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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 image, I agree, was a bit silly. And the music on the tape shouldn’t stop there, even if you would think of a Powell and Pressburger movie, in which the chalk-faced dolls became actors and…

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 find their fortune in Australia, or in Canada. The boat on the picture lay alongside the quay in Genova. And Genova is an important harbour in the story of emigration. Thousands of people embarked every…

Cassette Review! Giovanni Lami – Hysteresis I

A new feature on our website: cassette reviews. We have a special page for it. But we will publish the review also on this blog, where it can slowly bubble under.   In my temporary dwelling, from my balcony, and looking through the window as well, I enjoy a view on hills and on the hills behind those hills that roll to the South East. Houses stick out from between small patches of forest and fields. A small road heads north to Kraków, passes little villages, that are reduced to…