Category Archive: Lo fi

Accidental Tones – In The Dark

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A few days ago, I received a message from Michael Bryce, otherwise known as Accidental Tones. The message read, “It may be a bit darker than you usually like, but I thought I’d… Continue reading

Aux Field – Square Landscapes

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I often come to find new music via YouTube recommendations from various music channels. Aux Field’s ‘Square Landscapes’ came to me from the channel Tape Counter; also responsible for introducing me to the… Continue reading

Z-Arc – Rematerialise

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Z-Arc’s latest offering, ‘Rematerialise’, takes me away from my usual comfort zone of typical ambient and drone-based listening habits, and shoots me into the artist’s retrofuturistic approach to electronica. “It’s okay, I can… 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

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

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

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