Take Me To Cape Town (Mary Visits Elisabeth)

(Research Laboratories) CDR $8.00

“Bert Kaempfert’s foot tapping easy listening classic “Afrikaan Beat,” notes our friend at Idwal Fisher is “the backbone of a Basinskie-esque” opening track on this disc by Bristol-based musician Richard Beale (of Head in the 1980s and Receiver in the ’90s), “slowed down to less than half speed and drowned in a lethargic steel mill rhythm…. A lava-lamp stoner trip…. The other three tracks move in a similar fashion —underwater communications, submerged wanderings, Eraserhead murk and drones, ultra tape sludge extraordinaire.” Edition of 20