Chefkirk, Hal McGee & IroningHymn (CDR/DL) The trio made up of Chefkirk (Roger H. Smith), Hal McGee & Ironing (Andrew Chadwick) are releasing a new disc under their name as a trio, two lengthy untitled experimental electronic tracks (32 mins). They break from quietude like a small woodland creature in the cragged brush in Autumn. […]

kNN | queste cose non avvennero mai ma sono sempre / rlecchinesqueCanti Magnetici (2xCS) Kaspar NonNewton – kNN is the moniker of Renato Grieco. Born in Napoli (Italy), a city with a great, slowly unfolding scene for experimental music, he has been the protagonist of a consistent outburst of releases between 2018-2019 that led to […]

Howard Stelzer | Across the Blazer Marginal Frequency (CD/DL) ‘Tis the season for something new from Boston area cassette deck master Howard Stelzer, and Across the Blazer brings with it a whole new set of intriguing atmospheres. This is also my introduction to the fledgling imprint, Marginal Frequency from my old haunts of the Pacific Northwest  […]

A self-titled debut filled with the manipulated field recordings of San Francisco artists Only Now & Orogen (Kush Arora and Lucas Patzek) is now out on Discrepant/Sucata Tapes (Cassette and Digital formats). These guys admit they’ve been inspired by Zoviet France, Brume, Lustmord, Alio Die, and Hafler Trio. Since I’ve worked with, or reviewed these […]

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Toneshift is spinning both volumes of Kuniyuki Takahashi‘s Early Tape Works 1986-1993 (LP/DL). These fourteen tracks in all come from the Japanese DJ/Producer as reinvigorated by Dutch imprint Music From Memory. Starting with Volume 1 and the track Night At The Sea Side there is a layered, lush ambient set of textures […]

CASSETTE CULTURE LIVES! On June 20 Sicilian sound manipulator, Skrima, will release his Tapes (Disasters By Choice; LP/DL). This EP is a true original, delivered on white wax in an edition of 200 with handmade sleeves of epoxy and volcanic materials by @Kolatadesign. Originally recorded between 1981-83 (w/added effects circa 1983-86) the record was reworked […]