Cassette tape revival

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  1. lurker

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    Do u buy cassette tapes? What do u think of the sort of revival of cassettes as of late? Ltd releases etc. I always loved the packing aspect like vinyl.
     
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    I've bought a few Daniel Higgs cassettes in the last year or so; honestly, I think it's gimmicky.
    I buy them, either rip them to mp3 or redeem the download link, then store them.
     
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    Mike Williams from EyeHateGod gave me a cassette last Friday.

    It is for his side project The Guilt Of...

    Crazy packaging - an oversized envelope silkscreened, a silkscreened patch, and the cassette.

    Right now, I have no way of playing it...

    I have been noticing lots of small labels are selling cassettes.
     
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    i think it is awesome! i love playing cassettes, both for the sound and the nostalgia of taking me back to how i listened to music as a kid. there is something lost in mp3s besides the obvious fidelity issues. i just enjoy the tactile/physical experience of putting on a record or playing a tape, rewinding/fast-forwarding and all that good stuff.

    also, high quality tape decks can be had for pennies these days. i scored a high-end kenwood dual deck from goodwill for 5 bucks, then had an even nicer technics deck given to me for free at work because it was getting thrown out.

    anyways, i love tapes and actually have a new one coming out very soon. i sometimes record beats from my samplers straight to four-track tape, so releasing those on cassette just makes sense. i like the idea of posting mp3 downloads for free for people to listen to on their computers, iphones, and/or burn to cd... then offering a tape to purchase for those that are interested in a physical copy.
     
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    I enjoy finding old tapes at yardsales and thrift stores but I doubt I would buy any new tapes unless its something I really want. My 81 vw rabbit still has the working cassette player and thats really the only time I listen to them and I love it.
     
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    I'd like to see a reel-to-reel revival.
     
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    That would be rad. Then I could dust off my old reel to reel Walkman.
     
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    One summer I found a copy of Hate Your Friends by the Lemonheads for .25 cents at a yard sale. Played it non-stop in our '88 Chrysler Leberon (or as we called it Le Beer run) convertible. Turned out to be the best summer ever…
     
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    How'd I miss this thread? I don't really buy CDs anymore unless it's some sort of limited edition or a demo or whatever. Vinyls come first, then tapes. I've only got a small tape collection right now, about fifteen or so, but all of it is recent black and doom metal.
     
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    Banshee, Do you have any LLN tapes?
     
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    No LLN, just a lot of recent atmospheric black metal and some other stuff throw in -- Alda, Lake of Blood, Wolves in the Throne Room, Ash Borer, Fell Voices, Dispirit, Ruin Lust, Shaidar Logoth, Megaton Leviathan...
     
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    8-track

    But, back on (4) track, my Dad had a big-ass reel to reel for his quadraphonic set-up. I remember you could jack the speed up & make some killer tapes.
     
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    My car only has a tape player, so I always appreciate cassettes. Plus no skipping, you gotta sit through it or be prepared to cut off intros due to fast forward.
     
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    I actually do a cassette only record label. I just released a tape by a band called Sectarian Violence. I'll be going on tour with them, but the leftover tapes will go online after tour. http://blog.bleedingedges.net
     
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    I just got a 94 Camry so it only has a cassette player. Most of the old dj mixes I like are in cassette form BUT I've been digitizing them slowly to preserve them forever. I just live in fear of some of these 20-25 year old tapes snapping due to age. Actually they do last it seems but I'm not taking chances. I did bring more old cassettes of band demo stuff I did in the late 80's to listen to when I went home last week. LOL, it's naive and awful- but fun.
     
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    Recordings made on devices such as the Tascam are always a unique listening experience. For all it's faults, magnetic tape maintains a special place in my heart.
     
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    I remember the days that unwound tape entrails would litter the freeways like roadkill.

    Apparently there's good money to be made on ebay from pure metal-coated tape.
     
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    I'm not sure of a revival but I recently bought Paul's Boutique. I wanted to display it in class and for obvious nostalgic reasons.
     
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    Just noticed this thread.
    Ya, it's a strange revival. As long as they are inexpensive and indi releases I'm AOK with them and have purchased maybe 20 releases in the last year.
    I find it funny when something gets a vinyl release and then gets put out on tape as well. I think cassettes make a great way to get something out there and then maybe re-release on LP if the interest is there, but the other way around doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
    And ya, somehow I also find them aesthetically quite pleasing.
     
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    Just got my Flowers of St. Francis tape #2 in the mail yesterday. Haven't listened to it just yet...

    But while on the topic, it's been a while since I've bought any tapes (the aforementioned is a subscription series) and just saw the news about this, so figured why not -- <a class=\"postlink\" href=\"http://nachtmystium.bigcartel.com/product/nachtmystium-live-onslaught-tape\" onclick=\"window.open(this.href);return false;\">http://nachtmystium.bigcartel.com/produ ... aught-tape</a>

    Black metal / Nachtmystium fans better jump on that one quick. At only $11 shipped, it won't last long at all, I'm sure.
     
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    I got back to cassette tapes because of some Black Metal and noise bands... They'd just publish
    tapes and vinyl.
     
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    The latest issue of The Believer magazine's come bundled with a cassette tape comp. Hipsters ;)
     
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    This thread reminded me of the pic I just found of R. Stevie Moore
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    fueling soundtrack obsession via vinyl records and channeling into cassette hoarding. i like the cassette format just as much as vinyl, have a walkman and use it, as well as a tape only boombox.
     

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