Category Archives: cassette

Dai Coelacanth – Love Station Yaba

Dare to listen. Dai to listen. Scraps, magnetic tape filth, hoarse voices, 21st century leaks, brutalist tapes, concrete footprints, yesterday’s news. A huge new collage, harsh sound poem by Dai Coelacanth. Your speakers never sounded so true to life. in Dai’s words “There’s something I forgot to tell you. It’s about a memory. The fair was in town and I was going to go with a neighbour … but she died in a horrific accident. Down by the river where the construction work is going on. New buildings for new…

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 sixth letter from Berlin I visited three concerts at West Germany. I arrive by bicycle. you hear parts of my bicycle ride, descriptions and sounds of Kottbusser Tor and fragments of concerts by…

Don Campau – Between a Cold Blacksmith and an Intangible Cat

After a series of time travels Don Campau takes a break. His garage empty now, since he shipped all his old cassettes to Zeppelin City, he finds out that new cassettes kept on arriving in the post. Here are some of them, together with the stories that put the artists in a historical perspective. This selection of tapes could easily be the promotion soundtrack for a great festival dedicated to cassette culture. As for now you can visit, or become a member of this on-line society. Enjoy! Tracklist Gen Ken…

15 August – 21.00BerlinTime – Live show with Christian Schiefner

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek host a live show with our guest Christian Schiefner. Christian will present his label Falt Records. He will play a couple of short live sets. Your Radio On hosts will try to discover how many stories are hidden in a single cassette. Tune in at 9pm Berlintime.

The Tape Review Show – Plaza Zachodnia, Eda Records, Tanzprocesz

The anti-christ in pre-revolution Russia … devil talk and the speed of light … world cup talk … sponsor talk … female football discussion … dj in the stadium …   First tape SqrtSigil – Licho released by Plaza Zachodnia   Trying to decipher the information on the cover … Molly and the Snorglefly … tiny texts aim at insects .. you’ll never be big if your language is small … But a very good track! … strawberry and vermicelli soup … children’s party where they wrap bacon around dates…

Dai Coelacanth – BEETLE-LIKE CREATURES IN A SMALL SPACECRAFT / SHAPE-SHIFTERS WORK IN TELEVISION

Any student at an advanced academy for music and assorted experimental sonic behaviour should be given a cassette walkman with an inbuilt microphone. Not to play all the sweet cassettes that grow from the big rose of audio tapes. It would serve as a recording tool. It would open new perspectives; it would open the ears to the very far end of lo-fi recordings. The recordings could reveal secrets of the mystic and the obvious and how these two worlds can meet. The works of Dai Coelacanth could be a…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Linz, Interview with Wolfgang Dorninger on cassette culture node.linz

Wolfgang Dorninger, resident of Linz, teacher, musician, sound designer, veteran of the cassette culture days sets up an exhibition that he never had thought of in his life. I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) spent some days at the exhibition. I give a short description and then talk with Wolfgang. I starts of with a visit of the firemen to his home and ends with words of hope. In between we talk about the past, the experiences, the stories of friendship and touring the USA. We talk about the present, the identity,…

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…