Radio play for staaltape releases

Tracks from staaltape releases June Crawford – what that says about me, and the Berlin Tape Run on this Lord Litter show produced for Electronic Cottage.


Paris Tape Run -home version- Out Now!


Paris Tape Run was first published in 2009. The home version is a limited edition of ten numbered copies. Handmade packaging, spray painted tape. The pictures that were used for the cover were taken from the book The Most Dangerous Game by Wolfgang Scheppe and Roberto Ohrt. Glue, scissors, brush, typewriter, dead plants, a copy machine and paint were used in the process of assembling the package.

edition of ten numbered copies.
Inlay with track listing and petit histoire.
dubbed from Sony Walkman pro on Marantz CP430

price 8.50 + shipping

Get it at the Shop


Dear Concerned Employees will be released on 15. December 2018

At the end of the month October 2018 employees of the Duke Energy Building noticed a strange package. They were concerned about the content. It could be a dangerous packet. They called the police.

Read about it here

I sent a request to the artists that already contributed to the Kylie tapes:

My idea is to release a one copy only tape with your contributions.
(say 5 minutes max.)
You are free to send in what ever you like.
The idea, for me, is to comfort the concerned employees,
and give some insight in our approach to the medium ‘cassette.’
You can consider the tape that I will send as a tape in an answering machine.
The employee hits play, and listens to the messages.
Your contribution can be spoken word or a copied fragment of a relax tape,
the muzak you hear when you are put on hold, or something of your own creation.
I will pack and send the copy to
Concerned Employees
Duke Energy building 
550 S Tryon St, Charlotte, 
NC 28202, 
I sent this copy

But the tracks that the artists contributed were too good to keep them for a one-copy-release.
Dear Concerned Employees is a c46, scheduled to be released on December 15, 2018.
You can preorder it now.
Tracks by Taco Bong, Kylie Minogue, KK, St_St, Sean Jason, Mrs. Mangle, El Tonto Bing Bang, The New Plastic People, Kim Wild 93
Pre-order it at the staaltape shop.
If you get your copy from Bandcamp, you will receive two digital-only bonus tracks


Take Care while ordering, buy the Cassette, not the digital album.
Bandcamp says: *The European Union requires us to charge Value Added Tax (VAT) on digital goods sold to buyers located within the EU. We collected and will remit an additional €2.40 for this sale, which represents the buyer’s local VAT rate (20% for United Kingdom).


Berlin Tape Run -home version-

Ten numbered copies of the Berlin Tape Run -home version- are now available. Berlin Tape Run was the first release after staaltape woke up from a 15 year coma. The package is completely handmade, tapes dubbed at home with high standard equipment. More info in the staaltape shop and in the staalplaat shop

June Crawford – What that says about me (full information + sound samples)

June Crawford arrived in the orbit of staaltape when he proposed to make radio shows for Radio On. In the fifth or sixth show that I listened to there was a long track that seemed to go on endlessly. It is side B on the new tape.

There are a lot of things to consider. The United States of America as a common denominator for dreams, desires, failures and despair is one of them. Let me start with the dream. I regard it as a timeless moment where-in everything is just perfect. If you have never experienced such a moment it is about time that you say farewell to the internet. Poor you.

Side B is called 2018, year of  glass. June plays guitar. He plays drums. He talks. Additional harmonious sounds float in the distance. If it is art, it is an expression of a something. If it is true, it is the vision of a something. Travel all night long. Live the years of your youth knowing that it will be over one day.

The moment in a car after hours of driving. The monotony stops. Landscape and cities disappear in sunlight. All goes on and on, but time hangs golden over this one moment that doesn’t end.

Memories are centrifugal. June Crawford manages to stop the movement, concentrate on that one image, and that’s where the monologue starts. John Steinbeck, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthry, Jack Kerouac. Strip them from their fame, step behind the mythology created by others, enter a world that exists at the other side of their works, the world we don’t know anything about, because they hid it so carefully for us. It is a pre-internet world.

June says that he’s a post-internet kid. It is at that point that he connects with the world that those famous people lived in when they were young. They could have met. And in a way they did, on this tape.

C40 ferric tape.
travels, recordings, monologue, drums, guitar by June Crawford
artwork by Rinus van Alebeek
dubbed from Sony WM D6C on Marantz CP430
limited edition of 21 numbered copies