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.

POWERFUL!

“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.”

and

“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.”

and

“Powerful!”

More info

In the staalplaat shop
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SOON!

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.