Review of Patrizia Oliva – Numen on Continuo’s Documents.
Copies of the second edition are still available at the staalplaat shop in Berlin, also for mailorders. Once those sell out, I will need to produce a third edition.
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“Oliva takes you on quite a fascinating ride……Great tape in the usual handmade Staaltape fashion.” says FdW in Vital Weekly
“In questi casi il prezzo per copia dovrebbe lievitare al di sopra degli 80 €.” says cassettophobian in sands-zine
“Ganz grosses Kino,” Thomas Neumann in Hörerlebnis 097 (physical copy).
Side A, sprayed on the banks of the River Vistula in Warsaw, with the help of Anna Wóstovich.
“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.
You can find the complete info on this page.
Audiozine #3 – Valerie Kuehne
Patrizia Oliva – Numen, Life of Elitra Lipozi
C40, chrome quality in a first edition of 20 copies.
concept album by Patrizia Oliva.
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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.
The fourth edition of Midori Hirano’s tape comes again in a limited edition. There are ten copies made. When you look at the pictures you might understand why I cannot make bigger numbers.
Not in the picture are the central pages of the booklet where you will find a short story. Once these copoes are gone, I -or maybe Midori- will start working on a fifth edition.
This is how it looks like in the shop.
Find more staaltape releases in the staalplaat catalogue.
Complete information on Midori Hirano – And I Am Here
These are the ten copies of Midori Hirano’s cassette release for staaltape, And I Am Here. It is the third edition. And this one is entirely made by Midori, the artist edition. I have no idea what you have to pay for it. As I can judge from the picture alone, this tape goes beyond any standard cassette release. Write to Midori and find out for yourself. The tapes shown in the picture will not become available at the staalplaat shop in Berlin.
I am very glad Midori proposed to produce one edition by herself. It adds a new quality and character to staaltape. The deeply rooted connection with Berlin is ensured as well. If the possibility arises I will surely encourage other artists who appear on staaltape to make an artist edition.
Said this, I can announce that work on my own fourth edition of Midori’s tape has started. The tape will arrive at the shop in Berlin by the end of July.
Some titles from staaltape are still available.