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Tape Review Show with cassettes by Erik Levander and I Placca

The procedure in the Tape Review Show is very simple. One side of a tape release will be played in its full length. The tape itself and the art work will be described; artist name and label mentioned as well. Once the tape is finished Adrian Shephard and yours sincerely (=Rinus Van Alebeek) might discuss the tape or go into stories and events, obviously inspired by listening to the sounds. The first broadcast of the Tape Review Shows are always unnanounced and live from the Radio On studio in Berlin….

Tape Review Show – Special on Tape label Tutore Burlato (parts 1 & 2)

I first heard about Ezio Piermattei through a review by Ed Pinsent in his Sound Projector. He wrote about one of his works: “created from “voice, objects, instruments, tapes, electronics, etc.” this is a highly perplexing and unfathomable trawl through sound-episodes of great absurdity and surprise…we never really understand what we’re hearing, how it’s made, or what it means, but it’s impossible to stop listening…here…” Since I trust Ed’s taste and insight I decided to get in touch with Ezio. After an exchange of works, my curiousity grew when I…

Don Campau, No Pigeonholes – Special on cassette label The Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret was a label in Italy run by Alessandro Crestani from 1998-2010. Some of the information you find on Don’s Living archive of Underground Music says that Best Kept Secret released high quality indie dream pop and rock with handsomely designed and executed , professional looking covers. and Best Kept Secret had a good representation of women artists in groups and also as solo artists a gorgeous dreampop outing by Kaye. And a cassette by an artist named Kizzy. Both were artists I have not heard from before…

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…

Tapes and Talks from the Mulinen Studio Vol 1-3 by Rinus van Alebeek

Now that I am finally settled in the coastal area of Calabria, I have started a new series of programs of which three are now rotating in the schedule. Each program is one hour long. I play tapes that were sent to me by friends. I give information, sometimes I make up a story. In the first volume of the show you will hear Ben Roberts and his eclectiktronik label. The Shitty Listener aka Jason Honea and Ginger Miles. In the second volume there are The Herd of the Ether…

Don Campau- No Pigeonholes episode 10, focus on Audiofile Tapes

If you are not a fan of Don Campau’s loose, but encyclopedical approach to the hometape movement that shook the earth in the 1980s, well, then you must be a fan of some other shows we have here on Radio On. We love you all the same, you and your ears. The new show by Don is a fine addition to the growing amount of information on cassette culture. He informs about the releases, the persons involved, what they did then and what they do now, and play the musics…