Crash Symbols – Psychotropic Spools

Last year I reviewed an excellent batch from Crash Symbols. 2019 brings another diverse set of tapes from the always eclectic label. This West Virginia-based tape label casts a wide net in the musical ocean, and as usual offers up artists and projects from all over the globe. ML Wah and Herbcraft - No Slack cassette/download (https://crashsy…

Bad Cake Records – Four Slices of Today’s Special

Now well into its second year of existence, with nearly twenty tapes in its archives, Ruix returns to Bad Cake records. I was sent four of the most recent offerings and below will cover each. Tony Lien, aka Dere Moans, has carved a very rich and varied place in the experimental tape world. These albums are available both on cassette tape and as a d…

Arrowounds – The Red List On Tape

Arrowounds is the solo project of Texas artist Ryan Chamberlin. His new release, Book of Endangered Species, out now on Histamine Tapes, is quite the heavy statement. His previous work trades in post-rock/shoegaze territory, but this release veers toward ambient drone and field recordings. This is not just a reverb and echo laden headphone trip…

MASSIMO MAGEE – STUDIES IN SOUND

Massimo Magee – Hunting Horn and Rotation Studies (Lurker Bias) Massimo Magee has been making all sorts of visual and audio artworks for a while. In his latest listening project, Hunting Horn and Rotation Studies, Magee mines the minimalistic. The album is presented in five “studies,” each being a variation on a main theme of what appe…

NO LIMITS FOR ADDERALL CANYONLY

Adderall Canyonly - Limits of All Known Ice (Lighten Up Sounds) I don’t know Adderall Canyonly personally but I’m well aware of his work via past tapes, and his excellent curation of the mind bending Field Hymns label.  Yet, I’m trying to come in on this one as free of bias as possible (difficult these days)!  Alas, music reviews is a …

Get the f**k out of here! (aka the Fuck Lungs album review)

Fuck Lungs - Honeysuckle (Already Dead Tapes & Records) Fuck Lungs' first tape came out in 2016, but both its members have kept quite busy before and since. Drummer Joe Hess continues to play in Complainer - who released one of my favorite tapes last year - as well as in numerous improvised ensembles, and Curt Oren has toured relentlessly and …