Director Jonathan Chong of Dropbear recommissions 240 audio cassettes, 1700m of video tape, 108 floppy discs and an old Walkman in a stop motion video for Australian DJ Opiuo’s Quack Fat (from the album Meraki).
Proper old school.
Making-of featurette here.
From Steve Vistaunet’s Pinterest – a sample of many, many examples of hand-decorated cassette spines from the golden era of the mixtape.
What do you mean ‘what’s a mixtape?’
Ask your dad.
Brighton-based composers Ithaca Audio celebrate 50 years of the cassette tape with a rather good 16-track live mashup performed on a 23 year-old Tascam 1-inch reel-to-reel tape machine.
You can download the mix for free from their Facebook page.
Directed by Joe Marshall and Yibi Hu at M-I-E animation in London, who sez:
Lamenting the demise of the audio cassette, we at M-I-E, thought it would be nice to try and find a fitting tribute to its faded glory. ‘Jammed’ is the story of a bold, heroic, Viewmaster robot, venturing into an unknown world to save an unknown soul.