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Cassette Tape Screen Print


This screen print was the forth one ever created by Rhetorical Factory

A tape cassette speaks perfectly to the theme of Simple Mechanics as well as our philosophy

  • A tape is an actual physical record of sounds created in one place and time, subject to the physical world.
  • The invention of the cassette took the art form of music to a whole new level by making it shareable and portable.
  • When we play a cassette, we become a true audience. Forced to slow down and listen to an album or compilation in the order it was intended.
  • The concept of a mixed tape started with the cassette, transforming modern romance and deepening friendships!

This cassette, Electric Sixties is one of my favorites to listen to in my Subaru, which does not have a CD player. I love "Born to Be Wild" and all the other uplifting nostalgic tunes.

There are several bands I would never have grown to love if it weren't for them playing over and over in my neglect to simply change the tape. I sometimes think that listening to any album over and over again will result in a craving for and deep appreciation of the music, even if it's the most immature conglomeration of sounds.

I try to test this theory when I've got the patience, and have a lot of music left to explore!

 Photo by Morgan Ford

 

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