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The Ben Roberts Show (part 2 of a trilogy on Ben Roberts and his found tapes)

In the second instalment of a special on Ben Roberts and his vast archive of found tapes we hear Ben introduce his work. Ben Roberts, a Brit in Madrid has been collecting found tapes ever since his youngest youth. What started in thrift stores in his hometown has developed into a fascination that borders at science. Gifted with a hypered sense of being able to read and see into the world that unspools before his very ears, he detects the signs of the past times. In the Ben Roberts Show he…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes (cassettes 1985 – 1997)

It is always a pleasure to listen to a new show by Don Campau. There’s always a hidden gem; in this show The Cheese and their cheap kisses. The tracks he chose are mostly from the 80s, and not few of them remind of the music styles that were dominant back then. Don’s choice for this show is, well, a bit on the weird side, and a very enjoyable weirdness it is. Hear him introduce the songs, talk about the makers in this new edition of the cassette culture encyclopaedia….

Sophie Toupin – Talk on Operation Vula, Resistance and the early days of Hacking

Sophie Toupin from Quebec, Canada spoke at the fourth series of conferences organised by Disruption Network Lab in Berlin. She presented a case study that centered around Operation Vula, a resistance network based in the Netherlands that fought the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Hear a story about encrypted messages, stewardesses smuggling cassettes, ANC, Apartheid and the early years of computer. Sophie.Tweets Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days. Get the Radio On App

Paris, Stalingrad – Radio On Edit of DIYChurch w/Markus Stein, Harold Schellinx and Blenno Wurst

First this D.I.Y. Church is a weekly Live Radioshow on Radio23 Channel A. Every Monday from 7-9 pm BerlinTime the Church shares the freedom of speech with a special guest: A musician, performer, visual artist, collector, scientist, real men & no life. He/She presents his/her references and work issues in relation with a chosen theme. Then this When Markus Stein was in Paris he met up with Harold Schellinx. In the original radio show you will hear an interview in which Harold talks about his career. Sounds are provided by…

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…