Drowse / AMULETS Limited Edition Cassette Tape
Drowse Side A
AMULETS Side B
Limited to 100 copies.
Design and Layout by Dustin Bowen
Mastered by Andrew Weathers
The two Portland experimental artists paired together on a split feels like a natural extension of a sonic space the two have been circling for years.
Most known for his experimentation in crafting lovingly warped tape loops and ambient guitar work that rings out with an emotional clarity even when it is processed beyond recognition, Randall Taylor brings some of his most abstract work to the table with a track like “ASTRAL” and hits squarely in the chest with the heartbreaking “DISMANTLED”.
AMULETS is joined by drowse – Kyle Bates long running experimental project. drowse’s songs are known for stitching together deconstructed ambient passages that glow with a pale gray light with heavy subject matter that delve into unflinching personal accounts of mental health and loss. “Wind Through the Door,” “Hidden Close,” and “A Song a Made in 2001 With My Friend Who is Now Dead (Director’s Cut)” were written and recorded by Kyle Bates at NES artist residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland