Category Archives: cassette

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…

No Pigeonholes by Don Campau – Focus on Outsiders, part 2

Little by little the no Pigeonholes shows by Don Campau give the listener an insight into one of the most massive movements that ever existed in the margins of independently produced musics. Don was there when it started in the mid seventies, and is still here to introduce, play and tell the little stories that come with each song. True that the first peak of the home-produced musics was reached in the 80s. And for every show Don grabs at least one tape from that period from the shelves, a…

Brave Ear Radio by Jason Honea w/Giorgio Gabber and Melanie Sevcenko

Brave Ear Radio is Jason Honea’s ongoing attempt to present and understand the vibrancy and diversity of the city he lives in, Berlin. His guests on this show are Giorgio Gabber who runs the cassettelabel Das Andere Selbst and Melanie Sevcenko from whose press release we learn that she “is a journalist and poet.” In the first part of the show Giorgio talks about his label, plays different tracks from his releases and tries to find an answer to Jason’s questions about ‘Berlin’ ‘Night’ ‘Dirt’ ‘Sound’ ‘Advice’ ‘Design’ ‘Dissatisfaction’ ‘My…

Interview with Berlin Chansonoise Coco

Coco came from Hamburg when she made the move to Berlin a few years ago. Hamburg? Isn’t that the German town where a harbour’s nightlife met up with illusions for the common people and gave birth to Springer Verlag? Coco didn’t open a nightclub called Brutal Happy Tapes in Berlin. Maybe that’s a pity. But maybe she didn’t, because she grew up in Germany’s self-proclaimed Utopia: Freistaat Bayern! People from Bavaria run wurstclubs. Brutal Happy Wurst. As always, it is utterly unpredictable where the show will take us. This flyer…

The Tape Review Show #3 by Shephard and Van Alebeek

Shephard and Van Alebeek review releases on tape, kindly provided by the Staalplaat shop. The presenters give expert comments, to-the-point critics, useful descriptions and loads of playtime. Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days If you want help this radio, you can donate a small amount