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A rescued recording of Ossia’s cassette-set in Berlin DIY venue ‘West Germany’ in late 2019 –

Last year, around the time of Yao Bobby & Simon Grab’s debut release on Ossia’s LAVALAVA Records, Ossia & Broshuda decided to put on a night together in Berlin, to create a chance for themselves and dear friends to command the sound for a night of fun and noise, for anyone who wanted to join.

The lineup was made up of live sets from Yao Bobby & Simon Grab & Dhangsha, as well as Broshuda, Kinlaw & Franco Franco, and Wilted Woman (who ended up stuck in NYC, and for whom Sunny Graves from LDN jumped in).

Ossia took care of the first hours of opening with a set consisting strictly of cassettes from his collection, played off two tape decks and thru a delay rack.

This cassette here contains this tape-set (well, the first 100minutes of it) and it comes packaged in the original A2 poster designed by Broshuda.

Naturally running at a different pace and mood than your average DJ set would, this tape contains all the magic stop-start / pick & choose type of vibe you’d hope for in a set made up of cassettes, and ruled by the eclecticism and intrigue of a cassette collection for home enjoyment.

Across 100 minutes, you can hear all sorts of gems, from old Pirate Radio & homemade reggae & dancehall tapes (shouts to Steve Barker for sending a big box of his personal tapes across to RWDFWD HQ a few years back), old NoCorner tape ‘classics’, special DIY editions of Iannis Xenakis and Sonny Sharrock (shouts to Jonny Taylor), an old Ekoplekz radio interview (who remembers that ‘radio & rarities tape’?), a bootleg of Alvin Lucier’s ‘I’m Sitting In A Room’, An old bootlegged FM Einheit tape found in a squat in Hamburg, some grime, electro & bleep stuff – a few Bristol bits from the likes of Bokeh Versions, ATC & FuckPunk – and much more. Oh yeah, there’s even a German-English language learning tape for social situations (perfectly timed at the bar-chat part) in there –

Shortly put, this one’s full of good vibes from a treasured time when we could all squeeze into darkened rooms and enjoy the intrigue of loud sound together –

Edition of 70, because that’s exactly how many posters were left over from the night.
Tape-only.
Original poster design by Broshuda.
Comes with extra orange shell in case you want to put the poster on your wall.

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