VARIOUS ARTISTS: Nikola Tesla – Pandemie Live Sessions Vol. 1: CS

This compilation cassette documents a dozen tracks of pandemic-time recording sessions, recorded live at the German venue Nikola-Tesla. There’s a good variety of sounds here, from the herky-jerky no wave-influenced, to some moody post-punk with some heavier moments too. In lieu of playing and seeing live shows with rooms filled with people through the pandemic, these types of projects have proven to be vital and essential—and this compilation release is no different. –Mark Twistworthy (It’s Eleven, itselevenrecords.bandcamp.com)