Category Archive: Tape

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

Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks – Now Wait For Last Year

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Pulsating percussion and warped walls of sound drive the listener into a trance-like state. Pleasurable one moment, and somewhat abrasive the next; the latest offering from Ontario-based multi-instrumentalist, Anne Sulikowski (aka Building Castles… 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

Wodoo Wolcan – Summer Breeze

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I’ve had my eye on this latest release on German imprint Radio Juicy for some time and yesterday I was pleased to receive the email alert I’d set with the label so I could… 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

Matt Christensen – Prowl

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Matt Christensen’s been very much at the forefront of the modern experimental/’Ambient’ scene for the last decade since his part in spearheading the Zelienople band. He has of course branched into solo material… Continue reading