Category Archive: Ambient

Tone Color – Everything You Know Is Wrong

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At Irregular Crates we tend to get digital promos sent to us mainly although sometimes we get the odd CD or tape posted, or maybe we’ll write about our own physical purchases. A… Continue reading

Five Queries With… James Osland

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As we approach the halfway point of the year, 2018 has already been extremely busy James Osland; having released ‘Gone For A While’ on Whitelabrecs in February, and more recently ‘Manitoba Gardens’ via… Continue reading

Hotel Neon – Means of Knowing

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Hotel Neon have been on my musical radar for quite some time. Shortly after their formation, I’d found the trio of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer, and Steven Kemner through Instagram, of all places.… Continue reading

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

From The Mouth Of The Sun – Sleep Stations

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Ever since Experimedia revealed this collaboration between Dag Rosenqvist and Aaron Martin back in 2012, I’ve been tracing this duos work as From The Mouth Of The Sun as well as continuing to… 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

M. Rahn – Paradise Is Closed

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Sven Laux has just launched his new label Seasides On Postcards and the inaugural release is from compatriot M. Rahn, entitled Paradise Is Closed. It’s a digital only release, featuring the Dub Electronica… 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