Tapes, Tapes, and more Tapes: Unexpected Discoveries in 2017

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2017 has been a strange year with regards to my discovery and consumption of new music. Since becoming part of the Irregular Crates team – a blog that I’ve followed over the years… Continue reading

End of 2017: A List and Mix by Harry Towell

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Irregular Crates and Whitelabrecs owner Harry Towell (Spheruleus) has put together a list of his favourite albums of the year, complete with a mix counting down a track from each as a sort… Continue reading

Grounding Sounds 011: The Prairie Lines

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The Prairie Lines is South London, UK based artist Bill Bawden, formerly known as Herzog. He joins our Grounding Sounds roster after we’ve had quite a break (3 years!!) to coincide with the… Continue reading

AGF – SOLIDICITY

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Antye Greie‘s tenth album SOLIDICITY is a strange, sensitive interaction between electroacoustic methodology and stylistic references to bass music and breaks. The energy of this experimental hybridity captures contemporary trends and issues in… Continue reading

Sven Laux – Paper Streets

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  I often review music when I have insomnia and I’d worked my way through the entire CD of Sven Laux’s lush glacial swells when I realised the track I was listening to… Continue reading

Jacek Doroszenko – Wide Grey

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  Eilean have done it again, with another fine release from an up-and-coming, talented sound artist. The label covers a variety of sounds and styles and in Wide Grey, they welcome the ingenious… Continue reading

Five Queries with… Stephanie Merchak

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Stephanie Merchak is a prizewinning sound designer, composer and producer based in Batroun, Lebanon. With years of academic and professional musical expertise already behind her, she began working with electronic music in 2004.… Continue reading

silentwave – ‘The River’

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While browsing through the new releases from my favourite labels, I stumbled upon ‘The River’ by silentwave, the creative outlet of Japanese musician, Yoshinori Noguchi. The album appears on the Parisian label, Hylé… Continue reading

Machinefabriek – Becoming

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  A quiet rumbling sine emerges, flanked by wisps of white noise. After a minute or two, the octaves shift downwards fattening the soundscape, partnered by the odd pop and rumble. Low fidelity… Continue reading

OMRR – DEVILS FOR MY DARLING

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Straight out of Cairo, at least that’s where label Dronarivm tell me the artist Omrr is from. I’m keen to know more and hear more. I have the CD. I prefer physical editions… Continue reading