The Answer Is In The Beat Features Tape Excavation
The Answer Is In The Beat has an overview of Bruce Licher‘s eclectic Tape Excavation compilation, sharing impressions of the “moments that stand out” on the disc, ” like the fun, organ-driven mysteria of Final Republic’s ‘Chase.’ Savage Republic’s ‘First Siege’ is closer to a danceable post-punk rhythm, while ‘Assembly of the Dead’ has the same energy but is more solemn and processional. Licher’s music started to have more of a dreamy sway during the ’90s, particularly with space rock band Scenic and projects like the bedroom recording duo Lemon Wedges. Exploratorium’s ‘The Atmosphere’ is more of a dark soundscape that sounds like airplanes flying overhead. Then ‘SF Cima Song’ is just a gorgeous wash of lovely ethereal guitars. The Lanterna collaboration ‘B Minor’ is moodier and progresses a bit more than other songs here. Later home demos like ‘Birthdaysong (7 x 7 is)’ and ‘Mesopotamia’ have strong, chiming rhythms and spacey textures, making an impressively grand sound for solo guitar tracks.” Read more here.