Histamine Tapes – Scratching that itch on your summer vacation

Histamine Tapes is back with a bundle to cool your mind during this hot stretch - or just ease your nerves whenever this is being read. For this review I have two cassettes from their summer batch, and both are continuing the label theme of reclaimed tapes and artwork. Each unique tape is dubbed in real-time, one featuring a craft paper box decorat…

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…

Histamine Tapes – Mellow Fruitfulness

The autumn batch from Vermont’s Histamine Tapes features a double dose of drone from Brian James Griffith and Dominic Razlaff. The label signatures of “reclaimed tapes” and “breathing new life into unwanted ephemera” are still present. In the case of Brain James Griffith, the j-cards are sourced from a book on pottery; Dominic Razlaff…

CASTLES, MASKS, AND THINGS YOU CANNOT SEE

building castles out of matchsticks – Your Skin, My Mask (Histamine Tapes) The work of Anne Sulikowski (the artist behind building castles out of matchsticks) is a world of synth and guitar loops, often times utilizing only a handful of effects pedals. She has a youtube channel showcasing her talent of building up drones or soundscapes and ove…