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This Documentary Unveils The Appeal Of Cassette Culture

Cassettes have made a comeback. Here’s why.

From Opal Tapes to Northern Electronics, some of the best underground labels release music on cassette. The admittedly niche format is currently enjoying a popular DIY resurgence due to its distinct sound quality, speed of production and tactile physicality. If that seems unlikely, then maybe you should bring yourself up to speed. Vinyl Factory has a new short documentary that explores the appeal of the phenomenon with a specific focus on why avant-garde and experimental labels have adopted tapes at a time when the choice to go digital seems more compelling than ever. Watch it below.


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