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Head Cleaner – DRIPHOUSE / NO UFO

This is the first installment of what I hope will be a semi regular series of brief reviews of cassette tapes that come our way.

First up…

Driphouse
50/50
Nu New Age

Former Raccoo-oo-oon guitarist & current Brooklyn resident Darren Ho dropped another dose of Driphouse  earlier this year via the always delightful Nu New Age. If ornate holographic bursts of color are your thing (there mine!) then track this one down. Sounds like Darren has really found his rabbit hole and he seems to be having a good time in it. When’s the last time you heard someone open up a side with a harpsichord?

Intro:
[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/driphouse_01.mp3|titles=driphouse_01]

Garden (edit)
[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/driphouse_02.mp3|titles=driphouse_02]

No UFO
Soft Coast
Nice Up

Pretty much been blasting these two No UFO sides ad nauseum down in RSHQ lately. All compliments of Vancouver, BC head Konrad Jandavs.  Loving the Faust Tapes template in use here: analog tomfoolery one minute, guitar dirt the next, then booty bass after that. Probably why I’m not getting tired of this one. Completely lost feeling… and I mean that in the best way.

Edit from Side A:
[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/no_ufo_1.mp3|titles=no_ufo_1]

Edit from Side B:
[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/no_ufo_2.mp3|titles=no_ufo_2]

  1. Raf on July 9th, 2010

    I second both of these, especially that Driphouse tape.

  2. Roger on July 10th, 2010

    Been curious about that Driphouse tape…need to get it…

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