Category Archives: cassette

Girls on Tape – Live at Noiseberg, Berlin

Girls on Tape is the collaborative moment between Jeff Surak and Rinus Van Alebeek. Whenever they meet there will be an opportunity to play live. This recording shows them in concert at Noiseberg in Berlin. No amplification, just plain use of various walkmen and their tapes they played an energetic set before a live audience. Adrian Shephard was there to record the show and take some pictures. Ed Pinsent says: “Two craftsmen arranging chaotic elements with care and deliberation, yet managing to do it in a live setting, which requires…

Don Campau – Back to 1996

Don Campau has been with us for a number of years. Each month he presented a show with a choice of his collection of cassettes. Those tapes were brought by the postman. Thousands of tapes were delivered. Read about the network of hometapers in Don’s living archive. Don has been a radio DJ ever since the 1970s. His shows were broadcasted by various radio stations in California. And he still continues to do live radio shows for various stations. The last year Don Campau started to send the tapes from…

The Tape Review Show – Do You Dream of Noise, Hemisphäreの空虚

This episode of the tape review show turned into a label show case. We played tapes sent to us by Do you Dream of Noise from Sweden and Hemisphärenokukyo from Australia. Tapes played Blodet – Kristallpalatset Marstrand – Memories of a place i´ve never been. SlimVic – Norr om Dalälven (Romantikens farsot) Building castles out of matchsticks – To dream outside the lines Philip Sulidae – Scenes from a Duplex Leo Okagawa – Buzz on the Moon Masayuki Imanishi – Maze Adrian and Rinus try to find out what moved…

The Tape Review Show – Subsidence, Cantaudio, NNA Tapes, Shangoril La Records

  Introduction, how to pick a tape blindfolded – Introduction, Prinzessengarten flea market story: the children cassette player/recorder – Introduction, the children cassette player description and demonstration – selling white cabbage from a truck in Rumania – licking the toy cassette player – Adrian does Mark E Smith – Mr. Pharmacist – 1.May experiences and talks and deep insight information from the hot spot Berlin – pagan festivities and sex – the pope having sex with the altar boys – three girlfriends born on 1.May – this is still the…

The Tape Review Show – Cosmovision Registros Andinos, Do You Dream of Noise, Akashic Records,

Climate, calendars and reborn plants – a children’s story and scary cats – May sales in the UK – toothless empire, second-hand country – Martin Scorsese and alley cats – count one hundred Dalmatians to put the kid asleep – a rat is killed by a tramp – sci-fi prophecy predicting worker rats the size of humans – birth control for rats – consciousness is everything – Stephen Hawking’s last words – rats in drones delivering amazon books – floating cities – leave earth – DDR bedroom – Adrian reads…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the fourth letter from Berlin I visit the opening night of the exhibition The Superusers – Mega Myriad Machine. I spoke with Scott Sinclair who is one of the Super Users and recorded his concert….

The Tape Review Show – Alan Dunn, Triomphe Musique, Lonktaar, Grabaciones de Tripa

A plate of French cheese – the life of Casanova – The Disaster Artist – eternal life again – radio waves bounce of the Moon – the origins of tinnitus explained – Moonlight Sinatra – First tape played Alan Dunn – Tape Britain, released by Alan Dunn The great train robbery – throwing tapes out of windows – found tape movement – people on bicycles throwing tapes – star wars sneeze – what to throw out of your window, a dead body? – Henry Moore and the dead body –…

The Tape Review Show – Katuktu Collective, Magnetic State, Powdered Hearts Records, Weird Ear Records,

19th century seance – the dead – moving tapes – everything is frozen – concrete dinosaurs – feeling your inner skeleton – death is alive – talking about Tiepolo – mummies in Thailand – Japanese invasion in the studio – The Andy Birtwistle moment – Heiligensee in Stasiland – where is North – don’t drink tapehead cleaner – First tape played Erik Levander – couesnon, released by katuktu collective Swedish made easy for foreigners – ether anal kunde = ancient anal science – skeden spaelet = playing with skulls – discussing ambience…

Dai Coelacanth – A French Corpse is a delicacy on Mars

A knock on the door. At this hour. Who could that be. Full moon peeks in through the attic window. The plant recites Kierkegaard. Red light ceiling. A muted comedian. More insistent knocking on the door. Get up from the chair. The bottle falls down. Shock-relief: It’s empty. Ear to the door. Someone goes down the stairs, fast. An empty milk carton on the doormat. Apparently empty. A cassette tape wrapped in a piece of paper. It’s a letter. Dai Coelacanth is back from somewhere. But from where? And who…