Category Archives: tape review

The Tape Review Show – Guide to Bizarre Behaviour, Shits of the 2060s, Shaun Robert, Alexander Luchkin

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek host The Tape Review Show. The stories guide us into the world of culture and politics and way beyond. Art lovers might be interested in an indepth analysis of the works of Hieronymous Bosch. Berlin residents might be interested in a report on how to collect a postal package at the customs. Tapes and vinyl playeded and discussed: Various Artists – Guide To Bizarre Behavior Vol. 6 Anonymous – Shits of the 2060s Shaun Robert – Atavist Alexander Luchkin – Muzyka Elektrichek

The Tape Review Show: Alexander Luchkin, Mark Vernon, Earl Long

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek play and sing like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and only thirty seconds later they give a live rendering of Alvin Lucier’s I’m sitting in a room. There is talk about truth and non-truth and why everything that ever happened never ever happened at all.   Tapes and vinyl played, reviewed and discussed Alexander Luchkin – Muzyka Elektrichek Mark Vernon – Magneto Mori:Kilifinane Earl Long – Term Two    

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…