Compilation tapes in my history were tapes with titles as “smell of the end of summer”, often given to me by boyfriends,in any case mostly by men. Which advantages has the mix-tape for you, and which personal tradition in life?
Robert: I made mixtapes since my adolescence. Mostly I made genre tapes because there are many records that just have one or two excellent songs on them. The album as a whole might be unlistenable. So you compile all the brilliant songs you wanna listen to, like a condensed collection of atmosphere generating elements. Very often I copied these tapes for friends to share the music I liked, and they did so as well. It was like an analogue form of peer2peer filesharing. I made tapes for girls I liked too, but normally I didn’t give tapes with a certain message. I considered a tape with music I liked a sign of affection anyway. Of course you think too about what the person could prefer, but mostly within what I felt music-wise at that moment anyway. This is valid for all people I gave tapes to, I think. Often I take a lot of time to make a mixtape and put a lot of consideration into the design of the cover. These tapes I copied and gave them to my friends, and they did so too. Some people