Staaltape Release: Groetjes uit Brussel

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“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.”


Pocket Tape

Carry yoiur favourite cassette with you in this smart Pocket Tape. Knitted from the magnetic tape of no more usable cassettes, this handy little chain armour like Pocket Tape finally dusts off the nostalgic patina. Order now for only 35.00 euro: staaltape at staalplaat dot com or wait for the next very special edition!


Some Cassette Releases by Staaltape

Here is some of the latest releases by Staaltape. Full description, pictures, track list, who is? and reviews are to be found on the staaltape site





15 November: Peter Cusack – Lloyd Dunn – DJ Pato

The last evening at the Rote Salon for us. This edition we have invited Peter Cusack and Lloyd Dunn, two sound artists who are firmly rooted in the last century, and both have arrived at the use of field recordings in a very special way. While Lloyd Dunn’s method is one of collage and carefully composing, (listen to his fantastic filecasts on Nula) Peter Cusack combines the act of story telling with his recordings.

Bibi-Heybat Oilfields, near Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph, Peter Cusack

DJ Pato, our resident DJ, is world famous in Berlin. Just lean back and listen, or keep on talking. You will be surprised, and delighted.

Monday 15 November, 21.00 hours

Peter Cusack (lecture/concert)

Lloyd Dunn (audio/visual)

DJ Pato


Rote Salon/Volksbühne (at the front go left of building and enter)

U2 Rosa Luxemburg Platz

18. September – Take the Money and Run

Staalplaat, invited by one of the curators at the Volksbühne, would set up a series of shows at der Rote Salon in the season 2010-2011. The Volksbühne Board of Directors, if there is any, inspired by the dramatic changes in Banana Republics all over the world, decided to stop our series. There are still two evenings left.

This man is Isaac Bashevis Singer, one of the greatest writers of last century.

And this picture shows the entrance to der Rote Salon, kind of..

Radboud Mens and John Grzinich are the two actors this evening, saturday 18. Come at 21.00 to see how a room of pluche and purist dreams will come alive by sounds as old as Pythagoras.

Both will use strings. Strings as in guitar strings and not as in lady’s pants. If you want to dream about that, you have to come after 24.00 when der Rote Salon opens its doors to Disco Rostock.

Mr. Mens and Mr. Grznich will not play a guitar as rock stars do. But…Who knows?

Yes, indeed who knows. Radboud Mens will play three guitars at the same time, without touching them. John Grzinich will play a very long string which is connected from side to side. Both, Mr. Mens and Mr. Grzinich will make the room sing. They are open to questions after the shows.

This evening is listed on the website of the volksbühne.

18. September, 21.00 -23.00

Rote Salon

Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Linienstraße 227

Radboud Mens

John Grzinich

DJ Pato

For Descriptions and Links to Radboud Mens and John Grzinich see entries below. DJ Pato is world famous in Berlin, and needs no further introduction

28 – 30 July: Blind Tape Quartets

Three days in a row,on thursday, friday and saturday, from 18.00 onwards, musicians and non – musicians are invited to join the Blind Tape Quartets.

Let’s explain this step by step.

Blind Tapes is the label of Luka Ivanovic ( aka Lukatoyboy). Blind Tape Quartets is a series of releases on this label.

The name is Blind Tape Quartets because a four track recorder is used to prepare the master tape.

Four tracks for four artists who will be united on this tape. Four artists who don’t know what will be on the other track. Four artists who will record their music onto the recorder as if they are playing in a quartet.

The four track recorder will be set up in the basement of Staalplaat store.

Any one who has a device, an instrument, an object, an idea, a voice can come and have 10 seconds to 10 minutes space to fill on the recorder.

We provide the cable and the various ways of recording by microphone onto the 4track.

Once the master tape is full, a mix will be made on a blank cassette, or on one of my cassettes full of Neue Türkische Kunst. Participating artists can keep this cassette. These cassettes are a release by Blind Tapes.

Everyone can come. Just walk in. I don’t expect long waiting lines.

An extended version of Blind Tape Quartets will be presented as a kind of workshop /demostration on the Tales for Tapes evening on 3. August at Altes Finanzamt.


On 28, 29 or 30 July you can come and join the Blind Tape Quartet.

A four track to record 10 seconds up to 10 minutes of your sounds will be waiting for you in the basement of Staalplaat store.

Cables and microphones and blank cassettes are provided for.

Record as you come, no registration or reservation needed.

28-30 July, 18.00 – 20.00 hr

Blind Tape Quartets



Flughafenstrasse 38

U8 Boddinstrasse/ U7 Rathaus Neukölln