cool tapes i find and cassette related equipment.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

rebirth of a teac A 650 home stereo cassette deck

so i found one of these on ebay. i think i paid about 20 bucks for it. the shipping was pretty high, it's massive. like a lead brick! anyhoo, the seller says it powers up and works. which was only partially true. it would sort of work, but the belt was way stretched and worn.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

today's jam box

today i'm listening to a GE {lately i've been kind of obsessed with this brand} 3-5254-a.

mixing mastering from four track cassette

so in the last couple months i've done two projects where the basics were cut on four track cassette.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

at the heart of it all: cotard's

uk's cruel nature is putting out some great music! this one is by at the heart of it all

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

four tracks no waiting

i recently produced a session for an artist where the basics were cut on four track cassette. man, that stuff sounds really good to me. here is a link to one of the tracks.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

so about a month ago i was traveling through southern oregon on a tour

and stopped for coffee in one of those small towns that's off the highway. imagine my delight in seeing in neon "tapes and records" on a shop window. perhaps it was "records and tapes".

Monday, April 8, 2013

the mole people, first warning

the art quotient for this one is through the roof. the music is dark muffled and twisted. my favorite kind of mastering job where it sounds like you are listening through a wet dishtowel.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

gut nose tape

this is a pretty amazing tape. the packaging alone is an extravaganza of sorts. but the music inside is the real treasure.

Monday, March 18, 2013


so i'm on a tour and staying for a couple days with a friend that has a good vinyl collection.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

i started a cassette label for 150 dollars

i started putting out cassettes for a 150 dollar investment. {though you could conceivably do it for near zero.} here's what i did:

Monday, March 11, 2013

cassette gods blog

this blog is great. i turned onto this one several years ago and remain a bit astounded at all the cool music they keep writing about.

Monday, March 4, 2013


food pyramid. this is a live recording. really cool ambient music. every now and then i get ahold of something i really like in this neighborhood, and this one is it. after many repeated listenings, it's even better than i initially thought.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

review of the garden, everything is perfect, on burger

this tape was super fun to play over and over. it was a cool experience, because the first time through, i couldn't "get" it.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

the principle reason you should get your hands on an old tape deck

this should be reason enough for any true music fan to scrounge up an old working cassette deck: there is an incredible amount of new, great, interesting music, that's only coming out on tape. that's it. you can stop reading this now.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

review of beaunoise, you never close your lips when i kiss your eyes

this tape is 100% right on. i don't really have a grading system, but if i did, this would be the big wazoo.  killer all the way through. highly recommended.