Ryan Masteller wrote three reviews.
For staaltape I took care of Ben Roberts – Unit Audio. Ryan writes: “Let’s just say that UNIT AUDIO is freaking cornucopia of found sound, pieced together for maximum weirdness and instant likability. It starts strong and stays strong, continuing on its path toward greatness minute by warped-audio minute. Ever thought you’d hear somebody talk about musique concrète that way?”
While a big monster huricane was on its way to his home on the Atlantic coast of Miami, he found words for Midori Hirano/Kris Limbach – The Last Day on Earth, an other staaltape release: “…hope that someone will read this and seek out this tape before it’s too late, this tape that will then assist them in their passing into the great beyond, whatever comes after Earth. Heed this message in this bottle. Heed all messages in all bottles now, as everything’s an SOS and everything’s a warning.”
About my The Gracious Depression he writes: “Rinus is a master cassette editor, splicing together sound object after sound object until the result, while abstract in form, takes on a believable, living, evolving, and human texture. You can feel yourself living inside it.”
You might want to get one of these tapes some day. Or maybe you won’t. It doesn’t matter. Just keep on visiting concerts, buy tapes or vinyls or books or zines or even Cds from small labels. There is more happening in the margins than you can possibly imagine.