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Harold Schellinx – Très Grande Collage

For many years Harold Schellinx has been collecting snippets of tapes that had escaped from their cases for some reason and ended up alone and abandoned. If you listen to the restored tapes you can hear the dirt of the street, and if you try to go a little bit further you might even be able to listen into the past, and visualise it together with all its lost, decayed, disappeared or aged artefacts. Harold says: “ The TGC, the ‘Très Grande Collage’, is a fourteen hour chain of sound…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 6 (No Birds)

The 6th transmission by Junie Crawford is definitely the best of the first six shows that he produced for Radio On. Extremely convinced by the use of voice (a long monologue), his talent for storytelling, the simple use of electric guitar and drums, I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) decided to make a collection of his earlier shows and release it as a C60 on staaltape. In Junie’s words “I feel the same but different. Getting harder to put down, get back on paper.” “Materials: January into February, another semester, the look…

Tapes from Istanbul – Adrian Shephard (August 2015)

When I listened to Tapes from Istanbul, through my headphones, I was thrilled from the very first steps that Adrian described. I had to think about this, because my excitement went beyond those feelings, which normally make my senses wobble when listening to anything audio. It was very clear, that something else was going on. The Istanbul Tapes tell a story, that we thought to have lost, somewhere around the time when television became a medium for the masses. Before that time, places were still exotic. And the main reason…