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The Tape-beatles (aka Public Works) are a multi-media group from Iowa City, IOLloyd Dunn, John Heck, Paul Neff, and Ralph Johnson. Beginning with analog tape recorders, and later expanding to include digital technology and film media, the group has used collage techniques to create works that challenge the notion of intellectual property. Their works make extensive use of materials appropriated from various sources…

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  • I read about this group in the book "cutting across Media" about collage and copyright. They put their music in the public domain to be listened to, so I searched around and found their stuff in the Internet Archive (in HQ). It is great stuff! I especially like The Grand Delusion, but the others are also good.
  • better than the non-tape ones
  • "waves, waves of waves, waves of waves...."
  • °-` http://www.lastfm.de/music/Wir+Affen
  • wtf?
  • check those overdue receipts
  • lol @ RedSK I've been spinning The Tape-beatles' album "Music With Sound" and have come to realize it's brilliance. I would put it right alongside Negativland's best material, and believe it sounds less dated and more satisfying than their most well known album, "The Grand Delusion".
  • tnx fur the link, ott2, ur an angel
  • girl, you dominate my mind for months
  • It's always stuff like this that dominate my mind for months.

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