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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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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