Audiozine #3 – Valerie Kuehne

“Valerie I’d like to release a tape of your works on staaltape” – “Great.” somehow didn’t work out. So one day while going through her songs for a far away future conceptual release for staaltape, I got the idea to surprise her with a selection I made. She gave me carte blanche to go on as I thought was right.

The result is that this is not a tape by Valerie, but a tape by me, for which I used her songs and other appearances. I compiled and structured it and in doing so I created a portrait of Valerie Kuehne. Hence, an audiozine, says the editor.

I won’t make a teaser for this album. I even hesitate to publish the song titles. It would spoil too much of your pleasure. You can pre-order directly from Valerie, or from me. There are 13 copies available.

I hope to finish artwork and wrapping before the 15th of April.

Audiozine #3 - Valerie Kuehne

Audiozine #3 – Valerie Kuehne

Midori Hirano – And I Am Here, 5th edition

Twelve new copies of Midori Hirano’s And I Am Here, a release I continue to like for the otherworldly tunes, its simplicity and its kindness. In the artwork you’ll find some quotes from previous editions. I tried to manufacture a cheaper edition, cheaper because of the used material.

They will be available at the staalplaat shop very soon, and at one of Midori’s performances. Or get in touch with her in person.

More info on a special page.

Midori Hirano - And I Am Here, 5th edition

Midori Hirano – And I Am Here, 5th edition

March/April – Slow Slow Loris on tour

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Slow Slow Loris visit some venues in the south east of Europe. Go see them if you are around. One of the souvenirs you can take home is their tape released by staaltape.

Absolutely recommended!

Jeff Surak – All Gold, new copies

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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.

Super 8 by Rinus Van Alebeek

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.