The Death of Tape

Well, at least the death of the creator of the cassette tape: Lou Ottens recently passed away. Which got me thinking about needing to digitize those few cassettes I have left. No, not the ones you can still buy vinyl for or CD’s, but home recordings. But then that got me thinking about how old tape disintegrates with each pass over the magnetic heads and that led me to a piece of music that sometimes feels too much like real life – The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski. This one will put you in a (maybe not so good) reflective state.

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