Category Archives: Rinus 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…

Polish Journal volume 7 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. The recordings of Journal volume 7 are made at the end of the Summer and the first month of Autumn 2017.  The report starts in a house in Krakòw, but soon continues in a small village south of it with descriptions and observations during a walk to and from the next village on which I encounter graveyards,…

Polish Journal volume 6 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. Volume 6 was mainly recorded in Kraków. Descriptions of abandoned constructions and impressions of a large demonstration on the main square are among the topics of this report. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days If you want help…

Polish Journal volume 5 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. The 5th volume reports of visits to Vienna, Berlin and Heerlen, while Poland is featured with sounds and descriptions of (parts of) Katowice and Kraków. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days If you want help this radio, you…

Polish Journal volume 4 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are directly recorded on tape with the use of a handheld Walkman. Observations, reports, thoughts and snippets of life enter into the journal. Volume four describes a short visit to Graz in Austria. Fragments of the Nod Now Festival conclude the Journal. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days If you want help this radio, you can donate a small amount  

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…