Category Archives: cassette

Sunday 4th November – Live – Tape Review Show

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek present, play and discuss tapes. This evening’s featured label is Research Laboratories Starts at 20.00 Berlin time. Get in touch through our live twitter feed. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days * The most modest fundraising campaign you can imagine

Don Campau – Museum Pieces

Don Campau is with Radio On for only a brief moment in his career. But I can’t remember when he did his first show for us. His choice had always been from his vast collection of cassettes. In his shows you could listen to sounds from the 1970s up to the now. One day Don cleared his garage and sent all the cassettes to Zeppelin City in Germany. This was not the end of the world. Don took us on a journey to the past and programmed some shows he…

Dai Coelacanth – RANDOM SEWAGE FROM A STRANGERS WIFE / YOU’RE A WIG, Mr MALIGNANT

Dai Coelacanth arrived a year ago. He had been on a holiday in Greece. It started then. Thinking while listening. Something happened. A man who was there when Mr. Sony sent his walkman to earth. They fell on every shop and in every home like children’s balloons who had gone the reverse way. He still has a walkman. Other people have a smart phone. Both walk the streets and talk freely into a microphone. Both transmit messages. Dai makes cassette walkman art. And I wonder if he is the only…

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…