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Beaunoise and the return of Cassettes (really??)

11 Aug

So, the vinyl has always been keen to many audiophiles. The cassette not so much. If I remember it right, these were the tapes that always, broke, gave distorted sound, were reeking with mold if you let them sit in a moist spot for twenty minutes and whatnot. But apparently they’re the latest trend again. This guy, Beaunoise, part of Clive Tanaka’s Orquestra, put out a 100-piece edition of a tape release, which is sold out. The song is available for free in mp3, but as he says on the site

Files have been generated digitally, and lack the saturation and character of tape transfers.

Head over there and get it anyway, seems nice.

Clive Tanaka y su Orquestra – Neu Chicago

11 Aug

Apparently this guy made the rounds sending cassette tapes to blogs. And is being considered for Coachella next year. So says wired at least.

UPDATE: really digging this sound right now. Apparently there is a free download of the album hidden in the site somewhere. Apparently if you go here, you just have to as very nicely and they’ll send you a download link. Check out their site anyway, pretty excellent!