Tabs Out | Space Age Pressure Pad #4: The Ataraxia meditation series on Crash Symbols

Space Age Pressure Pad #4: The Ataraxia meditation series on Crash Symbols 10.12.18 by Scott Scholz During the first round of “cassette culture” in the late 70s and 80s, all kinds of less-commercial music that the big labels didn’t want to touch blossomed on tape. From noise/improv experiments, to homegrown weirdo songwriting, to new age […]

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Tabs Out | Bus Gas / Amulets – split

Bus Gas / Amulets – split 9.18.18 by Scott Scholz Two households, both alike in gritty ambience, In fair Portland, where we lay our scene, From ancient grunge break to new unity, Where tape-loop’d sounds make playback heads unclean. From forth the fatal loins of Spring Break flows A pair of star-cross’d droners make their […]

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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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