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Tape Rape Records
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This is a sub-label of Ambolthue Records that focuses on harsh noise & the noise-tape underground. All releases will be limited, but it could be everything from 1 copy to 10.000.

The whole project started when the good name of "Tape Rape" first popped up in my head. First it was only planned to be used on the Tape Rape music project, but since I for a long time had thought about starting a pure tape label (don't ask me why the first release was a CDR), I decided to use the name for the label too.
The reason why I wanted to start a tape-label was because I finally had found a WalkMan, and had started to go through all my tapes. I've always been a format-guy, and there's something about tapes that are hard to describe why is so attractive. It's probably the nostalgia around it, the tape underground in the 80's and 90's, and just that they looks so damn nice. But tapes also have it's own unique sound, which especially works with noise music. It's got a warmth and a feeling to it which I haven't heard in any other formats. But the main reason is because it's tapes!!!
The first release was of course an album with Tape Rape, and is probably the most lo-fi noise release ever to see the light of day on Tape Rape Records. It's been a few new releases once in a while, but as I'm focusing on getting everything just right, and tapes takes a little more money and time to make than CDR's I can't just flood the market. But believe me, there's plenty of good upcomings on the list all the time, but most is not annonsed before it comes.

I'm welcome to take demos, but please be patient as I really don't have too much time on my hand to listen first to all the first day it arrives. Everything will be checked out, and you'll get feedback. But if you're sending demos please do send it physically through snail mail, and it's better to contact me by e-mail and ask me questions if you're not sure if what you have is what I seek.

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