Category Archives: cassette

Dai Coelacanth – Greek Seance / I’m your psychic

We don’t know anything about the person who calls himself Dai Coelacanth. The best thing you can do is to believe that this tape came to us as a message in a bottle, or rather as a tape in recycled and sealed wine box. Recorded in Greece, it said. On a Greek Island, observed by the Gods and the tourists visiting the home of those Gods. A tape almost ruined by the heat of the sun. And its content an onomatopoeic attempt to sound like the undertow that drags all the…

Grupa Etyka Kurpina – Special Mix for Radio ON

The man behind G.E.K. is Adam Frankiewicz. He is one of the outstanding exponents of the current Polish wave of young musicians, who use the cassette tape as their (publishing) medium. This audio collage works on various levels. Of course it is, as you will hear, an exiting and energetic mix and as such it can be seen as a mixtape of sorts. Superated that level there is the confluence of audio snippets from different origins. Movie scores and contemporary trash music leak through the audio lines, and once the…

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…

Don Campau-No Pigeonholes…when today’s parents were kids

Don Campau is one of our friends. He sends in a show every month. To prepare the show, he goes to his garage and takes out a box full of tapes. He received thousands of tapes in the mail over the last forty years. Now he started shipping the tapes to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany. One day a cassette culture museum will be erected there. Today we witness a grand revival of the cassette. Don’s shows puts the revival in a different light. The parents of…

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…

Don Campau – Deep Poetry

Don has already shipped many cassettes to the upcoming tape museum in Zeppelin City, Germany. And the deeper he dives into his huge archive the more obscure become his foundlings. This time he has put together a show rich with variety, including some very obscure examples of spoken word/ sound poetry. Wait for the right moment and press record. Here’s the playlist. M.O.T.O/.  But Of Course/ Bandit G5/—-cassette 1990s? USA The Molecules/ Guilt Trip/ Steel Toe/ —cassette 1991 USA Steve Tetzloff/ Don’t Know Why/ Aragon/ Meteor Face cassette 1985 USA…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #33 – Attack of the Moths

Let’s have a little celebration. LL is with us for almost three years. He has been around a little bit longer: 250+ Lord Litter Radioshows most delightful selections of no rules eclecticism on the radio today Lord Litter – No Harm Done – 2011 a sort of Ray Davies way as well as a sort of John Cale way Lord Litter – still dancin – CD 2014 experimental psych-folk may remind one of The Incredible String Band Lord Litter – Lights Out 2016 -the cassette that never was, a journey into the bizarre….