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

Cassette Review: Chemiefaserwerk – Zerbrechliche Commons

In Wagner's operas there was always a moment that all the horns united in a long sustained sound. It was a golden sound to mark a golden moment. The title could have been Alpenglühen (Glowing Alps) or Erwachen (Awakening). In this golden moment a golden boy, the hero, would finally keep his mouth shut and … Continue reading Cassette Review: Chemiefaserwerk – Zerbrechliche Commons

Cassette Review: Storch Interior Extracts – Remote Assistance Failure

I fall into an endless series of bloobs. I think of a house of mirrors and the endless reflections of self perhaps a good location for any novel or movie that needs endless reflections of reflections on self. A sonic equivalent of a house of mirrors with mothers with crying children. A car alarm that … Continue reading Cassette Review: Storch Interior Extracts – Remote Assistance Failure

Cassette Review: F. Ampism – Black Moss Pot

First I thought of ragdolls. They take on life and dance around in a children's dreamstate. It is all very British, because these dolls are made in the Victorian age and bring memories of a grand empire, children wearing big straw heads, riding donkey-carts meeting an Indian Sultan on the back of an elephant. The … Continue reading Cassette Review: F. Ampism – Black Moss Pot

Cassette Review: Felice Sciorilli – Night Has Told Me

Yes, that is what I like. Right from the start the sounds transport me to an image of a white passenger ship rising high above communal houses in an Italian port. It is a picture from the 1960s when emigrants still travelled by boat. Among them were people who left their homeland the Netherlands to … Continue reading Cassette Review: Felice Sciorilli – Night Has Told Me