Tabs Out | Scathing – Strawman Rising

Scathing – Strawman Rising 11.26.21 by Jacob DeRaadt Scathing is the solo work of Kenny Brieger, hailing from Alice, Texas. The project has had multiple releases this year on labels like Hostile 1, Oxen, and New Forces. This release finds Brieger utilizing more field recordings to interrupt flow, without having a “cut-up” feel to it that one might […]

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Tabs Out | Mot – Defect

Mot – Defect 11.10.21 by Jacob DeRaadt Mot is the sound world of Canadian visual artist Paul Van Trigt, whose art has been spreading like wildfire in the noise underground, gracing covers of labels worldwide. First side opens with some lo-fi turntable abuse interspersed with ripping physical textures, some stop and start punctuated with what […]

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Tabs Out | Kadaver – Mouthful of Agony

Kadaver – Mouthful of Agony 11.5.21 by Jacob DeRaadt While I was listening to this tape, released on Syracuse’s Cruel Symphonies back in the summer, the fan unit on our air conditioning unit began to draw in air that reeked of burnt rubber. Perhaps it was a nasal analog to the thick auditory assault crumbling […]

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Tabs Out | Xah – Approaching the Absolute Periphery

Xah – Approaching the Absolute Periphery 8.31.21 by Jacob DeRaadt Scrap metal noise has a long-standing place in experimental music circles.  From the anti-music aktions of New Blockaders and the Haters to modern masters like K2, Knurl, and Macronympha, artists have assimilated the discarded waste of industrial society into the fabric of their sound. From […]

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Tabs Out | Vital Cause – Zero Sum Game

Vital Cause – Zero Sum Game 7.27.21 by Jacob DeRaadt “Zero Sum Game” is the first offering from the trio of Eddie Giles (Final Solution), Jay Howard (Circuit Wound), and John Grimaldi (Submersive Productions). The three have done some work together under the name Run for Omniphobia, though I’m not familiar with that output. Side A […]

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