Category Archives: cassette

Throbbing Gristle, Live at Sheffield University presented by Brainhall Art Production

In the monthly series produced by Brainhall Art Production, Andreas Glauser brings us TG. The first transmission will be on Thursday 12 March at 20:00-21:00 BerlinTime. In his own words: “Brainhall art production presents Throbbing Gristle: Live at Sheffield University” “We present a concert of the British avantgard and industrial band Throbbing Gristle. The concert was recorded at Sheffield University on 25 April 1979 and appeared 1979 – as cassette box set: ’24 Hours’ on their own label Industrial Records. Free Download the TG ’24 Hours’ Cassette Box http://ubu.com/sound/tg.html brainhall…

No Pigeonholes by Don Campau – German Cassette Culture part 2 (1986-1997)

The new show by Don Campau deals again with the German Cassette Culture. As you can hear in the show, the amount of tapes sent to Don from Germany (East and West!) was enormous. This all happened last century, during the heydays of the international cassette exchange movement that got to be known as Cassette Culture. We are now witnessing a revival, or maybe better a rebirth of the cassette, be it with different characteristics, and not based on a worldwide postal network, that made packets actually cross borders and…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, German Cassette Culture part 1 (1985-1993)

Finally it is there, Don Campau’s audio-lecture on German Cassette Culture. He introduces, plays and informs about the cassettes he received in the last Century. From this mailcontact (mail as in post that arrives on your doormat) friendships started, but also his love for schlager music. Schlager music in California is a very exotic thing to listen to. Those living more close to Germany will be surprised to find oompah-oompah elements in some of the obscure tracks played in this show, the first part of German Cassette Culture. artist/ title/…

The New Tape Review Revue Part one and two by Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek got together to review the latest tape releases straight in from the Staalplaat shop in Upper Neukölln in Berlin. The artwork of each tape is described extensively, tracks are played, impressions are shared. Some tapes made it to 3 seconds airplay, others to thirteen minutes. No playlist, but you might recognise your favourite tape in this picture. Check our schedule The time indications are BerlinTime World time

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, Special on Sound of Pig label part 2

Quote 1 The preeminent cassette label of the heyday of cassette culture was Sound Of Pig run by Al Margolis in New York. His label distributed hundreds of tapes in many styles with an emphasis on experimental and unusual sounds. Quote 2 With over 200 titles offered through the Sound of Pig Cassette Mail Order Catalogue, Al Margolis has certainly earned his title as “Cassette Godfather” Quote 3 “Cassettes, cassettes, cassettes — What do they mean? These days, everything! Who would have thought when I started getting involved with them…

Rescue Radio On by Rinus van Alebeek

This show was recorded on a stormy day when cosmic interferences disrupted the regular Radio On program. Rinus climbed up to the roof, adjusted the antenna and went on to rescue our radio. Rescue Radio On features sounds by Tzii and his sci-fi Monolith tape, some Larry Mondello Band strangeness, songs by the Greek band Fyta, but above all a long collage of commercial, found and chanced upon recordings on tape. A selection of these can be heard here Rescue Radio On broadcasts all through January on Sunday 19:00-20:00, Monday…

Rinus van Alebeek – Tapes and (less) Talks from the Mulinen Studio – Elevator for the Death

In the picture, Rinus van Alebeek (me, left with hat and micro-microphone) and Raub Roy in the elevator for the death in the Chapel of the Chimes -Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. A small part of the recordings you hear in this episode of Tapes and Talks were made there, while I was walking around, reading out the names. This show doesnot offer straight forward location recordings, though there are some (from the Praga neighbourhood in Warsaw, or from around the corner here in Capo Vaticano), I also played parts…

Rinus van Alebeek – Tapes and Talks Volume 4

In volume 4 of the T&T show I play a lot of tapes and hardly say a word. You will hear longer or shorter bits from the Fyta and Uské Orchestra split tape released by noise-below; Wise words from The Teachings of Zen Master Dogen, dREàgänn’s Undine (released by Lonktaar). From the Montreal Tape Run (staaltape/crustacés tapes) I play Martin Tetréault and Nicolas Dion. Split – a tape released by galerie West, Den Haag, has Gregory Whitehead and Jack Sutton on it; you hear them. An issue of Glissando was…

Rinus in the Mulinen Studio #1

A show produced at an old wooden table in the heart of the Porticello Castle on the shores of the Liparian Sea. I (=Rinus van Alebeek) used exclusively tape players. The show opens with a long run of the tape EP-1 by EclectikTronik (Ben Roberts.) An other tape played in the process is by The Shitty Listener (Jason Honea). For the rest of the one hour show I mix own recordings (some done on a winter’s day at Tempelhof, an other one in the highest sphere up on Teufelsberg) (others…