Cassette Cultures: The Past and Present of a Musical Icon

Category: Book
Text By: Komurki, John Z.
Subject:  DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Illustration
  MUSIC / General
  MUSIC / Recording & Reproduction
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Braun Publishing
Published: July 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.25in x 6.25in x 0.00in
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From The Publisher*From videos by Frank Ocean to the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, tapes have become increasingly prominent in cinema, advertising, and, of course, the music industry. And as tape sales in the US grew by 74 percent last year, it is time to address past, present and future of the "Compact Cassette" as icon of popular culture. New generations of individuals, record labels and DIY communities are rediscovering its unique characteristics, adapting them to a contemporary context. In the age of soulless MP3s and similar digital formats there is a real appreciation for the physical qualities of an item that can be collected, exchanged and individually designed. This volume covers themes such as recording and design, "distro" as distribution source, interviews and provides a step-by-step manual to conducting own tape experiments.