Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
I've decided that I need to post some zines on this site, so here's the first:
from the dim distant days of the horror/sleaze movie fanzine, comes this masterpeice of cut-n-paste savagery. Includes reviews of a whole bunch of "Massacre" movies, and DR.MINX. Wild stuff.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
In the 90s a very prolific guy called Thomas Sutter in St Louis had a tape exchange label that was full of great stuff that he had done with various collaborators. Here's one of the tapes from that label. It's a kind-of techno thing for people who don't like techno, I guess. There is a dearth of info on Thomas Sutter on the internet, which is a big shame.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Back to the tapes now. As I couldn't find any signs of this label still being in existence in any form, I figured I was alright to post this. It was done by Plankton lo-fi back in 1994, and I'm not really sure of the artist... Scaredy Cat or something? Anyway, it came in a single sleeve, and consists of 2 C60s of various plonking, warbling and meandering. Nice. This is 31 of 50, and that's what cassettes are all about!
it's in three bits, and is about 165mb
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Not a tape, but it's my gaff, my rules. This is posted as a favour to Kuiama from the splusp Yahoo group. I got it from X-Y-Z-Cosmonaut, but his link has died, so this is a simple repost. Alf bleedin' Garnett sings songs from World War I. As if it wasn't enough of a tragic waste of life!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I did think about uploading something from Pumf Records, a very prolific tape label from the 90s, run by the very wonderful Stan Batcow, but I decided not to. This is because Stan is still selling this stuff, and a lot of it is available on higher quality cdr. So now I am instructing you, in a very loud voice, to buy things from Pumf... or suffer the consequences. Which would be not getting to hear some great music. Your choice.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A warm-voiced gent talks you through some lovely walks in the Lake District. It's quite dull, but gives you a nice feeling of family holidays and not having anywhere to go in a hurry. Imagine this on the tape deck in your dad's old Renault. Maybe that's just me though.
Monday, December 04, 2006
A brilliant mess created by all sorts of neat people, including the previously featured Stream Angel. This came in a unique hand-crafted 7" single sleeve, and is a whole lot of fun. Ideal for laughter, forgetting, wondering and idleness. A is for Ace.
A set of pics of the A Band on flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/scorzonera/sets/72057594084657959/
Their Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Band
The cassette download: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M08BYJR0
Sunday, December 03, 2006
My mum got this tape when she went to Moscow in the mid-90s. I didn't know anything about the band until I looked them up today. They have their own website, and still perform. Iron curtain music is particularly entertaining.
DDT on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT_(band)
DDT Website: http://ddt.ru/eng/
Album download: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BG903Y0D
Strange cassette from Kylie Productions in Bath, back in 1995. Basically a very random collage of Japanese tv, vocal nonsense, and instrumentation. Very lo-fi, production values of -4
Here's the current Kylie site, run by the diamond Joe Morris: http://www.kylieproductions.com/
The download is split and you'll need HJSplit to put it back together.
Download Okaniwa Fumihiro
Not sure how this one will go down with the kids. Very odd and hard to describe. Basically, it's factor x, who used to do a lot of this kind of thing. This is on the Personal Soundtracks tape-label, and is from 1991, I think.
more info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Factor+X
Saturday, December 02, 2006
First post: This is from a really excellent bloke I used to write to a lot. He's Scottish, lives in Nottingham (at least he did, I haven't heard from him in a few years), and is a tape-trader/musician/collector of strange music/general odd-ball. This is basically one of his sound collage experiments.
Friday, December 01, 2006
First of all I need to explain the name. K7 is what the French call cassettes. In French it sounds like the word "cassette". Basically "kah-sett". Simple really. But in English K7, or "kay seven", rhymes with "Heaven"... so, nifty word play (or confusing cultural references) straight off the bat.
The idea is that I post mp3 files of my old cassettes on Rapidshare, and you download them. Easy.
I have all kinds of stuff and plenty more to come. Most of these tapes will never become CDs, and if they do... well, I guess someone should tell me, and I'll do whatever my conscience dictates.
Sound quality is rudimentary. I haven't cleaned these things up. Just played them on my Walkman, and converted them to mp3 format. Take it or leave it.
First tape post, hopefully tomorrow.