Tabs Out | Tape Label Wizard, Michael Potter, Opens Additional Rift In The Fabric of Time With New Label Garden Portal

Tape Label Wizard, Michael Potter, Opens Additional Rift In The Fabric of Time With New Label Garden Portal 4.3.19 by Tony Lien Michael Potter founded multi-genre experimental tape label Null Zone in 2015. Since then, the label has earned its reputation as one of the mainstays of the cassette scene — thanks to Potter’s ability […]

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Tabs Out | New Batch – Bumpy

New Batch – Bumpy 3.29.19 by Tony Lien It’s my supreme pleasure to relate to you my thoughts on Minneapolis-based Bumpy Records’ two newest releases (set to drop on March 29) — “Durn Fool” by Oyster World and “Frisbee” by The Miami Dolphins. Oyster World’s “Durn Fool” is an experience — and I don’t mean […]

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Tabs Out | Temporal Movement – 118

Temporal Movement – 118 3.18.19 by Tony Lien According to the Reserve Matinee (a Chicago label established in 2018 that boasts a shockingly wide variety of releases to date), the man behind Temporal Movement (David Wesley Sutton) has been releasing experimental noise music since 2004. It pains me to think of the absolute shit I […]

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Tabs Out | Life Education – New Earth Assembly

Life Education – New Earth Assembly 3.8.19 by Tony Lien The cover art for Life Education’s “New Earth Assembly” boasts a Bob Ross-style pastoral landscape which is further accented by what seems to be THE biggest, happiest tree reaching up into the stratosphere in the far-off distance. Could this be meant to represent a larger-than-life […]

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Tabs Out | Hypnagogue – Adrift

Hypnagogue – Adrift 2.28.19 by Tony Lien I’m always happy when one word song titles and/or album titles actually turn out to augment the music they are attached to — as opposed to denoting laziness or the depletion of imagination. All those nü-metal bros back in the early 2000s were the undisputed kings of the […]

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