Cleaning Tapes look to Hungary on their next release

Stream The Cyclist’s remix from S. Olbricht and Norwell’s upcoming tape for the London label.

From the outside, there seems to be a fascinating little community of electronic musicians congregating in Budapest at the moment, reflected in the calibre of labels drawing from this pool of talent. Route 8 has been picked up by both Nous and Lobster Theremin, whilst the Deutsch Amerikanische Tragödie from S. Olbricht was a highlight of last year’s batches from Opal Tapes – do check out his Farbwechsel release The Last Act Of Dorothy Stratten too. S. Olbricht has now joined forces with compatriot and self-styled exponent of “bittersweet synth psychedelia” Norwell for the 5th release from London label Cleaning Tapes, which is due next week on digital and cassette formats.

The Untitled tape features six tracks of freeform electronic experimentation blessed with mastering by Opal Tapes boss Bish, which are complemented by a clutch of remixes from Opal Tapes artist OOBE, M. Buckley and The Cyclist. The remix of “Sizt” from the latter Leaving Records and All City artist is available to stream below, and adds some bent rhythms to the original without losing any of the fuzzy charm.