Category Archives: Rinus Van Alebeek

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…

Polish Journal, Volume 3 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The third Polish journal is recorded in May 2017. I used a handheld Sony walkman and recorded my observations directly on tape. You will hear home recordings made in Kraków and a walk to a square of chairs in the former Jewish ghetto. I sit on the terrace and describe the garden. A shift in time takes the recording to Wroclaw, where I sit on the sidewalk while the girlfriend is cycling around to do the last preperations before the bus departs. Suddenly I am alone in Warsaw to apply…

Polish Journal, Volume 2 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The second volume of the Polish Journal covers the period from the end of April to the beginning of May 2017. Holding a cassette walkman I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) describe street scenes and views in Wroclaw. I observe life in an inner courtyard. I recorded occasional meetings, fragments from an evening out in a bar. Bus stations and shopping centers are visited, Polish Flag Day and an American in Krakow talking about Indian Bananas ended up on this tape as well.. All the time you will hear background noises from…

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,…

Polish Journal by Rinus Van Alebeek

Inspired by Adrian Shephard’s Tapes from Istanbul I decided to start recording my thoughts and observations as they came, when walking streets or looking at every day life situations. This first episode of Polish Journal is recorded in Wroclaw in April 2017. Courtyards, prisons, decay, world war II, Breslau vs Wroclaw, second hand clothes are among the topics discussed and described. Chance recordings, live concerts, poets in an anarchist bar and fragments of private life complete the journal. I used a Sony Cassette Walkman for the recordings. Your digitally refined ears might…

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…