Category Archive: Field Recordings

Kepier Widow – Absolution

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With apologies to Kepier Widow and James at Rusted Tone Recordings for the tremendous delay in reviewing this tape. Claustrophobic field recording and found sound collage make up the bulk of Kepier Widow’s… Continue reading

Ashlar – Distant Scenes

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A new album popped up on my radar while scrolling through an Instagram feed of people enjoying the Summer and vacations abroad. I don’t like hot weather and my bank account laughs at… Continue reading

Daliah – Holy Mountain

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Daliah becomes known to me for the first time through this release on Whitelabrecs. Under the moniker of Daliah, the Tennessee-based John Clubb has previously released with Chilean tape label, NO PROBLEMA, as… Continue reading

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

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

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

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