Published Jul 11, 2013While many abandoned the analog cassette in the wake of the CD-R or digital music player, a new documentary titled simply Cassette: A Documentary is set to explore the world of analog hiss, the hip-hop mixtape circuit and the aging medium's current role in the underground music scene.
Filmmakers Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot started the project in 2011, and by January 2012 they had raised $25,000 on Kickstarter to help fund the project. The movie's website notes that Cassette should be completed later this year and released sometime in 2014.
Described as "a feature-length documentary detailing the history and importance of the audiocassette," the film includes interviews with the likes Henry Rollins, Daniel Johnston, Mike Watt, Ian MacKaye, the owners of tape hub Burger Records and more.
You can check out those luminaries and more talk about the rise and fall and rise of the analog tape in a trailer for the film down below.