Category Archives: Cassette

Nothing important happened today…

No matter how carefully and obsessively you (thought you) looked after those tapes by storing them in a cool, dark, dry place, far away from anything that could possibly generate a magnetic field, some of the mechanics and materials have started to fail. Continue reading

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Cassette Culture Untangled

TDK, BASF, Maxell, Denon, and Sony: Once, these were among the most important words in the teenage lexicon. The advent of the iPod, downloads and peer-to-peer networks seemed certain to consign the old analogue cassette tape to cultural oblivion, but in music, it seems, that what goes around doesn’t just come around again; it’s simply rewound! Continue reading

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Ghosts in the cassette shell

The Tape2MP3 project is making slow but certain progress. Of course, it can’t all be fun and games: we’ve had about three tapes so far that got munched by the tape deck, and another snapped… but nothing that a screwdriver, a pen and some sticky-tape can’t fix! Continue reading

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Audio tapes are dead!

Needless to say, and without exception, all people are curious and interested as to what exactly one would be doing with the thousands of old tapes that I’ve accumulated so far. Many have even asked if they’ll eventually get used as material for some work of art. Continue reading

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The art of the mixtape

Creating and maintaining a humble collection of tapes also meant outfitting them with some sort of artwork or pictures to make them look good, unique and instantly recognisable. Continue reading

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The Cassette Projects

This was my tape collection. Lovingly nurtured and cared for over a period of some twenty years and surviving two intercontinental and numerous domestic moves, the time has come to bid farewell to this past passion and hobby, too. Continue reading

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