45HZ058 – Mines Clarence
March 9, 2014 § Leave a comment
Earlier this week a new label based out of Wicklow, Ireland placed a little information about their first release in the email inbox. Mines Clarence is a blog, mix series and now label concerned with releasing solid quality tunes. When I spoke with Ciaran behind the label he had this to say, “basically we want to put out strong physical product. Whether that is on cassette, vinyl or even as a zine. No particular genres but more of a vibe or mood. Kind of broody, cerebral and slow burning”. I had a listen to the audio linked for the first release and was more than impressed…
The first outing comes from übung(link), with the Rashida EP. It fits the vibe Ciaran mentioned so perfectly. Here you can watch the promo video for lead track Rashida in all its black and white grainy glory.
Dusty, shuffling drums sit under beds of warm and soulful melodic pads as percussive elements rattle around in the reverberating shadows. Straddling the ever-blurry lines between experimental deep house and dub-techno Ubung got me seriously lost when listening to the tracks on the Mines Clarence Bandcamp page. The cassette is four tracks of experimental goodness, each one building upon the last in an exquisite manner.
This is perfect music for the format and perfect for those nights with headphones lodged firmly in your ears.
You can purchase a copy of the cassette (ltd to 50) or a digital copy from the Bandcamp linked in the player below.