RIYL: Huerco S.

Label: videogamemusic

So, it turns out¬†videogamemusic is quite the treasure trove of cassette releases that are not only very limited, but quite affordable. A I W A’s¬†In The Dim Distance is a hypnagogic stew with the JX-3P, MC-303, Delta, KP3 and the Dave Smith Evolver, probably with other secret spices not listed. For the most part, you can’t really categorize this beyond saying it’s electronic. Some¬†of¬†this tape reminds me of Samiyam, some of it reminds me of Huerco S. and some of it reminds me of cheesy, spaced-out synth compositions you’d hear in 80s educational videos about space. A common theme thus far with these¬†videogamemusic releases I’ve written up is that they feel more like compilations, and not albums – I don’t mean that as an insult. It’s nice that I can’t really predict how the album is going to proceed as it’s not constricted to a rail. Listen to¬†In The Dim Distance below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

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Shoutout to Roland JX-3P / MC-303, KORG Delta / KP3 and the Dave Smith Evolver in 'Some Time Maybe' and 'Told You A Thousand Times'.
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released December 1, 2015
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Price $8.56

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