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Dallas Acid
The Spiral Arm

The Spiral Arm is the first album for All Saint Records by synth-orientated dream-pop group Dallas Acid, and their third album proper overall in the last decade. The trio’s career has also seen them do soundtrack work, and collaborate last year with Laraaji, and that fondness for and experience in creating cinematic soundscapes is detectable here. 
  • Tape (WAST056CS)
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Bdrmm
If Not, When?

Oh dear lord don't. I assume they pronounce this Bedroom. If one more band or artist does this I'm going to scream the house down. It may come as no surprise that this Hull five piece are influenced by DIIV and THCRE (the Cure). This debut 10" on the always collectible Sonic Cathedral contains tracks from three of their self-released singles plus you get the Jewson lot of what they've done so far on the digital. Could be popular so get in on the grd flrr.     
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Douglas Hart
X Film plus Ultra 7” + Let’s Form A Cell 12”

Unprecedented demand for the highly limited edition releases from Douglas Hart - filmmaker and former bassist / founding member of The Jesus & Mary Chain - has led The Blank Tapes to commit the X Film Plus Ultra 7” single and Let’s Form a Cell 12” record to one, six-track cassette release. 
  • Tape (The Blank Tapes 28)
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Ric Kaestner
Music For Massage II

Did you know Ric Kaestner’s soothing New Age cult cassette Music for Massage had a Part II? Unlike Part I, its release was strictly low-key, purely for tape collectors and masseuses and never actually intended for public sale. Sifted Sand Records dutifully honour these conditions by reissuing the album for public sale on black vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD and cassette. Pick your poison and oil up!
  • Tape (SSR0001CS)
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Katsunori Sawa
Premium Gardens

Fair play to Katsunori Sawa. Not often you see artwork that reminds you of primary school powerpoint presentations. Fair play musically too because Premier Gardens hits HARD. Sawa mixes industrial techno with some more dub inspired moments to create something Kevin Martin (the Bug to you and me) would play in a DJ set. 
  • Tape (ZOO)
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Broshuda
You'll Always Stay Beautiful

At a time where neoliberalism is trying to take everything from us, it should be no surprise that even the simple platitudes of a self-care twitter bot can be comforting to some. On You'll Always Stay Beautiful producer Broshuda points to the absurdity of this by using text-to-speech to make those bots vocalists. They are set against chaotic electronic drone, sinking into this digital noise, like an old tweet
  • Tape (NC017)
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R.H.G.T.
Depersonalisation

R.H.G.T. - Red Hook Grain Terminal to you, Jordan Edge to his mum - drops a cassette of brutalised electronica through the always excellent Opal Tapes (D.U.D.S., Gondwana). Depersonalisation has three modes: abrasive deconstructed club fare that sits at the limit of what Yves Tumor could come up with; hissing lo-fi beats that sound like a really beaten-up Madlib record being played on a really beaten-up turntable; and forays into pure industrial noise ala Prurient. Depersonalisation is not exactly easy on the ears, but it’s very good stuff.
  • Tape (OPAL137)
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The Modern Institute
Another Exhibition

Golden Teacher spin-off The Modern Institute stick it to the bourgeoisie art world with Another Exhibition, complete with a Pseuds’ Corner press release. I would warn against confusing this reissued cassette's staggeringly insipid title with the more recent Another Exhibition at the Modern Institute, but that would spoil the duo’s game. Gritty post-industrial post-techno, sound art and spoken word.
  • Tape (DEX002)
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Siavash Amini + Umchunga
The Brightest Winter Sun

This exciting pairing of Iranian artists Siavash Amini and Umchunga finds them collecting piano works by unspecified 18th- and 19th-Century composers (check the years of death in the titles for clues) and subjecting them to a good reworking. With a goal of removing thematic and tonal structure, anything goes, really, so a range of different, sombre atmospheres come out.
  • Tape (FLP073)
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Steven Julien
Bloodline

Apron Records boss Steven Julien (you’ll probably know him as Funkineven) drops a ‘mini-LP’ in the wake of his 2016 record Fallen. The meaning of Bloodline’s title is manifold, referring to Julien’s family, his musical influences, and the passing of Roland TR-808 creator Ikutaro Kakehashi in April 2017. As such, the six tracks here are built from the legendary drum machine upwards and are topped with 80s jazz-funk keyboards (‘IDK’, ‘Bloodline’) and sticky 303 basslines (‘Roll Of The Dice’).
  • Tape (AA02TAPE)
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Yawning Chasm
Songs from Blue House

Yawning Chasm claim that they recorded the bulk of new cassette Songs From Blue House in a shed during a storm. When you listen to this thing you start to believe them. The songs here are folk, more or less, but with the quiet charm that characterises the best bedroom indie. The group frequently back up their acoustic-and-vocal dynamic with synths and electric guitar, something that means cuts like ‘Speed of Night’ have a quality akin to Sung Tongs-era Animal Collective. Is nice.
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L​.​O​.​A
In Your Cities, What About Feelings?

Fascinating project for which Dave Saved and NPLGNN, as L.O.A, have cut together and edited recordings of parties held in Naples between 2001 - 2003. As much as it's a piece of sound art, this is a work of archival, a museum on a cassette. Hidden amid the chopping and the screwing are house icons like Frankie Knuckles.
  • Tape (ForeverNow002)
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TüTH
Transgression

A range of musical and non-musical influences have been poured into this disquieting and hypnotic journey from TüTH, AKA Chicago's Damon Carruesco. Over the course of the tape there's a distinct nod to contemporary electronic styles; it's emotionally sparse, sometimes brutal, and wrapped up in tension.
  • Tape (UR101)
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MMMD
Andromache

Leading chamber droners MMMD follow up their monolithic, triple 10" from the year gone with a tape in homage to and mourning a good friend. All recorded from within an apartment, it's a rework of the duo's old material, this time coming in a different but just as sparse set up: piano and sine waves mark this sorta-remix release.
  • Tape (afro 2076)
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Stone Baby / Chapels
Split


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Toymonger
Animal Kingdom


  • Tape (MUNFAM012)
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Dinner Party
Swinging


  • Tape (LD-002)
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