Category Archive: Modern Classical

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

Daniel J. W.McKenzie – Every Time Feels Like The Last…

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It is rare that a piece of music can appear cold, yet truly remain inviting. Daniel J. W. McKenzie’s ‘Every Time Feels Like The Last…’ begins stark and spacious, steadily developing as new… 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

End of 2016: A list and a mix by Slow Clinic

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Our third and final post/mix covering Irregular Crates’ favourite releases of 2016 comes courtesy of our writer James Armstrong (Slow Clinic). His post/mix was uploaded before the year finished, but I have been… Continue reading

Lambert – Excess

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We were recently sent the new limited edition tape release by Lambert, on the brilliantly curated Dauw imprint from Ghent, Belgium. Each release comes in a beautifully packaged short run of cassettes, with… Continue reading

ICP021 Irregular Crates Podcast 021

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Some of our more attentive readers may have noticed that there are some new ‘reviewers’ writing posts for us. This came about after we were tired of writing ‘we’ when there was only really… Continue reading

Roberto Attanasio – Abyss

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We were recently sent a promo copy of ‘Abyss‘ by Rome based composer Roberto Attanasio, ahead of a release on Swedish label 1631, run by David Wenngren (Library Tapes) and Mattias Nilsson. The album… Continue reading

Danny Clay – Stills

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Danny Clay’s ‘Stills’ was presented as a feature opportunity, coincidently, while I was listening to ‘ganymede’: an album previously released by Clay via Hibernate Records. ‘Stills’ presents the listener with a balance of warmth and rawness… Continue reading

Tim Linghaus – Vhoir

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Tim Linghaus’ ‘Vhoir’ opens with a tranquil selection of orchestral instruments, arranged and processed together cleverly. The addition of movement captured in field recordings creates the sounds of the accidental and unintended musical… Continue reading

Simeon Walker – Preface

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Simeon Walker’s ‘Preface’ brings the cinematic and subtle carefully together. The debut offering shares a gentle collection of works for upright piano that peacefully flow together from start to finish. ‘Preface’ stirs senses… Continue reading