more from
Nailbat Tapes
  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited to 25 copies

    Includes unlimited streaming of Adrift via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 25 

      $5 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $4 USD  or more




"This cassette is a collection of recordings made over the span of 5 or so years, scraps of thoughts and emotions brought back into light. It’s a soundtrack for finding personal notes scribbled in the margins of school books: snapshots of a particular mental place and time. Much of the sound here is low rumbles, a drift of electronics and samples pushed just to the border of being recognizable. There is something that could be the whistle of a train captured and looped or maybe the drone of a plane overhead, held in stasis at a single point in the sky. These are the points in time our brain deletes, the diary entries we don’t remember making and force us to swallow hard at their jejune content as we flip through them. The slow leak of the past pushes through the imperfectly laid wallpaper of our now, and temporarily robs it of its agency. Unmoored from the island of the present moment, we trail fingers through the debris of years that at a touch have only a passing familiarity. This is music for the moment you don’t recognize yourself in a photograph; the low hum of confusion at seeing yourself with an expression your face has forgotten how to make."
-Tiny Mix Tapes

"(T)he music of label boss Matt Sullivan, who works as Red Boiling Springs, is quite a relief. This is the first time I hear his music, and apparently Red Boiling Springs is a noise project but in this particular case the ambient side is played out more. He writes about this: "rediscovered these recordings on an old busted-up computer early last year. They were made sporadically from 2009 to 2014 in Anchorage, AK, and Portland, OR, stitched together out of field recordings, guitars, and electric piano." None of the instruments can be easily heard as such I must say, as all of this is effectively transformed on that old busted-up computer beyond recognition and it works very well. There is a gritty edge to the music, a bit of dirt at the corners, which is something most welcome when it comes to ambient and drone music; for me at least. The best is kept to the last, also on this release where the final piece, 'Drift', worked like soft bliss to these tortured ears. If the rest of his work is like this, I'd surely like to hear a bit more of it."
- Vital Weekly


released January 1, 2017



all rights reserved


Red Boiling Springs Portland, Oregon

contact / help

Contact Red Boiling Springs

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code