Tape Tuesday: mmph – Dear God

Dear God, indeed. Electronic sounds gathered and then organized into a balm designed for troubled minds. May cause anxiety and/or bliss depending on pre-existing conditions. Virtually harmless when taken as prescribed. Let this one wash right over you: beerontherug.com. Dear God by mmph

Tape Tuesday: Hainbach – The Evening Hopefuls

Spring Break Tapes just dropped some new ones on us, one of which being a killer new release from Hainbach, which is the experimental electronic solo project of German composer Stefan Paul Goetsch. An interesting thing of note: Hainbach regularly employs the use of some really interesting voltage controlled devices from the likes of Ciat […]

Billy Gomberg – Slight At That Contact LP

One great thing about Gomberg’s work, is his use of the room. Every surface in said room, whether small and wooden, or large and cavernous, they all seem to be alive, pulsing and critical to the sound’s over all success—and Slight At That Contact is certainly that. Two sides of churning synths and crackling, skittering […]

Tape Tuesday: Cody Yantis – Cadence Annals

Multi-instrumentalist Cody Yantis has a new imprint of his very own and he’s hit the ground running with Cadence Annals, also his very own. Presented here are sections and pieces of his artistic life molded into a collection of works that spans synth to sax, oscillator to overflow. The result is a sparse and calculated […]

Thor & Friends – Self Titled LP

Remember that time you saw Swans and there was that one burly dude playing all kinds of auxiliary instruments while Gira was on his spirit quest? Well, said dude was Thor Harris, and he’s teamed up with Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah Gautier (as well as Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost of A Hawk & A […]

FIS – From Patterns to Details LP

The fact that we cannot track down any samples or previews doesn’t have us any less excited for the new album from FIS, coming out this week. His previous effort was one of our favorites from last year and the move to the Subtext label is a promising one. Pick this up from subtextrecordings.net or redeyerecords.co.uk. Updated: […]

Huerco S. – For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) 2xLP

Huerco S. switches modes and releases one of the best ambient records of recent memory. Nine tracks of residual dance-floor melody roll out of the speakers, collect in the corners, and send tendrils up the walls. Enjoy in solitude and silence, or with a group of friends shuffling out of consciousness. Pre-orders are live from redeyerecords.co.uk. […]

Tape Tuesday: Olli Aarni – Muovia

Finland’s own Olli Aarni is back with a new tape on the always excellent and top notch Australian imprint Preservation. ‘Muovia’ (which translates to ‘plastic’) features two side length movements of Aarni’s whispy trademark treatments of plundered goodness inspired by the lazy river vibes found on dusty New Age tapes and records. All this, and […]

Tape Tuesday: Quartz Safari – Syzygy

Quartz Safari put out one of the best ambient tapes of 2013. Now, the Olso/New Jersey duo has dropped a new tape on Ginjoha out of Japan that further explores their trademark cosmic atmospherics while expanding their sonic palette with, wait for it, time signatures. Drum loops and grooves in the vein of a more […]

Meyers – Negative Space (1981-2014) LP

If you have ever been on drugs, of any kind, then you are familiar with the idea of oscillating between lucidity and obscurity. ‘Negative Space’ is kind of like an audio version of that same sensation. Unable to exert himself, Meyers chronicles the time passed during recovery from surgery, utilizing field recordings, computers and contact […]