Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cassette Roundup I: Brave Mysteries CQBL23-29
Wisconsinites Nathaniel Ritter and Clay Ruby are busy, busy guys. When they're not making music and performing under their various guises (namely Burial Hex, Kinit Her, Wreathes, Circulation of Light, Wormsblood, and more), Ritter and Ruby dedicate massive amounts of time to their joint label venture, the prolific Brave Mysteries record label. If you aren't familiar with the Brave Mysteries label just yet, have a look at their stellar catalog, with releases by Horseback (I was lucky enough to snag a copy of the Forbidden Planet cassette early last year), Bong, MV & EE, and, of course, Ritter and Ruby's own related projects, for a good...thirty five reasons as to why Brave Mysteries should be a part of your "favorite labels" roster.
Though I didn't enjoy all of these releases, I definitely had a positive experience overall, and I definitely cannot deny how brave Brave Mysteries truly is. Keep an eye out for yet another batch of tapes which are slated for release next month.