Tabs Out named the Strategic Tape Reserve Shopland World tape (which I have a track on) their #2 tape of the year and my Departure 2019 tape their #70! Check out the full list (which also includes music friends Whettman Chelmets, Budokan Boys, Nicholas Langley, moduS ponY, Jordan Reyes, and more) here.
So many thanks to Louder Than War for adding Farewell, Doomed Planet! to its top 200 albums of the year! I’m in excellent company with music friends Xqui, Equinox, and Whettman Chelmets, and influences such as Thom Yorke, Lingua Ignota, Mica Levi, Moor Mother, + so many others. See the full list here and keep an eye out for the top 50, which promises to be fantastic!
While one would think that relaxing sounds would be the best thing to help survive another license renewal, Kelly uses a variety of shiny textures and bright melodies to instead provide distraction. And there’s plenty of that to be found here, as well as charm, especially in the three tracks classed as Gymnopedies. Best of all, however, is Call My Number, which has an almost comical sense of yearning and absolutely reminds me of that time when the scheduling system crashed at the DMV and I lost my place in line.
Full list here.