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Tabs Out | Penance Stare – Solanaceae

Penance Stare – Solanaceae 2.6.19 by Ryan Masteller Does atmospheric black metal with goth and shoegaze aspirations get a bad rap today? I mean, there’s pretty much only one band that comes to mind when we’re talking about this in conjunction with “bad raps,” and that’s Deafheaven. Real talk: I’ve always been a Deafheaven fan […]

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Tabs Out | moduS ponY & VLK – split

moduS ponY & VLK – split 2.4.19 by Ryan Masteller This cassette is evenly divided. Perfectly. Right down the middle. On one side, the white one, Strategic Tape Reserve stalwart moduS ponY brandishes multiple implements of sonic construction, combining them in unusual and powerful ways, sometimes like weirding weapons in “Dune” (but not dangerous). Strategic […]

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Tab Out | Already Dead drops their third Retrospective

Already Dead drops their third Retrospective 2.1.19 by Ryan Masteller This is the 185th “VIP” (Very Important Piece) I’ve written for Tabs Out. Why is that important? It’s not a round number. It’s not even a funny one. But the point is, it’s pretty big. Think about this: there are only 138 Tabs Out episodes […]

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Tabs Out | OGRE and Dallas Campbell – All Hallows’ II

OGRE and Dallas Campbell – All Hallows’ II 1.31.19 by Ryan Masteller I know this is going against protocol, but… THIS TAPE IS SO SCARY AND I LOVE IT! OGRE (aka Robin Ogden, not the one you’re thinking of) and Dallas Campbell are transatlantic buddies who just want to frighten the bejeezus out of each […]

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Tabs Out | Odd Narrative – Parks

Odd Narrative – Parks 1.30.19 by Ryan Masteller Under a blanket made out of soft light, I receive Odd Narrative’s “Parks” like the chosen one I so clearly am. How else am I to approach this duo’s work, this collaboration between Koma Elektronik’s Wouter Jaspers and Hainbach? Am I supposed to ignore it, let it […]

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