Category Archives: New Release by Staaltape

The great success of the project is that it actually sounds like a dream-in-sound

Review of Patrizia Oliva – Numen on Continuo’s Documents.

One copy of the first edition is still available at the staalplaat shop in Berlin, also for postal orders. If this one has sold out, there are copies from the second edition. And if those sell out, I will need to produce a third edition.

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Jeff Surak – All Gold (New Release by Staaltape)

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This is the White Striped Side

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This is the Black Striped Side

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These are the wraps of the tape.

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This is the second collage for the inner pages of the booklet.

I don’t have a picture of the first one because it sold immediately.

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This is the third collage.

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This is the fourth collage

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This is the package for the tape that got sold.

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I know Jeff for a long time. If someone would achieve to write the Great American Novel it would produce invisible sounds, sounds Jeff is able to produce, don’t ask me how. It evokes the dream behind the horizon, the eternal song that hangs over a city, the silence at the other side of the window, the scratching of a pen. His music holds the quality of defining an era. Yes I am a fan.

On this cassette are nine tracks to convince you that you are a fan as well. It has a total running time of 40 minutes. The magnetic tape is of chrome quality. The dubbing was done by me with a Marantz PMD 430.

I am still working on the collages.

One by one the tapes get ready to ship.

You can get them for 12€ worldwide shipping included.

You can also think that these tapes are worth far more than I ask for; in that case name your price and be sure to get one.

contact me at staaltape at staalplaat dot com

Midori Hirano – And I Am Here (Release + Review)

The tape by Midori Hirano is the second in a series in which I asked an artist to produce a number of compositions for a total of thirty minutes. My two main demands were to spread the process over a couple of months, so that the passing of time would enter the final result, and to come up with ‘songs’ in a length between forty seconds and four minutes, approximately.

For this tape Midori made twenty-five pieces. You will hear recordings made in various places she visited in Europe and Japan. You will also hear an old piano, a piano she found, or encountered. It was very much out of tune… read more

New Release on Staaltape – Audiozine#2 Diktat in America

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 …

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Staaltape’s Audiozine#1 is called Glenn Branca

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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!

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D I K T A T in the New World of Love

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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 …)

BUY D I K T A T

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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

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released 10 August 2012
Jean Bordé (double bass), Emmanuel Rébus (dictaphones), Rinus van Alebeek (dictaphones), Harold Schellinx (dictaphones).

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