The new audiozine, #2 is a vivid account of Diktat’s visit to the United States. Conversations, snippets of performances, travelogues, americana and guest appearances by Glenn Branca and David Thomas can be found on this C60 tape. Read more …
The cassette comes in a custom made cardboard package with X-Ray pictures on the front and back side. The inlay is a high quality color print, plus a written piece of paper with the basic liner notes. Every copy has a different X-ray.
Price 8.00 Euro, available through staaltape at staalplaat.com or directly from the shop.
In how far this is an Audiozine, is of course to be judged by the listener. It was my intention to combine elements of essay-writing, travelogues, documentary and, in this case, docu-fiction.
If to some of you it still sounds like music, well, then let it sound like music!
September 26th – October 3rd 2012, D I K T A T will be performing – inside/outside – in Allentown, Washington & New York, meanwhile recording material for a limited edition documentary pocket tape audiozine cassette-only release on STAALTAPE.
We will use the proceedings of this ‘live inside/outside Berlin’ digital album release to cover the costs of the band’s stay in the US: car rental, gasoline, toll, parking tickets, (for me please no) hamburgers, beer, et cetera…
Needless to say that any amount will earn you a cheer; throw in €15 or more, and we’ll send you a copy of the Diktat overseas STAALTAPE release for *free*, as soon as it is available. (Also: in case of more than twenty tape-meriting donations, the cassette will NOT go on sale. It’ll be produced for your ears only …)
The seven tracks on this album were recorded live (inside/outside) in Berlin, Germany, between July 17th and 19th, 2011. Edited by Har$.
IN-sides: Ausland (7/17), Staalplaat (7/18), Sucked Orange (7/19)
OUT-sides: Tempelhof (7/19), Lohmühlenbrücke (7/18), Rütlistraße (7/18), Wachturm (7/18).
Read and see more Diktat outside/inside the Manufactured Normalcy Field
released 10 August 2012
Jean Bordé (double bass), Emmanuel Rébus (dictaphones), Rinus van Alebeek (dictaphones), Harold Schellinx (dictaphones).
“When I heard the result of Groetjes uit Brussel, I sensed that it was very close to the concept of an AudioZine. What you hear on this tape is an ever-changing tale not only of four people who live in the same city, but also a collective work of art that documents a part of their lives . All four of them have managed to visualize a Brussels through their miniatures. If you follow the storyline, you will encounter a narrator, who is not always aware of the dreams and visions that surround him. Maybe he or she can hear them, intuit them, just as much as the listener to this tape can perceive what it is to live in Brussels at the beginning of the second decade of the twenty-first century.”
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