Ulla Straus sinks into the abyss with new cassette Big Room, out now on Quiet Time

Ulla Straus sinks into the abyss with new cassette Big Room, out now on Quiet Time

The New York City-based Quiet Time Tapes has maintained an intriguing sales pitch amid the over saturated cassette market: lengthy ambient and electronic leaning sounds, but you get two tapes with your order. That means you get one for yourself and then you hand off the second to a friend, or a stranger! Or you can just keep them both for yourself. The possibilities are endless! Past notable releases have come from X.Y.R., Huerco S., and Kareem Lofty, to name a few.

The label’s latest is from Pennsylvania’s Ulla Straus, whose smeared ambient compositions were last heard on 2018’s Chat, a collaboration with Pontiac Streator put out by West Mineral Ltd.

Big Room features plenty of “undulating ambient and abstracted grooves,” as Ulla describes it, across the tape’s eight tracks. It’s also out today (April 5), as a limited double-cassette, with an added bonus of a zine designed by Ulla. The tape and digital assets are up at Quiet Time’s Bandcamp. TGIF to all the extreme power ambient heads out there!

Big Room tracklist:

01. Nana
02. House
03. Net
04. Past
05. Bellow
06. Sister
07. Oil
08. Petted

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