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Swedish post-rockers Tape recall bands like Jaga Jazzist and Bluebridge Quartet in making soft, patient compositions around clean guitar with very slight jazz influences. Their new record, 'Casino', is another down-tempo affair with placating riffs, dramatic keys and guitar abstractions that in places are reminiscent of Boris' 'Flood'. Post-rock...view item »

Tape & Bill Wells

I began writing about this Tape & Bill Wells 'Fugue' record yesterday but I gave up as the words just were not coming to me. I guess that's probably a good sign though as I was just kind of getting into the melancholy zone of the record, which certainly is a thing of beauty. Wells' guitar playing is delicate and magical. The Tape guys really gi...view item »


It's very late and I'm finding it hard to concentrate. Should be an ideal time to put my feet up, relax and enjoy the lushness of 'Revelationes', the new album from Swedish trio Tape. Hard to summon words though, I just wanna listen... not evaluate. You may be familiar with Tape's previous outings - but not me, I steer clear of the neo-classical...view item »

Tenniscoats / Tape

Here we have a double-header from Japan's Tenniscoats and Sweden's Tape, with each band contributing to the other's side. On the A-side we have Tenniscoats playing an original track, 'Lutie Lutie', which has minimal electronic beats crackling and popping around simple vocal counterpoint and a mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments, w...view item »


Ant reviewed Luminarium by Tape (the digital equivalent anyway) last year, it's taken Thrill Jockey that long to licence the Swedish trio's wonderful fourth album for release on deluxe vinyl with a download code. Awww! And they've done this hybrid classic a huge service committing its languid, sparkly outsider grooves to wax. By blending ambient te...view item »

Flotel, Eedl, Monoceros, Tape, Various
Expanding Meets Spa.rk

V/A: Expanding Meets Spark (Expanding/Spark) Wherein the British and Spanish electronica imprints let three of each of their artists loose on this 10" picture disc ep. The artists from the London are: Flotel, Modern Institute & Monoceros whilst from Barcelona we have Tape, Luap, Eedl. Sounds like the school of electronica devoted to all th...view item »