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Halftribe – For The Summer, Or Forever

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I’ve been a fan of Halftribe for years, and I was thrilled to receive a promo copy for review from the man behind the moniker, Ryan Bissett. Following acclaimed releases on ARCHIVES, Halftribe… Continue reading

Warmth – ‘Parallel’

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Warmth (Agustín Mena) returns with ‘Parallel’ – a deeply meditative album that further proves the Valencia-based artist is a forerunner in Minimalist Ambient. The artist’s third album under the Warmth moniker is a… Continue reading

yndi halda – ‘A Sun-Coloured Shaker’

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A little over two years ago, I was fortunate enough to see yndi halda at The Boileroom in Guildford, Surrey. Along with a group of close friends, we let go for a night… Continue reading

Gray Acres – ‘Gray Acres’

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The duo of brothers Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer present their new music project, Gray Acres, with a stunning self-titled debut album. Known for their existing works in the highly successful Hotel Neon and… Continue reading

Phil Maguire – Monosphere

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For those unfamiliar with Phil Maguire, he’s one of the most active practitioners of Minimalism and Microsound today. Following recent releases with James L. Malone on Confront Records (‘Working Title’, 2018), and solo… Continue reading

Fading Language – Vessels of Time

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Another recommendation following an open call on Twitter (@slowclinic) for new music to be reviewed, Fading Language’s ‘Vessels of Time’ was brought to my attention. Fading Language is the musical alias of New… Continue reading

Accidental Tones – Purely Accidental EP

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Easter Sunday is getting rather noisy over here at Irregular Crates. Introducing Accidental Tones: the Edinburgh-based artist otherwise known as Michael Bryce, who combines tortured soundscapes and elements of noise and audio degradation… Continue reading

Sima Kim – Ambient Works

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Late on Friday evening, I tweeted a call for any “ambient/drone/experimental” music that followers would like to have reviewed here at Irregular Crates. Partly due to my ongoing struggle engaging in new music,… Continue reading

Ô Lake – Video Feature

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It’s not often that we receive video submissions here at Irregular Crates unless included in an album, which is why my interest was sparked when we heard from Ô Lake. Hailing from Rennes… Continue reading

SVLBRD – Stratus

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Released on the Spanish label Faint, ‘Stratus’ is the debut full-length album by SVLBRD (aka. Agustín Mena). Listeners may already be familiar with Mena, as SVLBRD is the side project of the artists… Continue reading