Category Archive: Lo fi

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

Spheruleus – ‘Trading Places’

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The latest ambient offering from Lincolnshire-based Spheruleus (Harry Towell) comes in the form of a ‘tea-break’ listen – an ongoing output of net-label, Audio Gournmet, curated also by Towell. As mentioned in a… Continue reading

Floor Overhead – ‘Uses For Pavement’

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‘Uses For Pavement’ received its release on Whitelabrecs towards the end of June. Brooklyn-based Andrew Farwell makes use of processed and re-purposed guitar recordings that were once discarded. Such recycling of recorded sounds often… Continue reading

Josco and Spheruleus – Folded Distance

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Having recently mastered a two track, house-orientated EP by Magnofon (Harry Towell’s more beat-driven alias), I’m brought back to the early days of exploring independent ambient music, where Spheruleus was one of the… Continue reading

Various Artists – Whitelabsounds

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Compilations are risky in my life. Rarely can I put on a comp and be confident that I’ll enjoy it all and give in to it. And the ones that do work for me tend… Continue reading

Rzuma – Late Night Loops

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There’s some truly exquisite Instrumental Hip Hop coming out of Germany these last couple of years and our latest discovery is right up there with the best. We happened upon Berliner Rzuma early… Continue reading

Cormac – Nobscot

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For a measly dollar you can bag a copy of the latest release from Boston, Massachusets based Hip Hop producer Cormac, curiously entitled ‘Nobscot’. This one’s full of fine material with the loops… Continue reading

Joel Garden – r0t

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Since the dawn of 2017, I’ve pretty much devoted my listening habits toward the lo-fi, instrumental Hip Hop/Beat Tape genre and have happened upon some impressive material. Much of this style of music can… Continue reading

Various Artists – Illuminations (DRONARIVM)

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Where to begin with a compilation containing the works of such a vast and varied collection of artists? ‘Illuminations’ is a free compilation pieces together by Moscow based independent label DRONARIVM to welcome… Continue reading