About EclectikTronik Found Tapes
The archive, (started in 1985), consists of strangers’ home recordings made via microphone onto tapes found dumped in skips and bins, or left in tape machines found at car boot, attic and jumble sales. These are generally unique one-off recordings, ranging from the banal to the disturbing. A certain enigmatic appeal stems from their not being intended for playback by an ‘audience’; the circumstances of their discovery and acquisition lend them a certain fragility, having been ‘saved’ from being lost forever. They are a unique way of viewing a moment, time or place.
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14r002. This set of tapes appears to have come from a teacher of Religious or social studies.Found: ebay lot.
14r002c. Spoken text: blood
14r002d. Format: quarter track mono, speed 1 7/8 ips. Track 1 classroom recordings: reading out loud. Track 2 has a taped seminar, teaching drama. Includes how to portray ‘the vast’ with a limited number of people. Example given – starvation statistics some aspect of the problem via personal identification processes. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/1kyhm9gpyvbkpjr/14r002d_s1_t1_web.mp3
14r002G. Side 1 : taped discussion about staging some drama. Mr Gilmour disagreeing with Chaplin. Side 2: Testing of machine, then viewpoints on foxhunting and cheating.
14r003. A large eBay lot, nearly all of which contained mic recordings. There is a heavy religious influence to most of the recordings, many of which were made in Bottisham, Cambridge.
Format: quarter track mono, speed 7.5ips, 7 inch reel. Content: The spoken announcement identifies the artist as Dale Rogers of Bottisam, cambridge. home recorded songs (vocal and guitar accopaniment). Appears to be a dub of later tapes in this series.
14R003C. More songs. Acompanied by a track list:
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14r003f. Home recorded music making. Tape starts with some vocal tests, then acoustic guitar accompaniment . Song: ‘love easy game to play’. Evidence of overdubbing, track bouncing / sound on sound. The musician speaking here is not that of Dale, on the other tapes in the series.
14r003g. Starts with test of mic, then distant recording of children playing outside.
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14r003k. The Crucifixion/The Fisherman. Edited production. With organ accompaniment. Holy Trinity Church Bottisham. Presumably another Dale Rogers tape.
14r003n rainbow music card
14r003n. Organ/church service. Box contained a card from Rainbow music publishing of Bottisham. Connection with Rainbow choir on tape 003e?
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14r003o. Content: Mr Illsley of Waterbeach Cambs (Mrs Hadley’s brother) phone call to Dr John (Darsham). Themes discussed: Mts Hadley’s well being, and Mr Illsley’s concerns her husband’s drinking habits. The call ends with an agreement to meet and continue talking in person in the near future. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/6svd4azd668dzrr/14r003o_web.mp3
14r003q. Tape of a sermon, sent, presumably to Derek by a friend who came across it in 1994.
14r003r. Format: quarter track mono, speed 3.75ips, 5 inch reel. Recording of what seems to be a French au-pair talking about her time in the UK. Somewhat reticent and halting, prompted by a man (Dale?) in the background. She says she struggles with some of the accents (tape voices seem to have Nottingham accent) and has seen York and a few other places. Followed by children horseplay and singing. Last section has child singing in french superimposed on some other recordings. More songs follow – nursery rhymes and clapping Song. Later a growling dog is recorded. Mentioned: Simon, Christopher. Side 2 has more voice recordings superimposed over the Top 20 (Blue Mink and others). Read by Doreen Baker of Montague Crescent , Nottingham. Sister Louise. School Corpus christi. And a boy reading out alphabet codes.Track 2 and some Pick of the Pops music taped off radio (private number; 1-2-3 o’Leary…) dating tape to 1968. Brian (“what the friggin’ ell was that”?) then does some test recordings. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/d6yyera83a166ay/14r003r_s1_t1_web.mp3
14r003s Recordings from TV in German with running English translation. Theme: Victim testimonials (Nazi persecution).
14r003t. Format: 2-spur stereo, 19 cm/s, 8cm Spule. Les Papillons: “Die Zeit laüft fort”. Prod. Seiter. Aufnahme: 1969-1973?. Mit Diapositiv-Fotos.
14r003u. 3 inch spool. Content: distant recordings of children playing.
14r003v. Beatles recorded via radio with some conversation audible in background. End of side has Moira talking to parents. Side 2: recital of Wordsworth, Moonlight sonata attempts on piano ending in frustration.
14r004. Format: half track mono, 3.75 ips, 5 .75” reel. Found on Philips N4302 recorder from ebay. Testing ‘Paul is a c*nt” Estimated date of recording: after 1974 (taped over Wings’ Band on the run’).
14r005a. Format: quarter track mono, 5 inch spool, 3.75 ips. Found; Uk vintage forum submission. Content: Top 50 charts with voice over . Estimated date of recording 1979.
14r005b. Content: religious service.
14r006a. Formato: mono, media pista, 9,5cm/s. Encontrado: en Phlips EL 3553 , Rastro, madrid. Contenido: Cuidando la duquesa.
14r006b. Fragmento ‘parezco tonta’.
14r006c. Grabaciones niños para Papa en Londres. Con Jose, Consuelo.
14r006d. ‘Aqui todos los discos de Manolo Escobar’.
14r006e. Erica y Pilar graba una carta a Mº Jesus en Alemania. Grabación hecha en Swindon, UK. Una factura indica que la cinta comprada en Putney , Oct 1968.
14r007. Formato: mono, 4 pistas, 19 cm/s. Encontrado: aparato Philips N4420, tienda segunda mano, Legazpi, Madrid. Contenido: grabaciones con micro probando aparato.
14r008. Gefunden: ebay.de. Sprachlaborbänder Studentenrekorder Revox A88. Bandgeschwindingkeit 9,5 und 19 cm/s. 2-Spur, 18 cm Spule.
14r008a. Einhalt: English modal verb/comparative drills.
14r008b. Einhalt: Listening texten ‘Waffle house’. 9:00: Student –Aufnahmen.