Category Archive: Drone

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

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

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