Category Archive: Tape

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

Wim Dehaen – 12 Elegies For Pierre Boulez / Ústí OST

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I recently discovered ACR while browsing Bandcamp for new listening material while I finish up my studies. Seki Takashi’s ‘Think’ was the album that drew my attention to the London-based cassette label, and… Continue reading

Tapes, Tapes, and more Tapes: Unexpected Discoveries in 2017

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2017 has been a strange year with regards to my discovery and consumption of new music. Since becoming part of the Irregular Crates team – a blog that I’ve followed over the years… Continue reading

Sea Trials – Sea Trials

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Cassette recordings eroded by extreme heat and saltwater are the material basis for this debut by Sea Trials (one Ian McCarthy, also musically active as Romart and Wilhelm). The music originates in synthesiser… Continue reading

Ann Annie – ‘Atmospheres vol. 1’

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This is mesmerising. ‘Atmospheres vol. 1’ is the stunning debut album by Ann Annie, delivering a wide range of synthesized atmospherics and exploration into the depths of modular synthesis. We have seen a… Continue reading

Kepier Widow – The Duality of Man

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‘The Duality of Man’ is the stunning debut of Alexander Roberts’ new alias, Kepier Widow. Formerly performing and releasing music under the name of Joseph Curwen, Roberts is well established within the world… Continue reading

Constellation Tatsu – Spring Batch 2017

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Opening Remarks As spring draws towards its warm close, I’m reminded to provide a now belated review of this year’s ‘Spring Batch’ of cassettes from Canadian-based label, Constellation Tatsu. Following a number of… Continue reading

Camillo – Sunday Sea

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Our relentless scour of the dishevelled downtempo world of instrumental Hip Hop brings us to the sleepy sounds of Camillo from Ulm, Germany. The artist’s debut ‘Sunday Sea‘ is a selection of tape-eroded beats,… Continue reading