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KASSETTENKOPF

Kassettenkopf was something I started back in the summer of 2007.

From the blog description:

MIXTAPES ARE COMPOSED SPONTANEOUSLY, USUALLY IN ONE NIGHT, DECORATED, AND LEFT IN PUBLIC PLACES IN THE HOPE THAT SOMEONE WILL FIND THEM AND LISTEN TO THEM.

The blog recorded the exact time and place where each tape was left (and the blog address was written on each tape, 3 times).

I managed roughly one-per-month for 11 months (last one was August 2008), and then never made the commemorative 1-year-Anniversary tape which I had planned with such enthusiasm – due to laziness and technical constraints. But mostly laziness.

The tapes I composed got gradually more abstract – at first they were fairly straightforward mixtapes, with clips from films, youtube or other found tapes thrown in among the tracks, but the full songs became fewer and further between, until I was probably on the cusp of actually “composing” my own stuff. Then I got lazy.

So I would like to start Kassettenkopf again. Probably not for another few months… but it strikes me as the ultimate form of elitist music; recorded only once, onto a cassette, and not even sold – you have to get down on your hands and knees on a filthy street in Dublin to find that uber-rare recording. Could be fun.

2 responses

  1. That is a great idea. Maybe you could do it with CDs too, as less people have tapes nowadays.And thx for sliding a neg with the next one 🙂

    January 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

  2. V Landon

    Awesome idea, how exciting would it be to find one?! you have to do this, and I’ll definitely start looking for them!!

    January 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

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