Category Archive: Experimental

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

Seabuckthorn – A House With Too Much Fire

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Last week I was alerted to this new release by Seabuckthorn, who has been working recently with the impressive Lost Tribe Sound imprint. Guitarist Andy Cartwright has joined French labels Bookmaker and La… 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

Paper Relics – The Road Home

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WLR037 Paper Relics – The Road Home As I sit down to listen to ‘The Road Home’, cup of tea in hand, I really have no idea what to expect. It’s been seven… 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

Lofield – Bird Watching EP

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‘Bird Watching’ is the latest EP in a string of self-released ambient music by New Jersey-based experimental artist, Lofield. The EP is sparse and minimalist, conjuring a likeness to the reductionist music of… Continue reading

Wim Dehaen – 12 Elegies For Pierre Boulez / Ústí OST

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I recently discovered ACR while browsing Bandcamp for new listening material while I finish up my studies. Seki Takashi’s ‘Think’ was the album that drew my attention to the London-based cassette label, and… Continue reading

Andrew Sherwell – Orthodox Tales

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By the time that you are reading this, physical copies of this album have already sold out. Written and produced by Andrew Sherwell, ‘Orthodox Tales’ delivers six tracks of delicate, haunting, ambient beauty.… 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