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The Tape Review Show – Cosmovision Registros Andinos, Do You Dream of Noise, Akashic Records,

Climate, calendars and reborn plants – a children’s story and scary cats – May sales in the UK – toothless empire, second-hand country – Martin Scorsese and alley cats – count one hundred Dalmatians to put the kid asleep – a rat is killed by a tramp – sci-fi prophecy predicting worker rats the size of humans – birth control for rats – consciousness is everything – Stephen Hawking’s last words – rats in drones delivering amazon books – floating cities – leave earth – DDR bedroom – Adrian reads…

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…

Cassette Review: Storch Interior Extracts – Remote Assistance Failure

I fall into an endless series of bloobs. I think of a house of mirrors and the endless reflections of self perhaps a good location for any novel or movie that needs endless reflections of reflections on self. A sonic equivalent of a house of mirrors with mothers with crying children. A car alarm that triggers all the other alarms in town a kaumgomball machine that doesn’t stop shooting balls clowns? Theo from Cellar Tapes asked if he could send the tape and I said yes. We had a short…

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…

Cassette Review: F. Ampism – Black Moss Pot

First I thought of ragdolls. They take on life and dance around in a children’s dreamstate. It is all very British, because these dolls are made in the Victorian age and bring memories of a grand empire, children wearing big straw heads, riding donkey-carts meeting an Indian Sultan on the back of an elephant. The image, I agree, was a bit silly. And the music on the tape shouldn’t stop there, even if you would think of a Powell and Pressburger movie, in which the chalk-faced dolls became actors and…

Cassette Review: Felice Sciorilli – Night Has Told Me

Yes, that is what I like. Right from the start the sounds transport me to an image of a white passenger ship rising high above communal houses in an Italian port. It is a picture from the 1960s when emigrants still travelled by boat. Among them were people who left their homeland the Netherlands to find their fortune in Australia, or in Canada. The boat on the picture lay alongside the quay in Genova. And Genova is an important harbour in the story of emigration. Thousands of people embarked every…

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…