Murky, thick, and transfixingly eerie work from Ropes that incorporates dense wall textures alongside unsettling deep sea sounds, creating an atmosphere of darkness and pressure that threatens to overwhelm at almost every point. There's a beautiful sense of drone to this cassette but also a persistent harshness; the two tracks here are both serenely calm and devastatingly crushing at once, provoking a certain discord that only adds to the aura of tension Ropes summons up. Like drowning.
Released on murky translucent green cassettes, in an edition of 10 hand-numbered copies. $8 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest of world.