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Tabs Out | An Interview With Crank Sturgeon

An Interview With Crank Sturgeon 11.23.15 by Jacob DeRaadt Crank Sturgeon is the multi-disciplinary visual and sound artist Matt Anderson, who currently resides in Western Massachusetts. His discography is among the most prolific of American sound artists, his performances incorporating elements of improvisational comedy, homemade electronics, and jarring junk noise. Positioned in a unique space […]

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Tabs Out | Anthems For Disaffected Mutants – An Intro To Video Nasties

Anthems For Disaffected Mutants – An Intro To Video Nasties 11.16.15 by Jacob DeRaadt Video Nasties are one of the first bands that I encountered upon moving to the remote college town of Portland, Maine. After seeing their songs performed live, it’s nice to hear a definitive album version of those lunk-headed party anthems for disaffected mutants […]

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Tabs Out | MMMOOONNNOOO – The Act in Between

MMMOOONNNOOO – The Act in Between 10.7.15 by Jacob DeRaadt Industrial techno is a genre spawned by the later-era work of acts like Cabaret Voltaire and Belgian EBM outfits like Front 242. Techno and industrial share a bloodlink of cold rhythms reflecting the mechanized, organized chaos that the urban cosmopolis exudes. This sonic virus has […]

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Tabs Out | Christian Mirande – Fear Of Flying

Christian Mirande – Fear Of Flying 9.16.15 by Jacob DeRaadt Christian Mirande is a new sound artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some cursory research revealed that he’s a pilot in training for the United States Air Force, thus the ironic title of this release. However, there’s a clear vision presented here on this cassette that is […]

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Tabs Out | Gee Weaver – Merchant Ivory

Gee Weaver – Merchant Ivory 9.9.15 by Jacob DeRaadt Gee Weaver is a self-described “knob-twiddler” from Pasadena, CA, who runs the Colossal Tapes record label. I hear very little knob twisting going on for the duration of this cassette’s 20-minute span. Initial fragments of pop calls to mind the work of Joseph Hammer, albeit with […]

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