raw poetry, raw street recordings, raw cuts, lo-fi recorder, re-used commercial tape, sci-fi images, it all blends together in a 2×15 minutes mix. Beautiful? Let’s write that word on the mirror for other people to forget. This tape is not about beauty. This tape is full of scars. Let’s hope they don’t hurt anymore. But if they do, then please come in and listen. You might forget about the pain for a little while.
get the C30 at the on-line shop
A condemned debtor does not recognise the Horse by Dai Coelacanth
Brand new book on cassette cultures features interview with ‘current custodian of the legendary staaltape label.’
Pre-order, pics and info at vetro editions.
Uitgeverij Petrichor is a small independent publishing house in Deventer, in the east of the Netherlands. K A N T O O R, staaltape’s new series of releases on found tapes and found sounds collectors will be published together with a zine. Petrichor takes care of the zine. Well, they are taking care, right now.
The first copies of the upcoming release of K A N T O O R, the first in a series dedicated to found sounds and their collectors, are almost ready to be shipped. Destination Deventer, where the independent publishing house Petrichor will attach the tape to the zine.
You might become the proud owner of one of these tapes. The zines will all look the same of course. More on the content of both tape and zine will follow.
Sounds from the release will be featured in Bepi Crespan’s radio show. The show transmits on FM and via stream.
Tune in on 25th of January.
The production marathon started during my residency in Linz, at the cassette culture node.Linz exhibition, organised and narrated by Wolfgang Dorninger. I produced the new versions of the Berlin Tape Run. Paris Tape Run, June Crawford’s tape and Dear Concerned Employees followed.
At this moment I’m in the middle of the production process of K A N T O O R, the first issue of a tape and zine with found sounds, compiled by found sounds collectors. The release is a collaboration with Petrichor, a small independent publishing house in Deventer, in the east of the Netherlands. We aim to have the first copies available at the beginning of February.
Meanwhile in Berlin, the staaltape releases in the staalplaat store slowly start to grow in numbers. If you are on a visit, or living in the fair city of Berlin, just walk in every now and then, marvel at all the zines, posters, albums, books and tapes on display, and see if there’s something you would like to take home or give to a friend.