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I just got the news that the new Hellvete / Bear Bpnes, Lay Low split-tape on Oaken Palace is ready to ship! Super siked about sharing an other release with Mr. Gonzalez, who also made the artwork! He came up with one of his best tracks for this one! Only 100 copies and going fast! Get your copy here!

“100 cassettes with gold-metallic inners, housed in special folded cases made from 100% recycled card. Comes with a free download code.

Glen Steenkiste aka Hellvete and Ernesto González aka Bear Bones, Lay Low, both founding members of the legendary Psych-collective Sylvester Anfang II, come together once again to create an album that makes their individual styles shine bright without ever neglecting their shared musical roots. Hellvete contributes two swirling, dreamy, and minimalist drones that flow smoothly and comforting, inviting the listener to just dream away and become absorbed in the sustained tones. Switch sides, and you will find quite a different contribution by Bear Bones, Lay Low – an epic synth journey that takes you deep into the jungle of your own mind and will make it difficult for you to keep your legs still. Just surrender to the mystical rhythms and keep on walking ever deeper into the unknown!

As a homage to La Monte Young, Hellvete and Bear Bones, Lay Low dedicate their release to the critically endangered Radiated tortoise, which is on its way to extinction due to habitat loss, being poached for food, and being over-exploited in the pet trade. We are currently searching for an organization to receive the donations.

 

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The first tape by Brahmen Raag, titled “009”, is now officially out on the Hare Akedod label. You can preview the full tape below and there’s an option to hit the “order” button and throw this one in your basket! Hope you enjoy!!!

Psi Lab already gave the tape a deep listen and come up with these nice words:

“… improvised arpeggiations a la mid 70s TANGERINE DREAM masterpieces PHAEDRA and RUBYCON…”

“…elegant harmonic patterns kinda like TONY CONRAD WITH FAUST meets FRIPP & ENO…”

“… a kosmische / minimalism hybrid sound incorporating TERRY RILEY’s A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR…”

‘t Orgelorkest

July 9, 2012

Crooked Tapes just dropped a new Hellvete tape called ‘t Orgelorkest. It’s 43 minutes of harmonium and wind organ bliss recorded during 2011. It’s comes with great artwork made by Ryo Kuramoto. Many thanks to my Japanese friend for releasing these tracks!

Some words by the label:

“’t Orgelorkest” is the art of dreaming –  recorded by 4 track cassette recorder using harmonium, organ, electric tampura and keyboards. Monochrome psychedelia by 1 man indian raga style orchestra. Inside-out style 2 color screen printed transparent j-card with insert. Limited copies

order: Crooked Tapes