Boomkat Product Review:
Psychedelic digi-dub fancies from Japan’s Taka Noda and Danny Wolfers (Legowelt) make it to vinyl on L.I.E.S. after a digital-only dispatch via Wolfers’ Nightwind label.
Manna for the Tapes x Sotofett heads, ‘Tascam Space Season’ extends a half hour of supremely smoked-out dub built with custom-made machines and channelling the spirits of Jammy’s and Jackie Mittoo into the year 3000 with the sort of pulpy charm you'd be led to expect from anything with Legowelt involved.
From the track names to the entropic nature the seven tracks, the whole things enacts a dub séance via the ’Supernatural Mixing Desk’ to the Giallo-in-Kingston feel of ‘The Transient Purpose of Echo’ and the mystic step of ‘Broken Dream Tape Saturation’. Nuff keyboard melodica presets lead the way over Casiotone vamps and clouds of FX generated by the pair’s modified equipment with results that echo the midi-eval haunt-tronics of Moon Wiring Club and Sotofett’s deftest in the woozy oneiric skank of ‘In Opposite Reality’ and the Mr Soft strut of ‘Archetypes in Dub’.