I have made eight new copies of Jeff Surak’s release.
It is an edition limited to eight, because I just want to see if these copies will sell. Staaltape is not a million seller.
You can get them from me at a price of 6.50€ ex shipping.
You can get them also from staalplaat, where they will be available at the beginning of March 2016.
More info and pictures of this edition.
In a couple of reviews that appeared recently it is suggested that my tape Super 8 is a staaltape release. Though it would be easy to release my work on the staaltape label, I prefer to do this as little as possible. It is not my label, it is staalplaat’s label; I only take care of it. Of course I take care of myself as well, don’t worry, and that’s why Super 8 is a private release. Read more about it here.
New copies of Super 8 will become available before the end of this Winter.
I am also working on staaltape copies and hope to publish more news and pictures soon.
Please note that there doesnot exist no such thing as a digital album of this tape.
Staaltape is a cassette-only label.
“On Staaltape something is somewhat bigger,”
says FdW in Vital Weekly
He writes about the Slow Slow Loris release.
“There is a fine element of repetition in this music; a cold and clinical bang, reminding this listener of the cassettes he heard in the 80s. Slow Slow Loris is an ancestor to that old school industrial sound.”
“I quite enjoyed this dark synth-heavy industrial pop noir. It is along the lines of many current darkwave acts, except that Slow Slow Loris still sounds old-fashioned, with their analogue synthesizers in what sounds like a basement studio.”
In the staalplaat shop
In the process of dubbing now are three releases, Jeff Surak’s All Gold, Midori Hirano’s And I Am Here (5th edition) and Slow Slow Loris’ From Monster till Mourning. Most probably a brandnew release of which I will do the full announcement later this month, will be added to this batch.
These tapes become available at the staalplaat shop in Berlin, of course also here (postal) at my address before the end of January.
In the coming weeks I will make a list of earlier staaltape releases that will be re-issued. The Audiozine#1 Glenn Branca will be one of them, albeit with different cover art, because those xray pictures I used are finished.
C50 cassette, chrome quality. Recorded directly onto tape with a Marantz CP430.
Comes with a booklet, designed and produced by Angie Yeowell and Robert Heim.
Available at Staalplaat or directly from Slow Slow Loris or from me (staaltape at staalplaat.com) for as little as € 8.50.
Slow Slow Loris is the Berlin based duo formed by Angela Yeowell and Robert Heim. Their tape will be called ‘From Monster till Mourning.’
I have known Angie for a couple of years now, even did some performances with her, but I always had a feeling there was something lacking.
Now I know. It was Robert’s overwhelming at times primordial sonic presence that put Angie’s vocal strangeness in perspective.
Here’s 45 minutes of songs and soundtracks that by times are absolutely sensational.
Rollng Stone magazine would define it the rebirth of rock ‘n’ roll, if only they would know.
I define it a glorious moment for staaltape.
Release date will be announced soon.