Five Queries With… 002: Andrew Lang

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We recently started a post series called Five Queries With… new for 2017. It’s quite simple, we’ll catch up with an artist, label or friend on what they’ve been up to and their… Continue reading

Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks – Now Wait For Last Year

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Pulsating percussion and warped walls of sound drive the listener into a trance-like state. Pleasurable one moment, and somewhat abrasive the next; the latest offering from Ontario-based multi-instrumentalist, Anne Sulikowski (aka Building Castles… Continue reading

Grand AM – Full Force

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If you’ve been in touch with me lately, you may well be aware that since the turn of the year I’ve gone crazy for instrumental Hip Hop. I’ve discovered a treasure-trove of artists coming… Continue reading

Ian Hawgood – Love Retained

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‘Love Retained’ delivers a collection of unintended piano pieces, created as an honest gesture of hopefulness that remains open and unpolished. The album reaches the listener via the label Home Normal, and drifts… Continue reading

Taylor Deupree – Somi

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Doing the rounds with many at the moment is the latest album by Taylor Deupree, on his long-standing and always exquisite 12k imprint. It’s been receiving lots of positive acclaim and it won’t… Continue reading

net – HS

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Written and produced under the alias of net, Edward Trethowan’s ‘HS’ delves deep into the realms of ambient and abstract electronica. An intelligent mix of slowly moving synth pads and sparse electronic drums… Continue reading

Tobias Hellkvist – Vesterhavet (Extended)

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In Denmark, the North Sea has two names: Nordsøen (the North Sea) or Vesterhavet (the West Sea). Opting for the latter in naming this serene record, Copenhagen-based ambienteer Tobias Hellkvist emphasises a relative… Continue reading

Five Queries With… 001: Joel Garden

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We’ve dreamed up a new feature on Irregular Crates called ‘Five Queries With…’, a series where we’ll catch up with artists, friends and labels alike by asking five questions. The questions will vary and… Continue reading

Rzuma – Late Night Loops

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There’s some truly exquisite Instrumental Hip Hop coming out of Germany these last couple of years and our latest discovery is right up there with the best. We happened upon Berliner Rzuma early… Continue reading

Cormac – Nobscot

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For a measly dollar you can bag a copy of the latest release from Boston, Massachusets based Hip Hop producer Cormac, curiously entitled ‘Nobscot’. This one’s full of fine material with the loops… Continue reading