Tapes volume 3 available to download by ash

In all its slightly-late but slight-awesome glory, Tv3 has arrived.
Go here to put it in your eyes and ears: http://www.tapes-online.co.uk

Tapes 2 zine, get it now! by ash

The zine is now available, click here to download it
it features work from;
luke drozd
sarah abbott
cameron steward
stuart fear
ash mann


tapes volume 1 now available by ash

listen to the podcast here http://tapes.jellycast.com/node/2/m3u
zine is downloadable via this link ZINE

Clarity by ash
February 18, 2009, 1:12 pm
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This should hopefully clear a few things up on how we’re planning to conduct ourselves:


The plan with the music side of things is to make things interesting by requiring the bands/artists to simplify their music, we aren’t quite going to ‘mtv unplugged’ territory but the space in which we record (Cam’s sexy basement…not a euphemism) means there are certain constraints we have to work within, and we’ve decided to embrace them wholeheartedly rather than try to claim we’ve got a full, orchestra-ready recording space. We reckon it should produce some interesting and cool results. Basically the output should sit somewhere between a gig, a rehearsal and an acoustic performance. Clear? Good.


As of now the art side of things is an open brief, we might change this but we’ll see how things progress. The reasoning is that keeping things open should result in cooler…results.

THE PLAN by ash
January 29, 2009, 4:12 pm
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Our initial output is web-based, in reality that’d be a monthly 30 minute podcast and pdf mail-out (mini-zine-stylee).

Each month we record 5 tracks by 5 different artists, we also get 5 different pieces of art/illustration/design/drawing done by 5 different artists.

The podcast is then made up of us playing the 5 music tracks, we will also do a quick piece with each of the artists talking about their art. It’ll also feature a bit of us chatting and an interview with one or more of the bands.

The art is compiled into a sexy pdf and mailed out to those who sign up, it’s also available to download via the website, as are the separate music tracks (hopefully with a little video for each) and the little audio pieces with each artist.

After we have done a few of these podcasts (probably about 3 or 4) we would pick a select few, say 5 -8, tracks and some of the art and put together a cd and some kind of printed publication for release.

All these exciting goodies would then be showcased at a gig/exhibition somewhere suitably trendy.

It’s super- as the artists and musicians would have an opportunity to sell their prints or music or clothing at the exhibition, which you don’t really get when it’s only a zine or podcast.

If you are an artist or musician/band who is interested in getting involved then please send us an email: ash@tapes-online.co.uk. Ace!