something that happened seventy years ago? You can hear the answer in the show in which these documents will be mentioned. Nikolas compares the book with his own case study about Charles Manson. The listener will be transported to the obscure side of California and hear stories that could relate to pulp magazines, film noir and gonzo journalism.   In Nikolas’ words “The…

Cassette Review: Giorgio Dursi – Poetry reading with sound footnotes

In front of the mirror, a man opens his mouth. It goes a long way, his look, because his mouth is wide open. It is bigger than his face. It is bigger than his face and he thinks of Fantastic Voyage an American science-fiction movie. The film is about a submarine crew who shrink to microscopic size and venture into the body of an injured scientist to repair the damage to his brain. The man in the mirror doesn’t see that words leave his mouth. Words that are shrunk to…

Polish Journal volume 7 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. The recordings of Journal volume 7 are made at the end of the Summer and the first month of Autumn 2017.  The report starts in a house in Krakòw, but soon continues in a small village south of it with descriptions and observations during a walk to and from the next village on which I encounter graveyards,…

Agnès Pe – Mitt Paté 21 (Fuck You the People)

Where does she find all these songs and sounds? How does she manage it to put them in this order? Sensational, impressive, late night walk, mickey mouse t-shirt, kim jung un mask and private chicken too. Mysterious, picknick at hanging rock, chinese new year, a bar full of voices and everybody feels good Yes, we are angry as well, but that doesn’t change our mood. Red socks I am running out of words on how to describe the Mitt Paté’s Visit Madrid Go see Agnès Pe in action Always.  …

Don Campau – Back in 1991 (Rebroadcast from 8 December 1991 on KKUP-FM)

Don Campau has been with us for a number of years. Each month he presented a show with a choice of his collection of cassettes. Those tapes were brought by the postman. Thousands of tapes were delivered. Read about the network of hometapers in Don’s living archive. Don has been a radio DJ ever since the 1970s. His shows were broadcasted by various radio stations in California. And he still continues to do live radio shows for various stations. The last year Don Campau started to send the tapes from…

Brainhall Art Production presents Pyramids of Space

After a relatively long hiatus Andreas Glauser is back with a new brainhall art production. This episode is entirely dedicated to the music of Pyramids of Space. The music might have reminded Andreas of the 1990s when during long car rides at night, he listened to sophisticated club music, whilst the snow capped Alps guarded the landscape. You have wifi in your car? Listen to this on your way to destination unknown. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. *…