Tales for Tapes #7

Tales for Tapes is a series of live concerts dedicated to tape manipulation, initiated by Anton Mobin in Paris.

#7 in the series was held on Friday 14th January 2011 in the Traffic Art Gallery in Brussels. The artists, in order of appearance, who played that evening were Final Cut, TG, Dawamesk & Handjob, Blenno und die Wurst-Brücke, Tzii and She was Beautiful.

The concerts were recorded on a Sony Walkman and a Yamaha Fourtrack by Flavien Gillé ( • ) and me, Rinus van Alebeek(+) . Each one of us used four C40 chrome cassettes. We continously changed the cassettes during the recording process. Sound check, audience talk and concerts appear in a cut up structure.

Since Flaviens set up (with two microphones) was static, he couldn’t record TG and Blenno who played in an other room. I (Rinus) could walk around.

Tales for Tapes #7 is released in an edition of seven copies. Each copy holds a unique version of the evening. Each cassette has in addition a unique remix in which the other six tapes were used. The remixes were done by me, using a marantz cassette player, a yamaha fourtrack and a tascam fourtrack.
1. Stravinsky mix ( • )
2. UKW mix ( + )
3. Solaris mix ( • )
4. U-Boot mix ( + )
5. Film Noir mix ( • )
6. The Plague Years mix ( • )
7. Border Road mix ( + )

Tales for Tapes #7 comes in a black/transparent library box, The cassette is C40 white chrome. Side a has a strip of paper with Tales for Tapes #7 . Side b shows the name of the mix.

The cover is the original flyer of the evening, from an original linoleum print by dawamesk and hand job. The inlay is a piece of paper with more or less the same info that you find on this page.

Tales for Tapes will cost you 4 Euro (ex shipping) and is available at the staalplaat shop in Berlin or via staaltape at staalplaat dot com

An extra edition of 7 cassettes copied/made for SHE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL live set at IchOrya Cafe, Berlin. (concert played on August 12th, 2011)


The British Library has bought the first nineteen releases, issued by staaltape since 2010. The cassettes will become part of the permanent collection of sound art, poetry and music. The sounds on the tapes won’t come available for download or on-line listening. If you want to see, touch and hear each single release you have to go there.

The seven copies of the first regular Tales for Tapes #7 were no longer available. After a special edition for Anton Mobin, the initiator of the TfT-concert series, I decided to make an exclusive edition for the British Library.20120528-194643.jpg


It was send without The Flag.

Collectors who are interested in acquiring a complete TfT#7-edition in an exclusive and unique package should write to staaltape at staalplaat dot com

Price is 7 x 7€ plus 3.45€ for shipping worldwide.

( Total 52,45€ )

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