Category Archive: Minimal

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

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

Jacek Doroszenko – Wide Grey

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  Eilean have done it again, with another fine release from an up-and-coming, talented sound artist. The label covers a variety of sounds and styles and in Wide Grey, they welcome the ingenious… Continue reading

Michel Banabila – Sound Years

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I came across the sound world of Michel Banabila about three years ago through the work of Machinefabriek, the moniker of soundsmith and graphic designer Rutger Zuyderveldt. Both artists are based in Rotterdam.… 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

Pemë – Wooded Ghost

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Koral Ptach and Wiktor Kurc are Pemë a new offering from Poland and a new offering from Etoka Records. The inspiration for this delightful 5 track EP is Kodama small ghost-like spirits that inhabit trees in… Continue reading

Ezekiel Honig – A Passage Of Concrete

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Ezekiel Honig’s ‘Folding In On Itself‘ is an all-time classic for us, in minimal sound art as it blurred the lines between Ambient, Electro-Acoustic composition and Lo-Fi Techno. In ‘A Passage Of Concrete‘… 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

Sound Meccano / Jura Laiva – Salty Wind and Inner Fire

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Ever wanted to be in a cabin in the forest? Warm fire crackling away, the wind blowing, singing its familiar tune and you’re just starting to fall asleep in a comfy chair next to… Continue reading