Tapes [ Summer Jam c/w Salavere ] 10" [EM1191TS]
Tapes is back! EM Records is very happy to bring you the latest from the artist known as Tapes, here with a 10-inch vinyl/download release that, with its good vibes, positivity and major-key delightfulness, will rescue you from any doldrums you are experiencing, whether personal, societal or cosmic. Both of the tracks are solo recordings from 2019, but they soar over the worries of the year, any year, with an uplifting rhythmic lilt, a positive tonality, non-annoyingly catchy melodies and some lovely sonic textures. There’s something here for fans of bass music, mid-80s-and-beyond electronic music, and toe-tapping good times. There’s a sweet chord progression and background drift in the title track that are particularly pleasing, and the flipside has some very satisfying tape echo that will lovingly catapult you to the future past. The sun can shine anywhere, anywhen, so enjoy!
Mastering: Takuto Kuratani (Ruv Bytes)
A. Summer Jam