The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 75

This episode intermingles daring contemporary jazz with cosmic ambient dreamscapes and a bit of folk rock to give you a little taste of autumn. Check it out below: If you like what you’re reading, please help keep RCU thriving. You can show your support by becoming a patron at our Patreon account or you can make aContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 75”

Eric Arn – Misuse: a live mix

You can knock out your drone, ambient and fingerstyle guitar fixes all in one go with Eric Arn’s Misuse live mix. Available through the great Ramble Records, this album is a collage of Arn performing across Europe between 2014 and 2015. Throughout the single 50 minute track, you’ll hear the former Crystalized Movements member slideContinue reading “Eric Arn – Misuse: a live mix”

Cole Pulice & Nat Harvie – Strawberry Roan

With Strawberry Roan, Cole Pulice and Nat Harvie brewed together a kaleidoscopic jazz oasis that you’ll want to savor again and again. We have the good folks over at Aural Canyon to thank for this little DIY ambient gem. This cassette contains cottony soft soundscapes made up of analogue synthesizers and samplers, along with aContinue reading “Cole Pulice & Nat Harvie – Strawberry Roan”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 72

Dip into some deeply cosmic zones with us today on this episode as we sample from artists like Seawind of Battery, The National Park Service and Acetone. Check it out below: Keith Speaks! (1) Crystalline Shadows – Seventh Shadow of The Sun – s/t Light on the Horizon – Seawind of Battery – Clockwatching Rescuers’Continue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 72”

The Record Crates United Mixtape: The Smithsonian Folksways Special

Our 69th episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape is a special one. Today, I’m highlighting some of my favorite tracks from the vast Smithsonian Folkways discography. From folk and blues standards and classics by the likes of Elizabeth Cotton and Michael Hurley to abstract soundscapes by artists like The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble,Continue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape: The Smithsonian Folksways Special”

Al Lover – Cosmic Joke

Turn down the lights, sink into a comfortable couch and slip on a good pair of over-ear headphones and let Al Lover take you on a celestial journey with his latest record, Cosmic Joke. On his first LP since 2019’s Existential Everything, the famed LA-based producer and musician has delivered a molten slab of groovingContinue reading “Al Lover – Cosmic Joke”

Rose & LaJoie – On the Crystal Seas

Brad E. Rose and Matt LaJoie have combined their strengths together on the stellar On The Crystal Seas, and the results are simply out of this world. Matt LaJoie, one of today’s most prolific and creative talents in the world of psychedelic folk, ambient and solo guitar music, and Brad E. Rose, a legend in hisContinue reading “Rose & LaJoie – On the Crystal Seas”

Spring Roundup – Part 2

Here’s the second half of our roundup of records that we’ve been digging this spring. If you missed part one, click here to give it a look. Joys Union Group – Boredom Euphoria Released on Trouble in Mind Records, Boredom Euphoria is a sunny blend of cosmic ambient music and astral jazz that will leaveContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 2”

Itta – Eyewalk

Tengger’s Itta has made a triumphant return with the beautifully ethereal Eyewalk, on Aural Canyon Records. Released last Friday on cassette and digital, this record features the Seoul, South Korea-based ambient musician creating the most angelic of soundscapes with just her voice and a Yamaha SY22. Across the album’s six tracks, Itta utilizes her vocalsContinue reading “Itta – Eyewalk”

Tilth – Rock Music

On their first record in almost seven years, Tilth has taken the most basic elements of rock music and put them proudly on display like well-polished gem stones. Released last week on Round Bale Recordings, Rock Music features the duo of Nathan McLaughlin and Cody Yantis taking various aspects of the genre, like guitar riffs,Continue reading “Tilth – Rock Music”