The label kicks off 2017 with a pair of strong releases.

Chicago label Hausu Mountain just closed out another year of strange and exciting psychedelic music and now they’ve returned with a pair of new tapes to start 2017.

First up is Drip Mental by Fire-Toolz, aka producer Angel Marcloid. She runs two of Chicago’s other great current underground labels, experimental tape outfit Rainbow Bridge and the vaporwave and noise funhouse Swamp Circle (which has been featured in our Best of Bandcamp column).

Drip Mental shows off that wide range from its first single, ‘To See My Hatred Clearly’, a glorious headfuck of glitching samples, synthpop and hissing black metal vocals that somehow ends on a soothing saxophone solo.

The label will also relaunch Mugen, the split tape series named after the cult freeware fighting game, where the only rule is everything must be recorded live with no overdubs. Vol. 9 documents one side of synth euphoria from Portland’s Pulse Emitter followed by a lengthy piece from Chicago experimentalist (and Spectrum Spools-alum) Brett Naucke, which you can hear samples of now.

Listen to both below and look for the tapes February 24 via Hausu Mountain.

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