Dubbing process is still going on, but the first copies are ready to go. The kantoor series are dedicated to found sounds. Copied on a found C90, the release comes with a zine. Petrichor publishers in Deventer took care of the zine.
The sounds on the tape were found and assembled by Marcin Barski (Poland) Kristoffer Raasted ( Danmark) Roman Voronovsky ( Russia ) and Mark Vernon ( Scotland ). All four of them also provided text, collage and pictures for the zine. Additional texts were written by Giada dalla Bontà and Rinus Van Alebeek.
More info will follow soon.
Like modern day archeology, from the depths of our shared heritage some copies of various tape runs resurfaced, all untouched and still in their original package.
The tapes were dubbed and assembled at home, all are chrome quality.
The tapes are available at the Underbelly distro in Rotterdam, also on-line.
Montreal Tape Run was released in collaboration with crustacés tapes from Montreal. This is the staaltape version. Link MTR
In the picture you also see the tourist editions of Paris Tape Run 1 + 2 and Berlin Tape Run 1.
Link PTR1 Link PTR2 Link BTR1
Montreal Tape Run
Paris Tape Run 2, tourist edition
Berlin Tape Run 2, tourist edition
Ed Pinsent always writes a longer essay on staaltape releases.
Kylie 1: “these tapes are great fun to listen to,”
June’s release: “This is a profoundly touching item and it stayed with me for some hours after hearing it.”
Read the complete review on Ed’s The Sound Projector.
The production marathon continues in 2019. Thirty copies C90, heavy chrome quality of the 1990s, side A is ready. The release is a collaboration with #Petrichor, a small publishing house in Deventer. They will take care of the zine. There are still a couple of words to be written and added. There are also still some sounds that need to cover the B-sides.
Now in production, the first issue of KANTOOR, a series of releases dedicated to found sounds and their collectors. The release is a collaboration with the Dutch art book publishing house Petrichor. They will take care of the zine that will be published together with a C90. For the first issue cassettes from the 1990s of chrome and metal quality will be re-used. Sounds, words and images are by Jeroen Diepenmaat, Wassily Bosch, Ezio Piermattei and Ben Roberts. We hope to release the first KANTOOR in the first week of February.
Here’s an overview of staaltape releases that are sold out and new ones. The collection of new releases will grow this year. Visit @staalplaat when you’re in Berlin, or visit the website and see if there’s something you like.
Paris Tape Run 2, tape exchange between two runners