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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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Tabs Out | Pierrot Lunaire – Dog Chakra

Pierrot Lunaire – Dog Chakra 8.5.16 by Scott Scholz “My theory is that when it comes to important subjects, there are only two ways a person can answer. Which way they chose, tells you who that person is. For instance, there are only two kinds of people in the world, Beatles people and Elvis people. […]

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Tabs Out | Paperbark – Forgotten Narratives

Paperbark – Forgotten Narratives 7.28.16 by Scott Scholz We’re in a golden age of killer synth jammers right now, with folks like Kyle Landstra, Norm Chambers, Joe Bastardo, Daryl Groetsch and many more combining melodic and textural synth work into provocative and introspective soundscapes. It can be a daunting task to keep up with the […]

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Tabs Out | New Batch – Never Anything

New Batch – Never Anything 7.25.16 by Scott Scholz Fledgling cassette label Never Anything Records may be less than a year old, but this Portland, OR and Chicago co-located label founded by Jeff Lane (Tereshkova), Tyler King, and Clay Mahn (Lustana) has already established a curatorial momentum you’d expect from veteran pressure-pad Pilgrims. A few […]

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