Tabs Out | New Batches – MJMJ Records

New Batches – MJMJ Records 3.2.17 by Scott Scholz One of the biggest advantages of cassette labels is curatorial flexibility. Tapes are relatively inexpensive to produce, so you can take chances on highlighting different scenes, and listeners can similarly afford to speculate on batches of unfamiliar artists. While a lot of labels follow their interests […]

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Tabs Out | Crown of Eternity – Dream Architecture

Crown of Eternity – Dream Architecture 2.28.17 by Scott Scholz If you’re already familiar with Inner Islands, you’re probably well aware that the label is a sure bet for aural excursions into tranquility and redemption. With a serene discography including Ki Oni, Stag Hare, and Kyle Landstra, I get a tinge of joyous calm just […]

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Tab Out | New Batch – Spring Break Tapes!

New Batch – Spring Break Tapes! 2.22.17 by Scott Scholz Spring Break Tapes! proprietor Joe McKay had a busy 2016 that included the launch of the incredible Dinzu Artefacts label, an experimental/sound-art focused imprint with a thoughtful, unified art/layout design scheme. But fear not, Spring Break fans: SBT shows no signs of slowing down, either, […]

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Tabs Out | Jake Tobin – Sorta Upset!

Jake Tobin – Sorta Upset! 9.12.16 by Scott Scholz Lately it seems like the most interesting kinds of new musical activities are leaning toward the softer side of leisure: relaxing synth jams, sustained, meditative drones, vaporwiffled chillwaves of stay-in-tonight. This totally makes sense. We all need to nurture some calm and immersion and consideration in […]

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Tabs Out | New Batch – Notice Recordings

New Batch – Notice Recordings 9.9.16 by Scott Scholz Notice Recordings, currently a Portland-based operation, has been dropping excellent drones, textures, and sound art for a lucky seven years so far, featuring artists like Coppice, Haptic, Jon Mueller, and Rafael Toral. Their latest batch features a pair of heavy tapes from our neighbors to the […]

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