Welcome to the birth of Cassette Gods!
It should be obvious, this is a webzine we
created to put cassette releases and the format of cassette itself on a
pedestal. We are not doing this to be some sort of cassette snob, more-DIY-than-thou
elitists or anything. We are doing it because all the formats that sound can be
presented on are exciting and provide unique ways of shaping the listeners
experience... so it is a shame that any one of these formats would fall by the
wayside. Cassettes provide a listening experience that is similar to vinyl
because of the intermission/moment of pause created by changing sides of the
tape, but can be of almost any length between 30 seconds a side to an hour.
Tapes can also be listened to in a car or while jogging.
While today this format helps keep the home label alive, its almost a dream to remember that once every musician from Michael Jackson to REM had their releases on cassette. Cassettes were a legitimate format, not just for the DIY underground. Maybe we (thats you too) are the last guardians of this format. Maybe someone, someday will popularize cassettes again. In the meantime we keep the reels turning. A little offering because at least there are a few of that know there is more than one god of this land.
- Brian Miller
very special thanks to Eline/Zeloot for making all the illustrations for this site. her work can be found at http://zeloot.nl.