Cassette Electrik Heart Darts

January 23, 2010

You will of course have watched last week’s World Darts Championship coverage on the BBC. Therefore you will have noticed they used the song Friend or Foe (by my band Cassette Electrik) on their ‘Friend or Foe’ segment:

Next stop: soundtracking curling @ the Vancouver Winter Olympics


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I like Brian Eno

January 23, 2010

I hope we all watched the Brian Eno documentaries last night?

This bit particularly struck me:

“Kids now, they seem to have very little of the snobbery about music I had, and the downside of that is that it doesn’t play a kind of ideological part in their lives. It is slightly surprising to realise that something that had enormous meaning for you doesn’t have so much meaning for them. It’s just that the currency is devalued in some way. So what I look out for is: what does that for them now? Because I assume there’s always  a currency through which people are communicating with one another. So they do pass music around and they appear to love music, but what they really seem to like is the communal experiences that music can give rise to. So what they really like is going to festivals, what they really like is exchanging music on Facebook, not for the music, but for the fact of exchange, the communication.”

Spot on. It’s obvious when he puts it like that – people don’t care about the art of music, they just love swapping the tokens of culture. Rather brilliantly, they showed crowds of sheep people worshipping Coldplay at a festival as the above quote was spoken.

In fact, I can only think Eno producing Coldlay’s last album was some kind of arch joke, cos as we all know Chris Martin is a knob


Cassette gig next Friday: Purple Turtle, Camden

January 22, 2010

Friday 29th January, Purple Turtle

(yes, they spelt our name wrong…)

Doors open at 7pm, and we’re on second so I guess we might be on around 8:30…better get there at 8pm to be on the safe side!

KAREL FIALKA
MECHANICAL CABARET
THE MODERN
CASSETTE ELECTRIK
CULT WITH NO NAME

Karel Fialka had hits in the 80’s with songs like ‘Hey Matthew’, and this is his first UK gig for  a long time. Should be interesting.

More details from the Flag Promotions site

Advance tickets from us for £6 – send an email to info@cassette-electrik.net and reserve them with us (pay us on the day!)

Look forward to seeing you there!