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Jason Lescalleet - This Is What I Do, Vol. Three

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Jason Lescalleet is coming forward as a proponent for the virtue of instant gratification with monthly/quarterly subscription series This Is What I Do (deets on his Glistening Examples website).

In an interview with Tiny Mix Tapes, the musique concrète virtuoso touched down on the value of immediacy in music: "Part of this project’s value comes from the immediacy of the material... Immediacy means that I won’t have time to over think anything. Raw. Pure. Also, timely, current, now. A glimpse into my state of mind on a real time basis. Keeping it real."

You might recall Lescalleet teaming up with Kevin Drumm to suck listeners into an inescapable void of emptiness and beauty earlier this year with The Abyss. If that's not real, I don't know what is. Help Lescalleet keep it real - check out last month's This Is What I Do above and if it's your bag, consider following the series as it makes its way into the new year. Enjoy!


Bun/Delofi - Colors Tape/Winter Tape Split

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Brooklyn label Dirty Tapes certainly lives up to its name with its latest split release between Japanese electronic music producer Bun (Fumitake Tamura) and Cleveland experimental beatmaker Delofi. The instrumentals across the Colors and Winter tapes are serene, chilled, and are lent an additional avant-garde edge by their being caked in all sorts of sweet analog grime. The tapes can be streamed and ordered (on cassette, naturally) above via Dirty Tapes' bandcamp page. Happy listening!

Aaron Dilloway - Opened Door

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LA noise musician Aaron Dilloway (formerly of Wolf Eyes) is back with a proper follow-up tape to his 2012 tape-loop epic, Modern Jester. Opened Door clocks in at just under 20 minutes, and its A-side might just be the most rhythmic thing Dilloway's done to date. It actually has a discernible beat, and it oddly resembles Burial's nocturnal two-step garage esthetic. The B-side is what one might expect from Dilloway--an eerie, formless tape-loop soundscape--but even then, it's alarmingly mellow by his standards. Give it a listen above!

Opened Door will be released on September 1 via Chondritic Sound.