Posts Tagged: tape

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

The Golden Age of Music Videos ended with the decline of MTV; but as much as MTV launched the popularity of the format, it also delayed its evolution.  In the Silver Age, restrictions are gone.  Videos no longer need to

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

The Golden Age of Music Videos ended with the decline of MTV; but as much as MTV launched the popularity of the format, it also delayed its evolution.  In the Silver Age, restrictions are gone.  Videos no longer need to

Inverted Microphones: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy #2

The second installment in a new quarterly series dedicated to field recording and inspired by our love of tape culture.  (Check out the first installment, with a long preamble from me, here.) This time it’s winter, and Gio’s live mix

Inverted Microphones: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy #2

The second installment in a new quarterly series dedicated to field recording and inspired by our love of tape culture.  (Check out the first installment, with a long preamble from me, here.) This time it’s winter, and Gio’s live mix

Inverted Microphones #1: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy

In the film Il Postino (1994), the titular Postman becomes inspired to express himself after encountering the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, living in exile on a small island in the south of Italy. Neruda helps the Postman, Mario, to pursue

Inverted Microphones #1: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy

In the film Il Postino (1994), the titular Postman becomes inspired to express himself after encountering the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, living in exile on a small island in the south of Italy. Neruda helps the Postman, Mario, to pursue

Giovanni Lami ~ Hysteresis I-IV

I realized that it can take other forms, others than the one imposed. Not just a section, but a circle or an ellipse, a closed path where you may see a cyclic repeat of events where not everything has a

Giovanni Lami ~ Hysteresis I-IV

I realized that it can take other forms, others than the one imposed. Not just a section, but a circle or an ellipse, a closed path where you may see a cyclic repeat of events where not everything has a

On the Return of Senufo Editions (Giuseppe Ielasi, Alessandro Brivio, Takamitsu Ohta)

Giuseppe Ielasi has been one my favorite artists for a decade now, his reputation cemented in my mind by the blissful textures of August (2007) and the rhythmic sampledelica of Aix (2009),  both for 12k. His Stunt series (2008-2013) further

On the Return of Senufo Editions (Giuseppe Ielasi, Alessandro Brivio, Takamitsu Ohta)

Giuseppe Ielasi has been one my favorite artists for a decade now, his reputation cemented in my mind by the blissful textures of August (2007) and the rhythmic sampledelica of Aix (2009),  both for 12k. His Stunt series (2008-2013) further

LCNL 081: “Location Materials” compiled by Karl Fousek

  Montreal modular synthesist Karl Fousek takes us on a tour through his personal cassette collection. No stranger to tapes himself, since 2014 Karl has released three tapes on Phinery and assorted tapes on other labels.  Last summer his trio

LCNL 081: “Location Materials” compiled by Karl Fousek

  Montreal modular synthesist Karl Fousek takes us on a tour through his personal cassette collection. No stranger to tapes himself, since 2014 Karl has released three tapes on Phinery and assorted tapes on other labels.  Last summer his trio

Canti Magnetici ~ Tape Batch #2: Luca Garino, Videobasic, Absent Outfit, Danny Clay + Greg Gorlen

Serious question: Why release music on tape? The resurgence of tape labels in recent years has been met with a seemingly never-ending flood of condescending think pieces.  I’m against fetishization and nostalgia more than most, yet I think it’s important

Canti Magnetici ~ Tape Batch #2: Luca Garino, Videobasic, Absent Outfit, Danny Clay + Greg Gorlen

Serious question: Why release music on tape? The resurgence of tape labels in recent years has been met with a seemingly never-ending flood of condescending think pieces.  I’m against fetishization and nostalgia more than most, yet I think it’s important