Tapes is a personal-scale act of creative web music technology by Jim Nachlin:
Wherein I share with you some of my prized collection of audio cassettes. I’ve saved many of these cassettes, hoping to someday do something with them. Most haven’t been played in almost ten years. The “something” that I am now doing with them is inflicting them on you, my friends who might happen to look at this web site. I hope that you enjoy them. I hope that you put them on your iPod and listen to them at the gym.
One reason you might check this is out is that it’s creative. Another is that Jim’s a good writer:
This tape was made for me in March of 1993 by my friend Carlos, who used to DJ at the Limelight under the name DJ Tera or DJ Teras. … It’s easy to make fun of it. It’s full of outer space noises, or places where the drum machines drop out and a man says, “It’s getting strange. I can feel it … all around us now”, which one is supposed to take as a drug reference. … But techno is cool. It’s music that sounds like it was made by a lonely dude at a basement, but it’s listened to at parties.