Spool’s Out: Cassette Reviews For May 

Source: The Quietus.

The ability – or perhaps tendency – of minimalist and ambient music alike to fill space has got me thinking a lot in recent months. My own inability to sit still, to be quiet, to shut down and shut off, has been drawn into sharp relief (just like, well, everything else in the world) due to this global pandemic thingy, and this absolutely includes filling every waking minute with background music.

Tapes, streaming, records, radios, podcasts all blare day and night either in my little flat or in my little headphones, and as work has now invaded the home too, this means the empty, the full, the busy, the lazy, work and relaxation have all intertwined.