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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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Tabs Out | J. Hamilton Isaacs – Tolerance Clock

J. Hamilton Isaacs – Tolerance Clock 2.19.19 by Tony Lien Modular compositions built with complex melody in mind are increasingly rare in the experimental electronic world — being that not only is it tempting to just let lawless noise rule the day, but it’s often incredibly difficult to create patches that cooperate on a melodic […]

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Tabs Out | Proud/Father – Symbolic Exchange and Emptiness

Proud/Father – Symbolic Exchange and Emptiness 2.14.19 by Tony Lien Simply put, there’s a staggering amount of ambient/soundscape/drone albums out there — and an unfortunate number of them just aren’t worth listening to. It’s a genre that can easily be exploited by the lazy or the uninspired — due to both the ease at which […]

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