Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crowdfunded Documentary About Cassette Tapes Needs Pledges To Hit Goal

UPDATE: Taylor and Smoot's Kickstarter campaign has come and gone. They have successfully collected the 25K they requested and will go ahead with the completion of their documentary. I'm quite surprised that they hit their target, since they were sitting at 10K the day before their deadline. Congrats and we'll keep you posted as more details become available. 

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Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot are looking to release a cool documentary about everybody's old school music consumption medium of choice: the cassette tape. If you're like me, you lived and died by tapes back in the day, recording that new hot track from your fave radio station and switching on the Dolby noise reduction on your boombox.

From Taylor and Smoot's Kickstarter page describing the project:

As recorded sound continues its love affair with the downloadable, ethereal digital file, the tangible artefact is quickly becoming a thing of the past. 

Help us celebrate the A Side, the B Side, the mixtape, and the whole of cassette culture by supporting Cassette: A Documentary. We'll look at all parts of popular culture influenced by the cassette, including hip-hop and B-Boy culture, indie rock, home recording, and beyond.

Funding platform Kickstarter is a great tool for artists to solicit cash needed to complete their vision. If you dig Taylor and Smoot's idea for this doc, head on over to their Kickstarter page and get your generosity on.

Need a little more convincing? Here's the trailer for Cassette: A Documentary.



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