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Michael Upton (Jet Jaguar) Beautiful wandering psych instrumentals - sometimes kinda "groovy" in a retro way that might remind me of Air or someone, but other times more dramatic and adventurous.
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miserablessed my stoic cat-lord is bonding with me exponentially more as I play this from the couch.
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dudgrickbevins Every tape I’ve bought from Crash Symbols label has been great, but this PAQ tape is the best so far — not just from the label but possibly from what I’ve found in the Bandcamp experimental explore section.

The album is chill without being sleepy. It moves along nicely and the long first track on side b is a great rainy day track. The digital album would be good, but the warmth of the cassette is nice. The design is also very lovely and thoughtful as an art object, especially the said a
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Hyphae 06:40
Atomic Samba 04:54
Airmalta 05:13
Lowed 07:47
Ouzospore 05:51
Notturno 04:47


"The forest at night is a swarm of tensive lights and hyphal highways, where a brave Saprobiont launches his 'Luminoso Radiomessaggio.' Formed in moisture, mixing enzymes, carbon, larch bark and owl feathers fall from a dancing tree. Macromolecules of sound fly like pollen on boiling streams, while meditating cows levitate above the diamond sea of consciousness and ghosts surf the ocean of time."

Named for the branching filaments that make up fungal mycelium, Hyphae is an organic collection that grew naturally out of related sounds and ideas. Composed over several years by Rimini-based multi-instrumentalist Andrea Rusconi, aka PAQ, Hyphae offers fragrant, but mellow psych, as complex and far-reaching as its namesake.

"...a glorious chunk of smooth aqua funk, golden mutant groove." -Lighten Up Sound

"...lysergic sound twisting and winding into a grooving structure." -The Sun Lounge

"...in this expanse, the roots of bass and drums have fostered giant trees. Melodies from perched birds sing in beautiful concord..." -Lost in a Sea of Sound

"This tape is insane..." -Tabs Out Podcast

PAQ is Andrea Rusconi

Mastered by Nicolas Sheikholeslami

Artwork/Layout by Jacob Gardner

Sticker design by Ambra Galassi

All songs composed, recorded and played by PAQ except:
Enrico Ro, drums on "Airmalta"
Piero Ambrosani, trumpet on "Lowed"
Ambra Galassi, tāmpurā and bells on "Karin Solaris"


released April 30, 2021




Crash Symbols Morgantown, West Virginia

Est. 2010

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