Tape Tuesday: Benoit Pioulard – Stanza I & II

In keeping with the ‘cooling off’ theme from last week, lets talk about Benoit Pioulard (aka Thomas Meluch) and his ‘Stanza I & II’ tape out on BARO/Beacon Sound. The tape, as the title suggests, combines both Stanza releases onto one release. 12 tracks of crunchy, crinkly tape drones of the highest order in a […]

Tape Tuesday: Erik Maluchnik – Inflorescences

Hey, Tape Tuesday! Remember that? Took a little bit of a break on it, but we’re back in the saddle to talk about this new tape out by Erik Maluchnik, ‘Inflorescences’, on Northern Ashram out of Detroit in an edition of 100 copies. It’s starting to get frosty in some parts of the world, and […]

Tape Tuesday: crx091081gb – becoming the camracid

Pea Green tape lovers, this is not your day. This lovely cassette edition, once available in Pea Green OR Sky Blue is now available in Sky Blue only. You blew it. Now you will have to resign yourself to listening to this Belfast acid on Sky Blue tape only. These lovely electronic tones come packaged in […]

Co La – No No LP

While you slept, your computer manufactured some synthetic designer-drug software and executed a few times. When you woke up and had to reboot, the startup chime had been replaced with the new Co La album. Or you could have just picked it up on vinyl from softwarelabel.net and/or cassette tape from 1080pcollection.bandcamp.com. Serious software jams from Software.

Tape Tuesday: Jesse Osborne-Lanthier & Robert Lippok — Timeline

Geographic North, in their non stop efforts to release some of the finest experimental music that exists, have dropped “Timeline” on us in our hour of need. The Osborne-Lanthier/Lippok duo’s work is a minimal affair of misty textures hovering around electric charges that dance on air to the beat of a broken drum. It pulses […]

Tape Tuesday: Astral Spirits — Batch 6

There aren’t a whole bunch of tape labels (that we know of) out there that are focusing primarily on free jazz, but there is one that does it quite well and that would be Astral Spirits (which is a division of Monofonus Press.) Their newest batch contains works from Kid Millions & Jim Sauter, Taco […]

Tape Tuesday: HIRS – 2nd 100 Songs

You know what…lets get real about a good ol’ fashioned grind tape for this week’s installment of Tape Tuesday. The title of this trans/queer thrash collective’s recording pretty much says it all. 100 (101 actually) tracks of blistering blastbeats, unsettling samples and (somehow?) :00 long songs. Fans of ANb, Hellnation and, well…Nirvana, should take note. […]

Tape Tuesday: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – From Here To Ear

When Oval’s “Oh” EP came out a few years ago, were you bummed that there weren’t actually birds playing all that craziness? Well, you weren’t alone. The good news is that the fine folks behind the Cassauna Tape Company have issued Boursier-Mougenot’s installation of 70 Zebra Finches playing Les Pauls on cassette for proper home […]

Tape Tuesday: The Snowfields – How To Get Good Sound From A Dead Ear

Ever find yourself jamming some old Pink Floyd records and think to yourself “I wish this weirdy synthy interlude thing would just go on forever”? Well, The Snowfields are going to help you out with that. Their new tape on Field Hymns offers up two sides of meditative movements that build and build and build […]

Rob Mazurek – Alternate Moon Cycles LP

So, this record came out last year. But we just found out about it, and its crazy that its not sold out. “Alternate Moon Cycles” by Rob Mazurek (of Chicago Underground/Isotope 217 fame) features two side length movements of droning organ, bass and cornet that shimmer and glow in a most agreeable way. The minimalist […]