Category Archives: Shephard & Van Alebeek

Tape Review Show – The Start Here collection by Andy Birtwistle

Introduction talks about short wave interferences, conceptual radio, haunting songs, crappy record players in book stores, strategies to avoid paying copyright to the copyright agencies. Declaring independency. Donate and throw your bitcoins at us and handless beggars in the street. Explanation of Andy Birtwistle’s work on the cassette tape. Read it here. Shephard and Van Alebeek play four tapes: Salute to Vinyl, The International Refuse Collection, Audio Cassette Tape and Needle Drops and Run-out Grooves. There are too many images and thoughts to put down here in words. Adrian and…

Shephard and Van Alebeek meet Konstantinos Lamprou aka AZA

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek meet Konstantinos Lamprou when he was in Berlin. Instead of talking about sound art and other problems that bother the artist in modern times, Radio On’s founding fathers wanted to hear some good reasons to move to Athens. Konstantinos proved himself an excellent guide. Belonging to a family that lived in Athens since many generations he told us stories from the heart. We get extensive images from the Exarcheia neighborhood in Athens with its riots, bars, narrow streets, views on the harbor, squats, refugees,…

Tape Review Show – Das Andere Selbst, Power Moves and Wee Space Tapes

In this episode we are joined by Jeff Surak. We play and review Delmore FX – Toke Picabia KC – Excavation Series 7 – You/In/Be/Arc Various Artists – Bed Bugs But then, We actually start with playing tracks from Toke Picabia’s album Delmore FX, but get into a lot of words and confusions starting of with the description of a pair of shoes. Greek Gods, Hermann Hesse, pink cows and quantum mechanic popcorn are mentioned, a small helicopter lands in the middle of a busy street near Bahnhof Zoo and…

Braille Satellite, Oscar Olias talks about the festival

On a rainy but delightful Sunday afternoon Oscar Olias came to our studio to talk about the Braille Satellite festival. The festival is held in Lithuania. The location is somewhere in the countryside. It is a place where contemporary archeologists can walk into old Soviet relics. Oscar talked about how he got in touch with the Lithuanians. He mentions his special relationship with Matas Labasauskas, the co-organiser of the festival.  Some of the performing artists are introduced. We play their music. We get to know Oscar’s vision. You need to…

Coffee Corner Red Carpet Show with special guest Angie Yeowell

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek went for a coffee in their favourite bar. A nice Summer’s day, all the seats outside were taken. They had to drink their coffee inside. Soon after the first sip, Adrian took out his recorder, plugged in the headphones and announced this radio show. As things go so often here on our radio, we didn’t have any plan at all. The first subject of our talking, apart from a description of the bar and our coffee was a peculair action taking place right before…

Post Election Tape Review Show – Fag Tapes, Thirsty Leaves

Reviewed The General Election 2017 Weirding Module – Farther Out One by Magam   Summary Theresa May thrown into the dungeon The anti-bubble of Jeremy Corbyn Post-election analysis turns into analysis of full bloom capitalist society – bubble-ism – Jeremy Corbyn travels to Berlin on megabus brings tea bags from Brittany Adrian is going to meet him at the station and takes him for a picknick on the Landwehrkanal The Boris Johnson scarecrow as a business model weirding module – fag tapes – farther out Direct connection to Theresa May…

Modified Tape Review Show – Thirsty Leaves, Fag Tapes, Power Moves, Bed Bugs

Played and reviewed One by Magam Rock and Roll Family Title I&II by Step-Son Fruit Rosary Sacred Hour Service by KWC The harbour of Saloniki, its narrow streets and the smell of grilled fish the importance of understanding small edition releases as regional products visiting an exhibition of slowly rotting fish and how that smells spitting an extract of hot chili peppers on a hot plate at the end of a performance and make your audience choke a tape from Toronto and a mysterie murder in a church power moles,…

Tape Review Show – Cassettes by Sam Bakers and Acrid Lactations & Jointhee

In the Tape Review Show Adrian Shephard and yours truly (=Rinus Van Alebeek) play and review releases on cassette. You can have your cassette reviewed on our show too. But you need to send the cassette, we don’t do digital files. In the show we unpack the tape, describe the artwork, smell the paper, comment on this, sometimes use the sounds of the paper inlay and the cassette case to construct a short sonic intermezzo, and then we play one side of the tape. When the tape is over we…

Radio On Faust, concert + visit to our studio

On 24.February 2017 Faust + Zsolt SÅ‘rés played at Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin. The venue was packed up to the last seat. Radio On was there to broadcast it live. In this show you will hear the recording. The day after Faust, Zsolt, Endre Vazul and a delegation of Hungarian students came to visit the Radio On studio. We had a talk about concrete mixers, schiphorst festival, police tactics, colors, things that no-one will be interested in and some words about the collegium. The short talks were interrupted by short…