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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…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I have 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 third letter from Berlin I visit an episode of Klangkeller in the Lichtblick kino. I recorded my impressions on the walk to the small cinema, which is around the corner from where…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I have 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 second letter from Berlin I visit the staalplaat shop. Fillipp Vingerhoets presented a new album released by Bohemian Drips. I asked Mr Inox Kapell to tell a bit more about the album…

Don Campau – Back to 1994

Don Campau plays homemade music and sounds in his radio shows. He received loads of cassette releases ever since the 1980s. They filled his garage. Last year Don started to send his tapes to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany. Packets with hundreds of cassettes travelled from one side of the ocean to the other side. They became part of a work of Teutonic dimensions. Don’s shows for Radio On were made with the tapes that he received in the post. Now that these tapes have gone, he…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Four Days in Paris

As part of a four day residency at La Générale in Paris I made an audio report. I used a handheld cassette walkman to record events as they unfolded. Observations and thoughts mingle with the background noises of the streets I walked. The building of La Générale is a central point of the recordings. It features through its acoustics, my descriptions, the sound events and an interview with Emmanuel Rébus. Emmanuel talks about the history and specific qualities of the building and about past, present and future of the art…