The first copies of the new C40-release: June Crawford – What that says about me

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The upcoming C40

The new C40 comes with a postcard. The text is by the artist. At the other side there’s a blank paper where you can put your or someone else’s address.

 

Berlin Tape Run, DeLuxe version, one remains

On Sunday 26th of August I handed over one copy of the Berlin Tape Run, Deluxe version to a happy listener. It happened on a beautiful white cloud/blue sky sunny day in front of the entrance of the Bundestag in Berlin, while world-war-one-military-marching-band music came floating from Angela’s garden party.

As with all the staaltape releases that leave home base by post also this copy was packed in a special way. Only one copy of the Berlin Tape Run, DeLuxe version remains. This one, or the alternative pocket version are available at the shop

Upcoming release: Hermannstrasse Atonal

Read about the experiment in this news article.  The ‘experiment’ hasn’t started yet. I expect a lot of people at the Hermannstrasse station once the atonal music will resound in the station’s area. I also expect musicians and non-musicians get there with their instruments and or gear and play along with this music.

I will go there too and make recordings.

I will go there too and make recordings. I will release a selection of the best moments on tape.
 
And who knows that this tape will be followed by a remixtape.

Berlin Tape Run, Limited DeLuxe and Pocket Edition

In the last days of June 2018 I was a guest at the Cassette Culture Node Linz exhibition, organised by Wolfgang Dorninger. Instead of setting up a workshop and risk zero participants, I made perfect use of the work table in the exhibition space and produced 2×10 copies of the Berlin Tape Run. Berlin Tape Run was the first release by staaltape after a 15 years break. It was also my first production for staaltape.

Both versions are completely handmade and limited to ten numbered copies. I used flyers, magazines, glue, scissors, paint brushes and acryl paint in the process. The tapes were dubbed from a chrome BTR copy on a ferric transparent 40 minutes tape, played back by a Sony pro Walkman and recorded by a Marantz CP430.

BTR DeLuxe Germany, shipping included 19,00 €
BTR DeLuxe world, shipping included 20,00 €
BTR pocket Germany, shipping included 11.50 €
BTR DeLuxe world, shipping included 12,50 €
If you can meet me in Berlin, or catch me on tour, the copies will be 16,00 € or 8,50 €

DeLuxe and Pocket version are displayed and indicated in the pictures. Both versions have the same content.

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NEW: dj ShluchT – eine nervtötende Geräumigkeit

dj Shlucht’s release for staaltape is copied on a collection of sealed Türktapes. The dubbing was done at home. Shlucht prepared two master tapes for the 4track. Marantz CP430 copied the master.

I used the original covers. Every copy has a different aphorism by ShluchT.

The mix in this release was orginally made for Radio Cashmere. ShluchT had invited me for a short interview. I sat in the comfortable Cashmere lounge and listened. I liked what I heard. I also noted that ShluchT had developed an exceptional skill in mixing material, music that was given to him as a present or a reward for his help. I recognised the small fun fragments that give so much breathing space to a mix. I heard how he could avoid density, monotony and repetition.

This is ShluchT.

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Now some words that you can skip. I write these words, because, being responsible for this label, I can not justify a release with this simple statement: I like it. Here I go.

It is okay, of course, to produce your own sounds, sometimes as part of an introspective process. With this release I want to open a new series. I feel that some djs whose work I have encountered take the creative process to a next level. The work overcomes the balance between failure and liberation. It is good, because it animates a space through sound. The dj disappears. His work doesn’t have a signature. Traces of moral judgement are absent; there is no reflection of a self. The work of dj ShluchT is about being without the moment.

This tape is a mixtape: recycled sounds for recycled cassettes.

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