Category Archive: Minimal

North Atlantic Drift – Departures Vol.1

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Polar Seas Recordings have released North Atlantic Drift’s new offering in the guise of ‘Departures Vol 1.‘ And just like the collective term of the Arctic Ocean, this wonderful album floats like an… Continue reading

Caught in The Wake Forever – Under Blankets

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Anything from Daniel Crossley’s label(s) will get my attention, but I was already familiar with Caught in The Wake Forever (aka Fraser on Facebook in my house). We both live in Scotland but… Continue reading

Ian Hawgood – Love Retained

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‘Love Retained’ delivers a collection of unintended piano pieces, created as an honest gesture of hopefulness that remains open and unpolished. The album reaches the listener via the label Home Normal, and drifts… Continue reading

Taylor Deupree – Somi

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Doing the rounds with many at the moment is the latest album by Taylor Deupree, on his long-standing and always exquisite 12k imprint. It’s been receiving lots of positive acclaim and it won’t… 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

Various Artists – Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Vol. 1

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We were recently sent a digital version of the wonderful new compilation album on Serein, Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Vol 1. The album is available on a range of formats, including vinyl… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2015

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Another year goes by and another end of year list is necessary, to review what has been another wonderful 12 months in experimental music. I know many in the music industry who find this… Continue reading

Sustainer – Taps

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Today Tessellate Recordings have released their 8th release and this is their fifth physical edition. The label has seen artist albums from Spheruleus, Felix Gebhard, VLNA, Polaroid Notes and now Sustainer as well as compilation… Continue reading

Ajott – Homeward EP

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At the beginning of the month, we noticed another EP drop on the Warehouse Decay imprint, with German artist Christian Hoche providing a trio of deep and minimal tracks. These are vintage, early… Continue reading

ICP017 Irregular Crates Podcast 017

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It’s been far too long since we put together a podcast on Irregular Crates – way back in February, in fact. So we’ve knocked up around 1 and a half hour’s worth of music… Continue reading