Tabs Out | Space Age Pressure Pad # 3: Scoring rad decks

Space Age Pressure Pad # 3: Scoring rad decks 4.14.18 by Scott Scholz This week, I thought it might be fun to talk about places to find cassette decks, as well as some principles behind picking out potentially good decks on the used market. Despite cassette sales rising considerably in recent years, there aren’t really […]

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Tabs Out | Space Age Pressure Pad #2: Already Dead Tapes

Space Age Pressure Pad #2: Already Dead Tapes 3.31.18 by Scott Scholz This week, I’m firing up the analog time machine and taking us on a trip back in time. That’s one of the great things about cassettes: you can pop these little audio documents in your deck any time you’d like, and the memories […]

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Tabs Out | Space Age Pressure Pad #1: The Iowa Cassette Caucuses

Space Age Pressure Pad #1: The Iowa Cassette Caucuses 3.17.18 by Scott Scholz Welcome to the first edition of Space Age Pressure Pad! I’m your host, Scott Scholz, and I hope to bring you this free-form column on a weekly-ish basis. Expect a mix of reviews (both new jams and tapes from the last few […]

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Tabs Out | Indiegogo For Subotnick Film Offers “Silver Apples” Cassette Reissue

Indiegogo For Subotnick Film Offers “Silver Apples” Cassette Reissue 7.7.17 by Scott Scholz If you’re a regular reader/listener of Tabs Out, chances are excellent that you’re down with the sublime electronic compositions of Morton Subotnick. One of the true pioneers in modular synthesizers, Subotnick’s music has hardly aged a day over the decades. “Silver Apples […]

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Tabs Out | New Batch – Heavy Mess

New Batch – Heavy Mess 6.1.17 by Scott Scholz Time has flown by this spring, and the latest batch from Heavy Mess has been a constant companion of mine, with a sound for every occasion. Last year’s debut releases from this label tended to be on the mellow side of the listening spectrum, but this […]

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