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That's a wrap - CSD 2018


The curtain came down on this years Cassette Store Day (CSD) on the 13th of October and yet again the CSD Team did the audio cassette tape absolute justice. We had the immense pleasure of working with a number of individuals and labels to get their releases ready for CSD. In doing so it exposed us again to the high level of commitment that those individuals and labels have to the cassette and its enduring ability to get their sounds into the hands & ears of the waiting public. Due praise also to the record stores that gave their support and the individuals that put together the CSD events that took place around the UK during the day and well into the evening.

We wanted to mention Analogue Electronic Whatever (on Twitter @AewAnalogue) who had the ultimate Cassette Store Day experience really...they collected their cassettes from us, got to see some of our duplication equipment, then went and stocked up three record stores in three different towns with their release...all on the same day! - epic CSD commitment.

Here's another recap of the official CSD announced UK releases that were made available for the day itself...

(artist/release/label)

  • Absinth3 – Retropolis Time (Time Slave Recordings)

  • Acid Tongue – Ordinary People (Freakout Records)

  • Barfoot – A Thin Place Between Worlds (Canigou Records)

  • Casper Heyzeus – Goblin Boy (Ice Cream For Crow)

  • Der Petunienmann von Metaluna Vier – Magnetbandaufzeichnung (Bellerophon Records)

  • Don Pierre – In Orbit (Obi Records)

  • Don't Try – Jesus Was A F*cking Junkie (Buzzhowl Records)

  • Emile's Telegraphic Transmission Device – Lost In The Ether (I/O Records)

  • Factory Acts – Are You the Singer? (AnalogueTrash)

  • Family Selection Box – Confetti (Bingo Records)

  • Fat Earthers – Three Chords and The Truth EP (Brutalist Records)

  • Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Freddy Boy Paraz – Native Grooves "Groove With The Natives" (Modern Ancient Production/Island Roots On Wax)

  • Futurecop! – Fairy Tales (Time Slave Recordings)

  • Giant Boys – Clap Your Hands EP (Better Looking Twin)

  • Ghost Car/Los Bitchos – No Love For Me/Panther (Blak Hand Records)

  • Goteki – Triptych (AnalogueTrash)

  • Halcyon Dreams –Taschenbediener (Halcyon Dreams)

  • Hexenkraft – The Abyssal Saga (Time Slave Recordings)

  • High/Low & Spun – Split EP (Instereo Records)

  • Honey Hahs – Dear Someone, Happy Something (Rough Trade Records)

  • J. Lynch – Extended Play (Armellodie)

  • James Lloyd Smith – Wild (Kissability)

  • Keshco – Never Eject (Keshcology)

  • Krueger – An Age of Riots (Lavender Sweep Records)

  • Lola Disco – Summer Body (My Pet Flamingo)

  • Max Blansjaar – Spit It Out! (Beanie Tapes)

  • MJ Hibbett & The Validators – 20 Golden Grates (Artists Against Success)

  • Metal Disco – Vade Mecum (Detonic Recordings)

  • Mt. Doubt – This Must Mean Something Awful (Scottish Fiction)

  • Ova – Godless (First Light)

  • Shukhov – Atavism (Spomenik Tapes)

  • Shanghai Beach – Recontaminated (AnalogueTrash)

  • She Makes War – Brace For Impact (My Big Sister Recordings)

  • SIDCA – Jizz Crate (Sharted Jeggings)

  • Spare Snare – Sounds (Chute Records)

  • Spill Gold – Spill Gold (Beacon Sound)

  • Stefan Bachmeier – The Infernal Machine (Spun Out Of Control)

  • Street Cleaner – Hardware|Heatwave (Time Slave Recordings)

  • Synchro//Start – See You! ファンタジーガール (My Pet Flamingo)

  • Taurus 1984 – Lost in Time (Lavender Sweep Records)

  • The Carbon Manual – The Carbon Manual (Lavender Sweep Records)

  • The Elation – Clickbait (Top6)

  • The Frixion – Magic (AnalogueTrash)

  • The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightning, Strike (Memphis Industries)

  • The Kennedy Soundtrack – A Tale of 2 Cities (Lavender Sweep Records)

  • Timeshare 94’ – Malibu Condos v2.0 (My Pet Flamingo)

  • Various Artists – Continuous Play (Beanie Tapes)

  • Various Artists – Tutto Tango (Continuo Records)

  • Various Artists – Disintegrated Stem Cells (Disintegration State)

  • Various Artists – The Finspång Sound Vol.1 – Genesis (92-94) (Kronofonika)

  • Various Artists – Minimum Records Sampler (Minimum Records)

  • Various Artists – Flamingo Funk Vol.1 (My Pet Flamingo)

  • Various Artists – The Music Will Save Us Vol. 1 (Sad Club Records)

  • Waterfront Dining – In Fall (My Pet Flamingo)

  • Zombie Picnic – Rise of a New Ideology: Bonus Tracks (Golden Shred Records)

You should find that a number of these releases may still be available in your local record shop (check the CSD website to see which retailers took part and drop them a call) and a number of them are also available still on sites such as Bandcamp.

Aside from the sounds, its also worth noting the amount effort by the individuals and labels that had CSD releases, into the finished look of their cassettes. Just look at some of these...

The Infernal Machine from Spun Out of Control

Flamingo Funk Vol.1 from My Pet Flamingo

Retropolis from Time Slave Recordings

As a celebration of the cassette goes Cassette Store Day is the go to event each year as Record Store Day is to vinyl. What the two events share is , both are all about a physical format and both are as much about the music as they are about the format. Because the people that step out on these two respective days each year are indeed looking to embrace both the music and the format. The thrill of the chase to get a copy of something you really want or the elation and satisfaction of being surprised by something you've never heard before, but end up loving and playing it over and over again. There's the essence and spirit of the day...so well done Cassette Store Day for another year and another job well done...see you in 2019.

We'll catch up with you again Novemeber :)


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