name: when i was young and making music with jennie, we thought up kind of a record label
name to.. well.. stick on our tapes: delirious riot. so that is where the name
comes from, but don't ask me what the intention of it was.. no idea. anyway..
i simply recycled the name for this tape label.
mixtapes: when i was young and had a lot of time, i often made mixtapes for friends containing my current favorite songs of my current favorite bands.
theme mix tapes: after a while, we thought it would be even more interesting and challenging and funny to make mixtapes with a certain theme. and of course that was not only holding for the music, but as well for all the artwork stuff!
label: at a certain point, one of my friends started a lil tape label. now almost half of my friends run something like a label. not that this is a good reason to start a label, but at least it is a good reason to start thinking about starting a label.
theme tape compilation label: putting all above points together.. actually, i had no choice, right?! i believe in a certain creativity that comes free when working under constraints. inspiration in a broad sense was certainly the danish dogma cinema and the idea of "5 obstructions" by lars van trier. also the great idea of the oumupo-series of the ici d'ailleurs label!!! (maybe the last drop of inspiration came from bsbta. they sometimes release theme comps and i took part in it. and i liked it.)
why mixtapes: i believe i don't have to convince you what's so nice about mixtapes.
i mean you made / received mixtapes yourself, didn't you?!
still want to hear some arguments? here you are: mixtapes are perfect for letting friends hear the best of your favorite current songs. the ordering of songs is not unimportant. the created endproduct is a composed new work of art itself. even more when it contains a handmade booklet with fine crafted artwork. mixtapes save music! discovering new bands, you will buy their record. mixtapes are a way of communicating for the music nerd who lacks normal social skills (see high fidelity).
ok. but why tapes: tapes are much more valuable than e.g. cd-r's as they are in a way hand crafted products and recorded in real time. not to be able to easiliy skip a song is rather an advantage, since you have to see a tape as something to listen to as a whole. the long term quality is much better than cd-r's. i rather listen to a 10 year old tape that has some speed troubles and has a bit noise, than to a 5 year old cd-r that skips! (i hate cd-r's for doing that!!!) finally, i like the concept of two sides and i think the size is more friendly for handmade artwork.
flyer for the second tape compilation polyphonal
flyer for the first tape compilation pio pio
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