Static Caravan 2002. VAN 40
Magnétophone usually record for 4AD so this beautifully presented and very limited 7″ was slightly surprising, although their geeky, glitchy electronica fits rather better here than there. Perhaps it’s because it’s less accessible than their usual stuff, especially the B sides which have little in the way of conventional structure. Regardless, the band are probably the most effective exponent of this genre.
Unfortunately Static Caravan’s love of the 33rpm 7″ continues here. It really is the most abominable format this side of the cassette tape. Still, it’s worth a listen.