Category Archives: Berlin

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. November 2018 in Berlin. Emmanuel Rébus was on a short visit. I had asked a sound colleague if we (half-Diktat) could do a short set as an opening on an evening organised by him. Said colleague…

Radio On Neanderthal Love

This was supposed to be a Tape Review Show, and actually one or two tapes were played, but the show turned into a giant rant, mainly by Rinus against self-righteous behaviour on social media. So we hear stories about Romenian refugees, found tapes, Freddy and Elton, Dune, mules, neanderthal love, phobians, Bauhaus and the quest for fire.   Tapes played were released by Tanzprocesz, Falt Records and Plaza Zachodnia   You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Amsterdam and Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In this letter from Amsterdam and Berlin I didn’t do any talking. On side A I recorded sounds from Amsterdam, on side B I recorded sounds from Berlin. Right at the middle of both sides…

Radio On Beuys

On the dustiest shelf of the Radio On archives there are even recordings from shows that probably no-one heard. They are from the pre-history of our radio when Shephard and Van Alebeek first met somewhere in the hinterlands of East Berlin. Back then they still played music, but luckily after hardly one minute the tracks get interrupted by their stream of unconscious talking. Musicologist discussions, ponderings on heroin and an old evergreen determine the first half of the show. At the center there is a long series of questions about…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the sixth letter from Berlin I visited three concerts at West Germany. I arrive by bicycle. you hear parts of my bicycle ride, descriptions and sounds of Kottbusser Tor and fragments of concerts by…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the fourth letter from Berlin I visit the opening night of the exhibition The Superusers – Mega Myriad Machine. I spoke with Scott Sinclair who is one of the Super Users and recorded his concert….

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I have moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the third letter from Berlin I visit an episode of Klangkeller in the Lichtblick kino. I recorded my impressions on the walk to the small cinema, which is around the corner from where…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I have moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the first letter I describe my walk to the Czech cultural centre in Berlin, where I witness a showcase by the Prague tape label, Genot Centre. You want to submit your works or…

Adrian Shephard – The Scratched Vinyl Show #8 (Songs and Stories)

Seasonal confusion on a hot day and that’s how you get seasons in the sun. The hound of the baskervilles sold industrial sewing machines The six-year old listens to the radio and they play See this my son by Perry East Working one distance away because we need to get up early, learn German and love French. Jesus came to Brighton to read the Tarot Card. He was from not long ago. Channel four did a documentary on him, the Siberian Jesus. He knew what happened after death. He appeared…