Kubus Kassettes

Kubus Kassettes

Profile:
Kubus Kassettes (sometimes also called Kubus Cassettes or Kubus-Kassettes) was a Dutch cassette label, founded in 1980 by Rob Smit. Rob himself was musically responsible for several releases (sometimes under his own name, sometimes under various guises), but he also published music from other people, such as Act Of God, Pain and Enno Velthuys. Many of the releases of Kubus are quite ambient and abstract, but also industrial music, soundscapes, objets trouvées and even mainstream rock were released through Kubus.

At the end of 1981, Rob's activities had expanded to an electronic music studio, distribution channel of underground music on cassette, music courses, a cassette shop and the label itself. He started to use the name Kubus-Kommunikaties (or Kubus-Communicaties) for all these activities. From the beginning of 1982 he also introduced a more uniform sleeve design concept and he reissued the early releases (KK 001 to KK 006) in this new sleeve concept. By then he used the label name Kubus-Kommunikaties for the cassette releases as well, but later on he returned using Kubus Kassettes again (with the addition that it was a subdivsion of Kubus-Kommunikaties).

To make things even more complicated the last cassettes (from 1984 on) were released partly under the label name Kubus Cassettes (mentioned on the sleeve but on the sticker on the cassette itself the name Kubus Kassettes was still being used) and the first one was previously released under the name Q-bus Kassettes. However, for the sake of consistency, all cassette releases are indexed under Kubus Kassettes.

In 1984 Rob decided that he could not make a living out of music any more, and started a career in journalism. He worked as a music journalist, videogames journalist, technology journalist and science journalist respectively. During his writing career he kept selling stuff by mailorder / online (music, books, videogames) as a secondary activity, culminating in his current Discogs store (for link see below).
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Contact Info:
robsmitleiden@gmail.com
Sites:
[l109753]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
11C Try Anything Once!!!  album cover Love Choir Try Anything Once!!!(Cass, Num, C46) Decay Int. 11C Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
KC 05 Phobos  album cover Trumpetto Phobos(Cass, Album) Kubus Kassettes KC 05 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 001 Daar Zijn Leuke Liedjes  album cover De Kroonluchters Daar Zijn Leuke Liedjes KK 001 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
KK 002 Het Winnifred-komplex  album cover Het Winnifred-komplex Het Winnifred-komplex KK 002 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
KK 003 Leven Na De Bollen  album cover Transcendent 2000 Leven Na De Bollen KK 003 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
KK 004 Metaal  album cover Rob Smit Metaal (Album) KK 004 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
KK 005 Vertraag-De Tijd  album cover Harbert van der Kaap Vertraag-De Tijd (Album) KK 005 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
KK 006 Er Is Geen Brug  album cover Hot Poop (2) Er Is Geen Brug KK 006 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
KK 007 Egotrip  album cover Mark Van Kempen Egotrip(Cass, Album, C60) Kubus Kassettes KK 007 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 008 I=R3: De Muziek Van De Verwondering  album cover Various I=R3: De Muziek Van De Verwondering(Cass, C60) Kubus Kassettes KK 008 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 009 Digit 1: Storing Program. Ready  album cover Rob Smit Digit 1: Storing Program. Ready(Cass, C20) Kubus Kassettes KK 009 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 010 Digit 2: New Acoustic Order  album cover Rob Smit, E. Roessen Rob Smit, E. Roessen - Digit 2: New Acoustic Order(Cass, C20) Kubus Kassettes KK 010 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 011 Digit 3: Dig It  album cover Rob Smit, Harbert van der Kaap Rob Smit, Harbert van der Kaap - Digit 3: Dig It(Cass, C20) Kubus Kassettes KK 011 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 012 Digit 4: Kontakt !  album cover Ron Konings Digit 4: Kontakt !(Cass, C20) Kubus Kassettes KK 012 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 013 Pain  album cover Pain (11) Pain(Cass) Kubus Kassettes KK 013 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
KK 014 De Wereld Voorbij  album cover De Kroonluchters De Wereld Voorbij(Cass) Kubus Kassettes KK 014 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
KK 015 Deze Hoofden Praten  album cover Rik van Boeckel Deze Hoofden Praten(Cass, Album) Kubus Kassettes KK 015 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
KK 016 Zwartwit / De Apostelen Der Liefde  album cover Mark Van Kempen Zwartwit / De Apostelen Der Liefde(Cass, C46) Kubus Kassettes KK 016 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
KK 017 Raakvlakken  album cover Rob Smit Raakvlakken(Cass, C46) Kubus Kassettes KK 017 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 018 Kringloop  album cover Act Of God Kringloop(Cass, C15) Kubus Kassettes KK 018 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
KK 020 Ontmoeting  album cover Enno Velthuys Ontmoeting(Cass, Album, C46) Kubus Kassettes KK 020 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
KK 021 De Avonturen Van Rik Van Boeckel - Hé, Hé, Wat Moet Dat?  album cover Rik van Boeckel De Avonturen Van Rik Van Boeckel - Hé, Hé, Wat Moet Dat?(Cass, C30) Kubus Kassettes KK 021 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
KK 023 Landscapes In Thin Air  album cover Enno Velthuys Landscapes In Thin Air(Cass, C60) Kubus Kassettes, Exart KK 023 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
KK 024 The Sound Of Money  album cover Impact (18) The Sound Of Money(Cass) Kubus Kassettes KK 024 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
KKLU 001 Lesuren I  album cover Groep II Lesuren I(Cass, C20) Kubus Kassettes KKLU 001 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
none Whispering Sons  album cover Moral Whispering Sons(Cass, Album) Kubus Kassettes none Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
none Digit  album cover Various Digit(Cass, Comp, C60) Kubus Kassettes none Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
none Insecticide  album cover Insecticide (5) Insecticide(Cass, C46) Insecticettes none Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
none New Science  album cover Various New Science(Cass, Comp, C30) Kubus Kassettes none Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version