Hotcha's Calypso Now Label

June 12, 2011

Nick Porsche: New tape “Hit-Breaker”

Filed under: Catalogue — Hotcha @ 5:03 pm

Need I say more about Nick Porsche? I already wrote a review of his gig at Labieu, and we’ve finally got the live recordings together. The cassette will be released in about a week, time we need for mastering and copying the tapes and have the cover printed. Here’s a rough mix of “Doreen” from my Audacity file for pre-listening.

Nick Porsche: Doreen

Just press play

Do not miss to order here from Calypso Now (or buy directly from him at gigs!). His first cassette “Deutsche Hitparade Vega 2000” is still available, and it’s very recommended too. This was his first release with tracks from his Apple notebook archives, quite different from his live sound, so you really should get it. He also has a finished album in the can waiting for CD release, which of course can not be handled by Calypso Now, we really do hold on to analog cassettes… So watch this space for more news about the man!

June 4, 2011

Grindstone Redux

Filed under: Bands — Tags: — Hotcha @ 3:43 am

Grindstone Redux (2009)Just came across a documentary film you can watch for free, Grindstone Redux by Andy Szava-Kovats, the guy behind Data-Bank-A. The movie assembles interviews by american cassette culture activists of the 80’s and gives an impression of the creative power this network set free on a worldwide basis.

I noted with interest the bizarre interiors some of those people live in – I mean, who would hang a prominent Maxell cassettes logo on his wall?

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