“The End of All Seasons” C27
(Strategic Tape Reserve)

With “The End of All Seasons”, Qualchan. pits vapor-wavy house snippets against Robitussin-based hip-hop instrumentals in a pillow fight to the death…or at least until one or the other passes out from feeling so loopy. What sets this release apart from your above-average beat tape is just how quickly each upbeat vignette comes and goes, arriving and departing A-L-L I-N, not any one track staying around long enough to get any real feel for before the next beat-battalion marches on through the door to your ears, the overall feel heavily hypnogogic, despite the pace and rhythms. This is tops for power-napping with shoes on, ready to bounce out the door once the tape closes up shop!

—Jacob An Kittenplan