Category Archives: tape review

The Tape Review Show – Michal Libera interview and works by Malachi Doyle, J.G. Sparkes and Anne F. Jacques/Eduardo Astodillo

A special The Tape Review Show introduced by a blitz visit of Michal Libera who talks about cold bars in Krakòw, Polish soups and Kieslowski. The tapes and non-tapes were sent by Malachi Doyle from somewhere in Australia, J.G. Sparkes from Stockholm and Anne-F Jacques from Montreal. There are too many storylines to follow them all, but somehow Spaceships and Hitler always seem to haunt our studio.

Today, 7. March – Live Show

This evening at 19.00 Berlin time we will go live on air. For the first half hour we ( Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek) will be joined by Michal Libera. Michal might talk about his Neapolitan experiences with ghosts, skulls, neighbours, bars and songs, but he might also talk about future works on sounds, memories and history.  The rest of the show we will open some envelopes and play sounds that arrived in our postbox. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label?…

The Tape Review Show – vinyl edition with Shangorilla Records

The show opens with an in-depth interview. How will Brexit affect one of our station masters? Is this the end of Radio On? Will Adrian S. be put on a train to Poland? We muse over capital punishments, the beheading of David Cameron, french boeuf in Great Britain, the end of the internet, round rooms, dreams. We play tracks from the albums that were generously sent to us by Shangorilla Records. We describe and discuss the albums. And so much more, of course. You want to submit your works or…

The Tape Review Show, vinyl edition – Bookwar records. 

For this edition of our tape review show we invited Giada dalla Bontà. She is a curator and independent researcher with growing knowledge of soviet underground art. She has visited Moscow and other parts of Russia on numerous occasions and thus could provide detailed footnotes to the evolving stories. We talk about russian air, underground art, painting with shoe creme, where to go, what to eat, who’s who and why, and play and describe the albums that were generously sent to us by bookwar records. You want to submit your…

Live Show – 13 January, 20.00 Berlin Time

On the evening of the 13th of January 2019 the first live show of the year will see a special edition of The Tape Review Show. Shephard and Van Alebeek will open a packet sent from Moscow. Very mot probably they will find a couple of albums released by Bookwar, on vinyl. Yes we have a record player. Special guest in the studio is Giada dalla Bontà. An independent researcher, fluently in Russian, she knows about post-war Russian art, and has visited Moscow on more than one occasion.

The Tape Review Show – Knife in the Toaster, Falt, Plaza Zachodnia

A special show, this one. Adrian welcomes visitors from the Moors, a sinister place somewhere in England, where hounds howl and people disappear in the fog to never come back again. A land of opened graves and haunted houses, a place to grow up and have a happy childhood. Those stories make up one part of the show. But there is also Bus 100 in Berlin, the Brandenburger Tor rebuilt by an army of legoman. We mention the war, Germania, have etymological discussions and play and discuss some tapes that…

The Tape Review Show – Nazlo Records + Spina!Rec

Jealous plants, mammoths, siberian winters, songs, Dr. Zhivago, particles, breathing techniques, Rudolf Hess the Scottish Tribesman in Spandau, Geisha in Poland, mummyfication and tapes. Tapes played were sent by Nazlo Records and one tape released on Spina!rec arrived from Poland together with a T-Shirt. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days * The most modest fundraising campaign you can imagine

The Tape Review Show – Research Laboratories

Listener beware. You will be hypnotised. It will happen at a certain point in Adrian’s story about his projectors. Frog cops, moustaches, world war 1 battle ships, a passing angel. That’s the point where you need to take care. Listen in full and you will travel to the past. It happened to us. The radio studio became a space ship with Adrian as the pilot and me (= Rinus) as the navigator. Agatha Christie came to visit us. We heard stories about Elvis. We bumped and leaped though different layers…