03 October, 2011

Cassette Revival?

Cassette Revival?

I case you do not know. the humble cassette is miraculously creating a niche for its survival.

Apparently, the pop music underground and indie groups employ the medium for cheap production of their music. In NYC, where there is a large music industry and aspiring musicians are on every street corner and subway platform, it is a common sight to see street musicians selling their own cassettes. I have even bought one before!

In depth articles:

Stereophile, USA Today, Boston Globe, Guardian, LA Times

Lastly, an over-serious cultural examination:

Pop Matters

All the news has me thinking of restoring my Tascam 122 MkII (suffering from some pitch instability) for occasional fun.

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