Category Archives: cassette

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…

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Special on John Sosnowski, aka Broca’s Area.

Don Campau opens a window to the 1990’s. You will feel a warm feelgood air entering your apartment. Enjoy your memories, or your ‘Sehnsucht.” word to John Sosnowski: “well, my first tape trading experience was in the late 80’s back when Jim Santo still did the Demo Universe column in Alternative Press magazine. I sent in a tape and Mr. Santo actually reviewed it, which made me feel pretty damn cool, even though I’m far from it, lol.” “My first actual tape trading was with the indelible Mr. Kenyata Sullivan…

Radio On Brandstifter – Interview

On one of those normal anonymous mid-winter days in Berlin, when half the world is coughing and the other half is sneezing, on a day that the sun peeked through the clouds, and the U-Bahn trains were full of people who didn’t know where to go, and thus ended up travelling between stations, on such a mid-winter day that makes you think and hope that springtime is not far away, and that soon the rents might go down again, and Berlin will return to being a dirty poor town, without…

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Wise Men and New Ways of Licking Seagulls

Every show by Don Campau is like a showcase. He has a vast archive of audio cassettes that arrived to him by post. Don has been a Radio DJ for almost forty years now, spinning records and playing tapes from a great variety of home-producing independent artists. One great feature of every No Pigeonholes show is the short information Don can provide. He tells little stories about the tapes and the artists. His shows thus document the cassette culture movement in a detailed way. This show is full of happy…

Don Campau presents a Lord Litter Special

Two of our program makers Don Campau in Santa Rosa, California and Lord Litter in Wilmersdorf, Berlin are long time friends. They got in touch when parcels with audio cassettes were crossing the ocean by the thousands. Some of those parcels had their tapes in it. Read about the movement from which originated the cassette culture in Don’s ongrowing Archive. He writes about Lord Litter in this article Lord Litter ( aka Jorg Dittmar) was (and is) simply one of the most valuable and essential members of the underground music…

The Tape Review Show with Loe Lof Lon (MuteAnt Sounds) and Flocculi (Tutore Burlato)

This edition of the Tape Review Show is a-typical. Apart from lecturing about fossiles in space we also review a CDr we received in the post. (Please remind, if you’d like to send something, to write ‘For Rinus’ somewhere on the envelope, and not at the top of the address list like in the picture above.) This is why: Gori Loeloflon wanted his music to be played by our radio very much. In fact he wants that everyone plays his music, and that’s why he gives it away for free….

Anne-f Jacques – sounds for the post-peak oil, 12

I listened to Anne-f Jacques’ collage ( or introspective diary or sonic representation of a bicycle ride or fantasy-play of tapes talking to each other through their envelopes, while they wait to be picked up from the doormat) twice, because I wanted to be sure that the replay function was working alright. I thought it stopped too soon. It didn’t. Thirty minutes passed by like a swift breeze, a moment of life that you forget about everything. Anne-f is a very friendly person, someone to cherish in these times full…

Don Campau – Hidden Tapes, Two sides of the same Spool.

In the wake of tape and magnetic witnesses the great ape and miss america finally date, dance and donate Deathsquad/ Let Them Eat Crap/ Vague Memory and Assassination/ cassette UK 2001 Grasp/ You’re So Young/ Espurios/ cassette UK 1996 Moonpump/ The ZRevolution Will Be televised / Patent Pending/ cassette UK 1996 Marjorie/ Rien Ou Moi/ Rien Ou Moi/  cassette 1995? France Fetishes/ Reduced/ Herbicides Or Pesticides/ cassette Australia 1995 The Fuds/ Abduldaulbul/ The Fuds/ cassette Hong Kong 1995 John Bartles/ Used To Be A Preacher/ Fire Engine 201/ cassette Norway 1991…

Tape Review Show – Tutore Burlato special #3 with Grip Casino/Ezio Piermattei and Posset

The procedure in the Tape Review Show is very simple. One side of a tape release will be played in its full length. The tape itself and the art work will be described; artist name and label mentioned as well. Once the tape is finished, Adrian Shephard and yours sincerely (=Rinus Van Alebeek) might discuss the tape or go into stories and events, obviously inspired by listening to the sounds. The first broadcast of the Tape Review Shows are always unnanounced and live from the Radio On studio in Berlin….