Man Near the Surface of the Earth: music by Détective

Summersteps Records Reader Find

By Summersteps Records in New Music on Thursday 13 December 2012

One of my favorite musical discoveries of the year is this band. They remind me of growing up in the ‘90s and having a secret band you found out about through some photocopied zine or a video clip at the end of a 120 Minutes on an early Sunday morning. I guess the ’90s connection […]

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The Tapeworm label: releasing cassettes only

Stefan Fahler Reader Find

By Stefan Fahler in New Music on Thursday 22 November 2012

My friend Philip Marshall runs this wonderful, tape-only label called The Tapeworm. It features exclusive contributions and rare recordings of artists like Stephen O’ Malley, Fennesz, Derek Jarman, Dylan Carlson and Stephan Mathieu among others. I designed the cover for the upcoming tape of Chris Connelly, which will come out in August. Right now, I […]

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The Cassette-To-iPod Converter

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in Tech on Tuesday 11 September 2012

Ok, now that’s a device I have been waiting for. All my eighties mixtapes that I couldn’t bring myself to throw away were not saved in vain. This new awesome casette to iPod converter makes it possible to safe what’s not available as CD or MP3 these days. Great idea! What took them so long?

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The Tapeworm: a cassette-tape only label

Stefan Fahler Reader Find

By Stefan Fahler in Cool Websites on Thursday 9 August 2012

My friend Philip Marshall runs this wonderful tape-only label called The Tapeworm. It features exclusive contributions and rare recordings of artists like Stephen O’ Malley, Fennesz, Derek Jarman, Dylan Carlson, and Stephan Mathieu, among others. I designed the cover for the upcoming tape of Chris Connelly, which will come out in August. Right now, I am […]

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Art Decks

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Art on Wednesday 28 October 2009

I love it! With the CD now being eclipsed by the MP3, I find myself feeling even more nostalgic for the simple charm of the cassette. Australian artists Andrew Smart and Jared Schmidt create ‘large scale hand-made wooden cassette tapes, routed, sanded, bogged, primed, and painted with a high quality paint finish’. Aha! The perfect way to memorialize my old mix tapes.

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