This is a review of Oceanic Triangulation, part II of Inner Islands recent release and a Former Selves - Panabrite split. This review is also an update on Tapefamous. Digest of Botanicals is an ambiently floating trek through primal forests into deep recesses of future consciousness. It moves briskly in places, appregiating synapses before settling into deeply meditative spreads. The synthesized wonder is layered and rich in tones, like a raga diaggregated with LSD. Triangulate Upon Paradise is oceanic, standing on sandy shores & looking out to the endless sea. Though it moves slow on the surface, there is an undulating pulse below and reminds me of Potions.
I’ve been listening to this cassette with calm as I venture out into some new life directions. For starters, I started a job working on intelligent energy with a company on the NASA Ames campus. As you can imagine, futurism & metaphysics resonate strongly with me so it’s fitting that tapes like these will be stimulating the minds of engineers of the futur. This also means that I’m moving, along with Tapefamous.
Planning for such, we have new Bay area contributors, Ethan & Michaela. Two fun souls that dig tapes & fit the altruistic culture, in addition to Luke, Christian & myself. I’ve also had this idea simmering in my head to reimagine the music blog as something social & dynamic, so I’ll be putting my head into building that. We’re changing the mailing address though I’ll still pickup posted submissions for Oct.
Genres cover knee slappin punk, rock, folk & pop can be sent to Tape Famous, c/o Ethan, 288 3rd St. Unit 408 Oakland, CA, 94607. Tapes on the darker, broody, or psychedelic end can be sent to Tape Famous, c/o Michaela, 717 Panorama Drive, San Francisco, CA, 94131. Once I have a new address, you can send your ambient & dance hits to me.