Tag Archives: cassette release

The Tape Review Show – Alan Dunn, Triomphe Musique, Lonktaar, Grabaciones de Tripa

A plate of French cheese – the life of Casanova – The Disaster Artist – eternal life again – radio waves bounce of the Moon – the origins of tinnitus explained – Moonlight Sinatra – First tape played Alan Dunn – Tape Britain, released by Alan Dunn The great train robbery – throwing tapes out of windows – found tape movement – people on bicycles throwing tapes – star wars sneeze – what to throw out of your window, a dead body? – Henry Moore and the dead body –…

The Tape Review Show – The Moebius Loop

how to make different tape loops – a rabbit with a hat inside a snake – record in the past and play back in the past – loops on the edge of time –  time as a tape loop – playing a blank tape in a loud bar – soundtrack by a dead person – money as a concept and a game – stories of two dead gay mice, Proust and Poirrot – campfire sessions – description of the contents of the mysterious box – Michele Mazzani and his hikes…

Cassette Review: J.G. Sparkes – The Infinity Suite I-XII

Christmas time in my native town, streets are dark and wet. Shopkeepers took over long ago. Real estate developers helped them. Only pedestrians walk their streets. I feel odd on my bicycle. Shops sell things that I don’t need. Some shops died and never got replaced. No doomsday feelings are admitted. Megaphones appeared in trees and street lamps. They transmit songs in both directions. There is nothing special about those songs; FM radio transmits them all the time, young people who try to look like models or pop stars sing…

Tape Review Show – The Start Here collection by Andy Birtwistle

Introduction talks about short wave interferences, conceptual radio, haunting songs, crappy record players in book stores, strategies to avoid paying copyright to the copyright agencies. Declaring independency. Donate and throw your bitcoins at us and handless beggars in the street. Explanation of Andy Birtwistle’s work on the cassette tape. Read it here. Shephard and Van Alebeek play four tapes: Salute to Vinyl, The International Refuse Collection, Audio Cassette Tape and Needle Drops and Run-out Grooves. There are too many images and thoughts to put down here in words. Adrian and…

Cassette Review: Chemiefaserwerk – Zerbrechliche Commons

In Wagner’s operas there was always a moment that all the horns united in a long sustained sound. It was a golden sound to mark a golden moment. The title could have been Alpenglühen (Glowing Alps) or Erwachen (Awakening). In this golden moment a golden boy, the hero, would finally keep his mouth shut and freeze into a heroic pose. His eyes, his chin and his chest were pointed to the people who sat on the balcony on the right side of the theatre. From the hero’s view, it would…

Cassette Review: Ezio Piermattei – Tre Madri Ludopatiche

There is a thick fog. A low hum, that sounds like a stretched melody, announces the arrival of a something. But a what? A black mass arrives out of the fog, it grows bigger and bigger. It’s a ship. On the attic, a man looks at pictures of an old magazine. He reads about an Italian warship that disappeared in the arctic sea in the winter of the year 1945. He reads about scientists who went to the North Pole to find the ship. They believed it carried a secret…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Don Campau special, part1

Don’s own words about the beginning of his career:”at the time I lived near this old road in San Jose where the train ran parallel. The train sounded a lot like the autochord sound on Greg’s Yamaha keyboard. There was magic in this simplicity and the fact that anything seemed possible.” The first part of LL’s special on Don Campau offers everything that a lover of Americana can wish for. It becomes a road movie, not showing you the geographical landscape, but various aspects of a cutural landscape as it…

Don Campau – Tout S’en Va

Don Campau is our long time collaborator. He presents tracks from his vast collection of audio cassettes. He received these tapes since the 1970s. Listeners who tune in to his shows mor frequently slowly achieve knowledge about one of the biggest cultural movements that has existed, and in a newer version still exists: the cassette culture. Don is transferring now most of his tapes to Zeppelin City in the deep south of Germany, where they will become part of a cassette culture museum. As a result Don stumbles upon tapes…

Tape Review Show – Cassettes by Sam Bakers and Acrid Lactations & Jointhee

In the Tape Review Show Adrian Shephard and yours truly (=Rinus Van Alebeek) play and review releases on cassette. You can have your cassette reviewed on our show too. But you need to send the cassette, we don’t do digital files. In the show we unpack the tape, describe the artwork, smell the paper, comment on this, sometimes use the sounds of the paper inlay and the cassette case to construct a short sonic intermezzo, and then we play one side of the tape. When the tape is over we…